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Yesterday after a short city drive i noticed my car (94 850 Turbo 145k) was making a lot of noise in first gear as i pulled into the parking lot. I figured out that it also makes the same noise in reverse. It will shift out of first after noticeable hesitation. Once the car is out of first gear it drives normally. I have been driving it in winter mode to get around without causing any more damage. Does this problem sound familiar to anyone?
 

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Re: transmission noise in first and reverse (info2x)

haven't seen any lights yet...is there a special socket to check for transmission codes? I checked all sockets on A and didn't come up with anything.
 

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Re: transmission noise in first and reverse (bm2199)

I would generally say you're f***ed. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>If a trans is making noise in two specific gears it's time for a new one, used one or a rebuild. There is no software upgrades for your trans,it sounds as if some planatery gears or gone<br>Driving around in winter mode isn't going to help anything either<br>With a car as old as yours, I would try to find a good (warrantied, if possible) used one.<br>A tranny shop is your next stop for a diagnosis<br>
 

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Re: transmission noise in first and reverse (JRL)

yes, i'm afraid this may be the case. i'm taking it to the dealer tomorrow to see if they can tell me anything. would a used transmission necessarily have to be from a turbo? if not, i would think that a n/a transmission would probably have more life left with comparable miles.
 

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Re: transmission noise in first and reverse (bm2199)

Not 100% sure but I think they're the same. <br>They may have A different TCM,<br>(Transmission control module), but you would have to check on that<br><A HREF="http://www.erievovo" TARGET="_blank">http://www.erievovo</A> may be a bit more but they usually guarantee their's.<br>Remember, you're still looking at 6- 8 hours labor R & R ing the trans
 

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Re: transmission noise in first and reverse (JRL)

Took the car to a transmission shop this weekend...they're charging me 280 to disassemble and diagnose. Told me today that the torque converter had a problem. They're also saying that there were metal shavings inside and other parts should be replaced. I don't have a problem with some of the standard wearables, but i don't want to invest a huge amount since they'll warranty for 12,000 miles and i'll probably get rid of the vehicle by then. How much should i expect for this sort of repair? also, are there any sources where i can see how much these parts are supposed to cost? I just want to have a number so i can hopefully negotiate him down a couple hundred. Thanks
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bm2199</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I just want to have a number so i can hopefully negotiate him down a couple hundred. Thanks</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Not going to happen.<br>You'll be spending MINIMUM $1000, more like $1800 even from the cheapest tranny mechanic.<br>It takes HOURS to R & R the trans, PLUS repair/rebuild parts and labor
 
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