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1996 Audi A4 quattro 2.8l manual shift is having shifting problem

My daughter tells me that when she tries to move forward or backward the engine RPM runs very high and the car barely moves. She had other vehicles close to her and was concerned about hitting something - I was going to have her try in 2nd gear... I cannot get access to the car until tomorrow most likely. I plan to first check the Transmission fluid and go from there. Any other advice prior to my going there will be helpful and appreciated. If I were to do a fluid change whaat am I in for and what will I need? I don't have a manual here until I get to the car.

Thanks ahead,
Steven

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  • human1958 May 27, 2009

    It is a 5 speed manual transmission. Is the clutch job on this model difficult? Anything particularly tricky one should know?

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If the car is a 5spd the clutch is burnt out of it. if it is automatic, it could be low on fluid, or tranny needs a rebuild.

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  • therealgraha May 27, 2009

    because its a quattro taking the tranny out becomes a nightmare because of the rear drive. lots of shields, and exhaust must be dropped

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