Last post on Nov 30, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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Audi TT, Coupe, Convertible
#41 of 44 Re: 2001 TT 5 Speed 180hp Transmission Grinding [manav1]
May 11, 2012 (9:47 pm)
if anyone is still readin any of this, the 5sp and 6sp transmissions in the tt are the 02m code. Theseare actually pretty stout and are said to handle 500-550hp! unfortunately, they do suffer a flaw, the most common would be the shift fork for 1st and 2nd gear. Not a huge issue as it can be fixed, welded, bolstered to make it handle higher tolerances, however it explains why a lot of you with manual transmissions are having issues not being able to shift into gears, or having trouble getting into a gear. Im not saying it couldnt be another problem, but from my extensive reading this seems to be the most common, though compared to other vw transmissions, the 6sp 02m is one of the more sought after due to how stout it is. As far as the audi transmissions go, the 01e transmission found coupled with the 2.7t engine as well as the 6sp 1.8t models of the B6 A4 generation is said to be near bulletproof but i'm babbling now as that transmission won't even fit in your car. check out the shift fork and search it online to see the problem and how to get it fixed right without breaking the bank. as far as the tiptronic folks, vw/audi should've named it "failtronic" as it's more appropriate, cheers
#42 of 44 Re: 2001 TT 5 Speed 180hp Transmission Grinding [treksportmk3]
Aug 19, 2012 (4:34 am)
I just bought a 2001 Audi TT 4 with the 1.8 and 5 speed and have noticed that it's very easy to get into third gear vs first at a stop. I don't experience any grinding though. Could this be the shift fork you are talking about?
I bought the car yesterday and have put over 300 miles on it and can't wait to get back in for more!
#43 of 44 Re: Audi TT Transmission Not Engaging [jrmy]
Nov 26, 2012 (11:51 am)
It is a bad mechatronic unit. If you take it to the dealer they'll want to replace the entire transmission and mech unit. I'd advise against that. All you probably need is a new/rebuilt mechatronic box. Cost is about $2500 for a new one, or you have your existing one rebuilt - when I had mine done I found a place in Europe that would rebuild ( http://www.ecutesting.com/catalogue/audi_eculist.html?category=4054&model=447 ) but I never used them. Once you read about the unit it makes sense that it could be easily rebuilt.
#44 of 44 Re: Audi TT U0101 code help please Trans issue ? [joeam]
Nov 30, 2013 (9:09 am)
Did you ever get to the bottom of this problem.. my TT 3.2 auto has just started doing exactly the same..
occasionally (not all the time, but just at the wrong time) it will drop out of gear, the dashboard gear indicator will start to flash and you can get any forward gear.
If you turn the engine off and on a few dozen times (with associated failed gear selection), eventually you'll get some synchronization and you're able to go.
Can't figure out whether its a software or synchronization belt/ gear teeth issue ?
Blocked the road today when it happened at just the wrong time on a busy narrow stretch