The following common transmission problems are usually accompanied by the appearance of the “Check Engine” light on the dashboard of your Audi A4 or A6. Do not ignore this warning. Instead, take your car to a shop such as Desert Oasis European Auto Service and Repair as soon as possible.
Some of the more common issues Audi car owners should know are covered here.
Torque Converter Clutch
The torque converter’s clutch begins to slip over time in Audi A4 and Audi A6 models. The root cause is typically a faulty seal and, after slipping for a short time, the clutch gets destroyed.
On occasion, the clutch could also jam. If you are experiencing trouble with your torque converter clutch, you may feel a slight jolt when you’re driving as your Audi switches gears. Unless you catch the problem right away (generally before the warning light) you will need to completely replace the clutch.
Torque Converter Needle Bearings
The first sign of a torque converter needle bearing failure is usually a grinding sound coming from under your vehicle. The needle bearing can become worn over time causing lasting damage to your Audi’s transmission.
If you experience a grinding sound in your Audi, take it to a repair shop to have your torque converter examined immediately.
Unsafe Fluid Levels
A low level of transmission fluid is common among all vehicles. You may notice that your Audi is shifting slower or beginning to slip if your fluids are low. The culprit is usually a leak caused by a faulty seal in the transmission or drive shaft that is draining your fluid. The best solution is to take your Audi to a repair shop and have them check for leaks or contamination and then drain and refill your transmission fluids as necessary.
If your Audi is acting as though your fluid levels you checked those and ruled them out, most likely your Audi has solenoid damage. This is easily-detected at a repair shop. If left untreated, solenoid damage will affect the fluid flow through your transmission and cause more serious (and costly) damage.
Each of these minor problems can lead to common Audi transmission problems which is not only unsafe, but can become expensive to repair. Desert Oasis European Auto Service & Repair is expert with all European automobiles and will service your Audi in a professional, efficient and lasting manner.