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#4 of 33 Transmission run around for my 1996 GTI automatic
Jul 04, 2007 (9:35 am)
Hi, I am having some real problems with my recently purchased 1996 GTI. I just had my transmission replaced with a used transmission; now I have a serious thump between first and second. I am being told that after 1000 miles of driving that my car will "reset" itself and this will be eliminated. Is this true? I was also told that a 1996 GTI cannot be "flashed". I took my car to the VW dealer and was told that this year car cannot be flashed. Is this accurate? Should I get another transmission? Is someone trying to snowball me? What do you suggest....anyone? How much is a new transmission?
Jul 05, 2007 (8:01 am)
vw vortex and post away. you'll def get some help there.
#6 of 33 Re: go to: [eldaino]
Jul 05, 2007 (12:01 pm)
Thanks so much; I will see what they have to say! I sure hope I can get some solid advice soon.
#7 of 33 Re: go to: [kathy97]
Jul 06, 2007 (5:43 am)
good i hope it goes well! sometimes you get some rude peeps on there, but for the most part, there are some pretty educated vee dubbers. Best wishes!
#8 of 33 97 gti automatic
Jul 31, 2007 (12:47 pm)
When i put mt 1997 gti automatic in drive it will not take off in first gear,it will only take off in first when i put it in first and the indacater lights that are in the dash that show what gear you are in, all of them light up.And i just replaced the trans,help me before i blow it up.lol
#9 of 33 DSG maintenence cost?
Nov 07, 2007 (10:31 am)
Does anyone have any experience in the extra cost in maintenance and repair for the DSG transmission?
Is it significantly higher than a standard automatic?
#10 of 33 Re: Problem with DSG what to do? [renruz]
Apr 21, 2008 (4:22 pm)
I own a 2008 GTI with DSG and have very rough shifting between gears 1, 2, and 3 frequently.
Was the advice you were given about flashing the ECU fix the problem?
#11 of 33 I was wondering about the reliability and durability of the DSG
Apr 24, 2008 (12:21 pm)
I guess we are seeing the answer to that. How much is the extended warranty from VW? How long does it go (miles and years)? Does it cover the DSG? If the clutches go out, is that considered "normal wear and tear" and so is not covered?
#12 of 33 Re: Problem with DSG what to do? [calleart]
Apr 28, 2008 (8:42 am)
i too have an '08 GTI w/ DSG... the shifting is kinda "jerky" between 1, 2 and 3... i find that when my wife drives it, it never happens and when i drive it slow or really fast it doesn't happen, but there seems to be this band of acceleration that i fall right inside most of the time and it jerks when changing gears... i'd be interested to know if flashing the ECU would fix the issue...
#13 of 33 Re: Problem with DSG what to do? [levi6]
Apr 28, 2008 (2:18 pm)
I got the transmission checked with diagnostic eqiup a month ago from the dealer and the settings came back normal.
I have yet to have the dealer flash the ECU but my next oil change I'll "turn up the heat" at the dealership and figure out how to stop the abrupt shifts - it's really bad at times.
They need to give me some kind of answer/solution.