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IbChanged trans oil and filter--now slips in reverse and really bangs going into second.Fluid at proper level.I have heard of a limp mode--what is that about?

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  • antibowtie Mar 23, 2011

    1995 audi A6

  • antibowtie Mar 23, 2011

    Had no trans problems before fluid change

  • antibowtie Mar 23, 2011

    How about the limp mode?

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    Donald Britton Mar 23, 2011

    Could be low fluid ,must check on level ground with the engine running.Could also be a defective aftermarket filter, very common on the ZF transmissions and I only use OEM.Filter media breaks loose from filter housing and restricts flow.Also must use ZF fluid(can buy from AUDI) ,dont use dextron.Good Luck!

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