[V6-12v] transmission screech

George Tur getur at optonline.net
Sun Jul 4 12:00:10 EDT 2004

On Sunday 04 July 2004 11:18, Kent McLean wrote:
> My new-to-me '94 Audi 100 S Avant with V6, FWD and automatic
> is starting to misbehave. When shifting from Park to Drive,
> the transmission made a loud screeching noise while moving
> the lever through Reverse. The car drove fine afterwards,
> all 4 forward gears and reverse, with no odd noises. On a
> might-be-related note, on the same trip, the HVAC blower fan
> stopped working, as did the sunroof and turn signals.
> When I started the car for the second leg of the trip, the
> blower, sunroof, and turn signals fixed themselves. And the
> transmission didn't screech.
> Electrical gremlins?
The electrical gremlin might be the return spring on the ignition switch or 
the relay that cuts off the power to all the peripheral units when you turn 
the car on. I recently had the return mechanism replaced on the wife's A6Q 
and it cost about $40 for the part and an hours worth of labor. The power on 
relay definitely costs more, but it's a simple plug in item.

If it's the return mechanism on the ignition switch I would be careful about 
the position of the key when you start up the car. If the key doesn't return 
to the correct position you could leave the starter motor engaged and damage 
the fly wheel or starter.

No idea as to what the transmission screech could be.

Good luck

George Tur
91 V8 .. always in need of something..
care taking a 95 A6Q

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