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Transmission problems ok i have a 1990 audi V8 quattro the engine runs great still with 180,000 on it but when i go to put it in revers it dies unless i give it a little gas also when i put it in any gear in sport,eco, or manual mode it dosent move it just slips im looking into a new tranny for around 2,300US but i would like to find a cheaper easyer fix if possible any help would be awsome thnx

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  • fortwander Nov 26, 2008

    Me too :( Worked fine until yetersday, put it in drive..nothing.....Reverse is fine......GRRR

  • cjfairley Mar 18, 2009

    My V8 is doing the same thing, and get this; I put in a different tranny 3000 miles ago, due to the same thing happening, also. It was runni ng great; accelerating, shifting smoothly, cruising up and down the N.Y. STATE THRUWAY, with no problems. Then all of a sudden I have no forward gears at all. reverse works fine. I even went to a dealer a bought a tranny dipstick($40.00) to verify my fluid level is good. I also, drained the only 3000 mile old fluid, and replaced it with Castrol Import fluid. still nothing. I can't believe that 2 trannies can go bad in the same car the same way with no warning. I am a 40 year old dad, who doesn't beat on his cars at all, so I can't figure it to be the tranny. My hunch is that the problem is electrical(imagine that in an Audi). I've checked all the plug connections on the tranny, and even swapped out all the relays under the passenger side floorpad just because I'm desparate. I don't want to let this car go for parts, but I can't afford to replace the tranny again. Any ideas, I'm listening. Chris(



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  • diligti Jun 14, 2011

    yes, I have the same problem... put in to Reverse is fine... it is moving the car... but if you put in another gear... it is not move... can somebody tell me what to do????

  • netkonsult Jun 25, 2011

    Hi! I have no forward gears till I switch on 1st gear manually. Then, after the speed is over 20 - 30 km/h I switch usual drive (D) position and everything is working normally till the car stops or speed falling under 20-30 km/h. After that I have to use again manually switching to the 1st gear. I read that someone has the same problem. Unfortunately he hadn't solution ... :) yet.



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