The trans don't have a dipstick, they have to be checked at a dealership with a vag tool, they have to be checked at a certian temperature of operation, as far as fluid i would use the audi recommended G-052-162-A2 atf fluid required
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many Audi and VW auto transmissions do not have a dip stick to check the transmission fluid. you need to know what you are doing and have the proper tools to do the job. you need to get the car safely off the ground and level (close to level, perfect is not necessary) and then near the drain plug for the transmission fluid you should find another plug that when removed allows you to put a finger in and feel for fluid. not really a do it yourself job for most folks, but if you are brave check for a youtube video and good luck
It is imperative you use the correct fluid in your Audi tiptronic transmission. Look in your owners manual for the correct fluid. If you do not have an owners manual call your local Audi dealer or better yet drive to one and purchase Audi Pentosin A/T fluid from the dealer. Do not use Dexron III as it is not designed for the Triptonic transmission. A transmission is very expensive to replace so do not take any chances and just buy your fluid from your Audi dealer even though you may pay a little more. That way you are 100% sure you are using the correct fluid.
For automatic transmission: Only ATF with designation ESSO LT 71 141 may be used. Do not use any lubricant additives. Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF - part number: G 052 162 A2 (1 liter wrapping). How to check oil in automatic transmission in Audi A6 1997: At the bottom of the automatic gearbox (tiptronic) you will find 2 threaded plugs on below surface. First (in front of the car) is for emptying, and second is for filling up. Tightening torque is 24 Nm.
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) checking: 1. Requirements for check: 1.1. Vehicle standing on level surface. 1.2. Transmission must not be in fail-safe mode. 1.3. Shift lever in "P" position, parking brake applied. 1.4. Engine idling. 1.5. Air Conditioner and heater OFF. 1.6. ATF temperature must not exceed 104 Fahrenheit degree (40 Celsius degree) at start of test. 1.7. Only ATF with designation ESSO LT 71 141 may be used. Do not use any lubricant additives. 1.8. Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF - part number: G 052 162 A2 (1 liter wrapping) 1.9. An ATF level check when transmission oil temperature is too low results in overfilling, when too high results in underfilling. 2. CAUTION: Too much or too little ATF will affect the operation of the transmission. The ATF level must be checked at regular intervals. 3. The oil level is correct if a slight amount of oil runs out when ATF temperature is between 86 Fahrenheit degree (30 Celsius degree) and 113 F deg (45 C deg) (caused by increase of oil level when heated). For warmer climates, 122 F deg (50 C deg). 4. Hang filled ATF reservoir VAG 1924 as high as possible. 5. Shift lever in "P" position, engine running at idle. 6. Place oil drip pan under transmission oil pan. 7. Remove ATF filler plug (at the bottom of the automatic gearbox you will find 2 threaded plugs on below surface. First (in front of the car) is for emptying, and second is for filling up. 8. With ATF temperature between 86 Fahrenheit degree (30 Celsius degree) and 113 F deg (45 C deg), for warmer climates, 122 F deg (50 C deg), a slight amount of oil will flow from filler hole when ATF level is correct. 9. If necessary drain or top off ATF to attain correct oil level. Top ATF with filler hook from VAG 1924 ATF reservoir. Insert VAG 1924 (tool) ATF reservoir filler hook into filler hole and top off until a slight amount of oil flows from filler hole. NOTE: Fit filler hook into one of the oil deflector cap slots placed on the filler opening. CAUTION: Do not press filler hook upward or oil deflector cap can be pushed off. 10. Reinstall ATF filler plug. Tightening torque is 24 Nm.
It is most likely that it is the transmission, it sounds like you didn't put fluid enough. or something is restriction the fluid flow to the torque converter which is located between the engine and the transmission, it replaces the clutch in a manual transmission. The wiring harness to the transmission may have been unplugged when you did this. make sure it is plugged to the transmission, and the transmission is full of fluid.
This is a manual transmission? If so the clutch probably needs to be replaced. When you say "VIOLENTLY" what is going on, what is the road speed, what are the RPMs at? The more specific information the better. And this problem ONLY occurs between gear changes, right? The other times, everything is normal?
i dont know but a pontiac grand am you have to unscrew a cap a put your finger in hole you have to look in the front back and sides carefully and slowly this method works for me when i have trouble try not to overlook it