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Audi TT, Coupe, Convertible
#2 of 43 Steering-wheel shift pedals.
Apr 26, 2004 (8:25 am)
Not sure if this has been discussed already but...
Can someone please explain to me exactly how do paddle shifts work? It seems like a few models are having them these days (Audi TT, Ferrari, Aston Martin and RX-8)
First off, there is no clutch correct?…., so how does one knows when to shift, just let go of the gas and quickly shift the right-hand side pedal and press the gas again?
#3 of 43 6-Speed Transmission Problems?
Sep 12, 2005 (11:19 am)
Has anyone had any problems with their 2001 6-sp transmissions? At 55,000 my 3rd gear went out completely (all teeth broken off on input shaft pinion). Car was in a "test run" by independent mechanic after having the wheels aligned. Mechanic claims it was not his fault, the "transmission just failed" while he was driving it. Has anyone had this sort of failure? Absolutely NO indication of failure before it happened. Audi doesn't want to cover it (5,000 miles over warrantee/work not performed by Audi dealer). TIA!
#4 of 43 Re: 6-Speed Transmission Problems? [kenstafford]
Oct 14, 2005 (4:20 pm)
My 02 225 is in the shop now getting a new syncro installed on the third gear. I noticed that once the car warmed up it would occasionally grind while shifting from 2nd to 3rd. Audi is fixing it under warranty.
#5 of 43 Re: 6-Speed Transmission Problems? [cbreaz1]
Jan 22, 2006 (8:07 pm)
I have a 2005 TT 4cyl Auto w/Tiptronic bought in May 05. Recently, it hesitates when it changes from 2nd to 3rd. Not noticeable when quickly accelerating...only moderate acceleration (when someone is in front of me .
Anyways, the service writer said 'it's carbon in the injectors' so tracked down Marvel mystery oil. Injector cleaner doing nothing. Called the service manager...he wants the car right away. Is this the same as the 'bunny hop' others mentioned? What's causing it?
#6 of 43 Re: 6-Speed Transmission Problems? [svcatt]
Jan 24, 2006 (12:26 pm)
Update...shifting into tiptronic and back seems to exacerbate the problem. Now it grabs/slips/grabs in almost every gear and even with faster acceleration. They want to look at the fluid levels and the software.
#7 of 43 on my 2nd clutch - 44K miles
Sep 20, 2005 (8:52 pm)
The first one burned out after we'd had the car for less than a month, this one started slipping at about 40K miles.
I have a 2001 TT Coupe 185, love it otherwise, plan to keep it. I'm hoping to have better luck than most, I guess. I see a lot of them on the road, not like the mazda Miata where you see most of them on the resale lot!
Is the clutch really that delicate? Or should I take refresher on proper clutching technique?
#8 of 43 Re: on my 2nd clutch - 44K miles [roastzanna]
Oct 06, 2005 (5:20 pm)
I'm going through the same issue now - my clutch burned out at 2800 miles. The customer service has been abominable. I waited 3 1/2 hours for roadside service to tow me. Now I'm going to have to wait well over a week while they order new parts from Germany - they stuck me in a crappy rental car to start, but after yelling at them I'm getting an A4 loaner. They never call me to say what the status is - I have to track them down. It's a complete nightmare, and I'm beginning to be sorry I ever bought the car.
#9 of 43 I can't shift my TT!
Oct 18, 2005 (4:03 pm)
I have a 01 TT 1.8 Quattro. 65K miles. Manual transmission. For one month now, ONLY WHEN IT'S COLD AND BEFORE THE FIRST DRIVE OF THE DAY, I cannot move my shifter in the gearbox without exerting a ton of force. It simply won't get into gear.
In addition, ONLY WHEN IT'S COLD, my clutch pedal will rise extremely slowly after being pressed. To top it off, my car does emit a faint burning smell once it's warm and shifting well.
This problem has been looked at by two dealers. One states no problems, the other states my vehicle needs a new clutch and slave cylinder. I'm hesitant to believe the latter. This isn't behaving like a clutch and given the high pricetag of this repair, (quoted between 3-4K), I'm hesitant to go ahead and fix it.
I should note that once warm, there is no problem shifting this vehicle. No gear slipping. Nothing.
HAS ANYONE ENCOUNTERED THIS OR DOES ANYONE HAVE SUGGESTIONS? THANKS IN ADVANCE.
#10 of 43 Re: I can't shift my TT! [radam]
Nov 20, 2005 (3:15 am)
It's def the master cylinder - the smell and the slow clutch are the giveway signs - my wife had hers changed, under warranty - and it is fine now - there have been many many warranty claims for the TT over here in London for exactly the same problem.