02 TT roadster transmission

Mark R speedracer.mark at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 12:39:38 PDT 2008

You didn't indicate if the onset of symptoms was gradual or sudden.

Is the shop familiar with the complicated transverse linkages?  A small
misalignment or broken bushing can make it impossible to shift.  If the
linkage is disconnected, will the transmission shift (takes some force, but
is possible)?  Did they check motor and transmission mounts?  How did the
fluid look?  Presuming the shop knows all of this and diagnosed correctly;

This isn't a common problem for a straight (non-accident history) TT.  If it
IS internal transmission, I'd source a used one.  I don't know of any, but
there are a bunch of speciality dismantlers and nationwide used part search
While he's at it, change the clutch.

Good luck helping him out,
Mark Rosenkrantz
On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 1:37 PM, Ed Kellock <ed.kellock at msn.com> wrote:

> Just got a call from a friend about his TT transmission.  He only has 3rd
> and 4th and the shop says the linkage is good.
> I can't recall ever hearing about TT trans troubles, but it's also not
> exactly on my radar so I may have tuned it out.
> The car has 68k miles.
> So question #1, is this common or a freak thing?  (It's stock and he
> doesn't beat on it).
> The shop is quoting 5k to rebuild and 8k for a new one from Audi.
> I'm thinking a used one should be fairly easy to source, unless there's a
> common problem with these.
> Does anybody have or know of an available used transmission?
> Thanks,
> Ed

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