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    Thread: Solenoid Change 09A Tiptronic

    1. 07-19-2008 09:33 AM #51
      CoolVDub, Great post and photos, thanks for going to all of the trouble...

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      07-19-2008 11:58 AM #52
      No problem
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    3. 09-18-2008 09:09 PM #53
      Don,
      I've been reading your thread and also been doing some researching on the forum about problem with my tranny.
      My symptom is usually when engine is cold i.e. tranny is cold too, it will not shift beyond 2nd and will stay there for about 5 minutes until I hear a thump and all is well.
      So my question is, wouldn't it have been easier if you took the tranny off from the car and work on the tranny?
      Seems like you have the knowledge to take the whole car apart.

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      09-21-2008 01:47 AM #54
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      Don,
      I've been reading your thread and also been doing some researching on the forum about problem with my tranny.
      My symptom is usually when engine is cold i.e. tranny is cold too, it will not shift beyond 2nd and will stay there for about 5 minutes until I hear a thump and all is well.
      So my question is, wouldn't it have been easier if you took the tranny off from the car and work on the tranny?
      Seems like you have the knowledge to take the whole car apart.

      Your tranny problem is not one I am familiar with. That being said, if it shifts fine after it's warm you may be low on fluid. Do you have VAG-COM so you can scan for error codes? If not, post up in your regional forum looking for somebody local who does.
      As far as removing the tranny, it is an absolute pain in the a$$. So it was easier to work on it in the car,even though it is a tight working area.
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    5. 09-25-2008 08:04 AM #55
      thanks for the reply.
      What are the symptoms for overfilling the tranny?

    6. 09-25-2008 02:31 PM #56
      Don,
      I came across your post in some transmission site, does your car have external filter and additional cooling for your tranny?
      I took your advice and has been doing drain and refill with mercon V, but I don't have external filter nor additional cooling.
      Do you think I should use synthetic because I don't have what you have?

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      09-25-2008 08:51 PM #57
      Quote, originally posted by audi10021075 »
      Don,
      I came across your post in some transmission site, does your car have external filter and additional cooling for your tranny?
      I took your advice and has been doing drain and refill with mercon V, but I don't have external filter nor additional cooling.
      Do you think I should use synthetic because I don't have what you have?

      Dave,
      The external filter is on my to-do list, but the car doesn't get driven all that much, so it is low on the priority list. I do have an external cooler, I'm sure it helps. I think you will find the semi synthetic Mercon V will be adequate, but if running a full synthetic makes you feel better it sure wouldn't hurt. A full synthetic fluid will handle the heat much better. And I'm a believer in synthetic motor oil. I have run Mobil 1 5W-30 since my first oil change and have over 288k miles on my original engine.
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    8. 10-15-2008 09:26 PM #58
      Don,
      I am about to change my solenoid like you did and I have some questions.
      Once pan is removed, how difficult or easy was it to remove solenoid?
      From the looks of it, it look like two bolt is holding the solenoid.
      Second question is about axle being tied down to subframe.
      You said dogbone mount has to be removed to get more clearance but wouldn't axle and trany stay in place without being tied down?
      dave

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      10-16-2008 03:02 PM #59
      Quote, originally posted by audi10021075 »
      Don,
      I am about to change my solenoid like you did and I have some questions.
      Once pan is removed, how difficult or easy was it to remove solenoid?
      Very easy
      From the looks of it, it look like two bolt is holding the solenoid.
      Second question is about axle being tied down to subframe.
      You said dogbone mount has to be removed to get more clearance but wouldn't axle and trany stay in place without being tied down?
      You are actually pulling the tranny back to create more clearance
      dave
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    10. 11-03-2008 03:53 AM #60
      Just the info I was looking for.
      Thanks Don, now to get parts and get to fixin.
      I've got a cold trans shift issue.
      won't shift out of 1st till the trans is warmed up and then it's fine.

    11. 12-14-2008 10:50 PM #61
      I am finally getting the part this weekend.
      There are two more question for you Don.
      Once battery is removed to work on the car and reconnected later, isn't the TCM reset?(don't have vagcom)
      Why the need for car to be leveled?

    12. 12-15-2008 07:28 PM #62
      I have an Audi TT 2003 with a tiptronic. I think it has the same problem. I need to know what the N93 part number is? Your photos show all the rest of the part numbers but this one. I called Audi and they are trying to sell me the entire valve body for 1200.

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      12-15-2008 09:27 PM #63
      Quote, originally posted by audi10021075 »
      I am finally getting the part this weekend.
      There are two more question for you Don.
      Once battery is removed to work on the car and reconnected later, isn't the TCM reset?(don't have vagcom)
      Why the need for car to be leveled?

      I'm not sure if reconnecting the battery will reset the TCM.
      The car needs to be level to refill the ATF to the proper level, if you carefully measure all the fluid that you remove and put that eaxct amount back in you should be close. I have always used the procedure in the Bently manual and my VAG-COM. So you may do just fine without, just can't answer it confidently if you choose to use another method.
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      12-15-2008 09:38 PM #64
      Geomeo,
      I updated the picture to include the part number, but here it is 09A-927-331H.
      Double check the part number with your parts person to make sure it is the correct one for your car. If your local parts person can't or won't verify it. I would suggest http://www.1stvwparts.com/ that is where I got all my parts from.


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    15. 12-19-2008 07:00 PM #65
      Sorry I meant to say thanks a while ago, but I have a have a pestulant fiancee whom needs a lot of attention. Thanks ever so much for the info!

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      12-19-2008 09:46 PM #66
      No problem
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    17. 12-25-2008 08:17 PM #67
      Don,
      So I finally changed my solenoid (thanks for all the help),
      I don't know if you saw my thread but problem persist.
      I have couple more question for you,
      1. if tranny is in safe mode what gear is it in and how does it come out of safe mode?
      2. what is the purpose of multifunction switch?
      Thanks again for your help

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      12-25-2008 08:58 PM #68
      When in safe mode, the tranny stays in 4th if I remember right. If everything is working as it should the tranny should come out of safe mode. The multifunction switch tells the TCM what gear gas been selected via the gearshift selector in the car. Do you have VAG-COM? If so scan the TCM for errors and reset it. If not, try disconnecting the battery for 10 minutes or so and then reconnect it, some say you should also hold the cables together while disconnected for 15 seconds to remove any residual charge. Also posted and Solenoid and electrical test values in your other thread.



      Modified by coolvdub at 6:08 PM 12-25-2008
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    19. 12-26-2008 10:51 AM #69
      Don,
      So could my problem be slow failure of solenoid N93?
      Failure of other on/off solenoid would cause tranny to go into emergency mode, so that's not my problem. I had suspected N283 but that didn't solve anything.
      Since my tranny doesn't come out of 1st gear after few minutes of warm up or driven in 1st gear for about a mile and you have suggested maybe low fluid level, N93 is next suspect.
      Any suggestion would be appreciated.

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      12-26-2008 12:37 PM #70
      Dave,
      The shifting is controlled by N88,N89 & N92 solenoids. So it would seem the problem would be in one of those. Before you spend any more money, I would try doing the electrical tests on the Solenoids on a completely cold car and then again after the car has warmed up and the shifting is working correctly. If you find a major difference cold to hot, then I would replace another Solenoid. Also I don't think your N93 Solenoid is the problem.I feel your frustration, I spent a lot of time and money to get my tranny working properly. Then it died at 200k. Happy Holidays to you and yours.


      Modified by coolvdub at 9:53 AM 12-26-2008
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    21. 12-26-2008 07:47 PM #71
      Don,
      If one of those solenoid is at fault then wouldn't my tranny go into emergency mode?
      How do you check those solenoid without vagcom, I only have multimeter.
      Thanks again,

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      12-26-2008 10:25 PM #72
      Dave,
      If the Solenoid fails completely or is out of spec to far, then yes it will put you in emergency mode. The multimeter is exactly the tool you need to do the electrical checks. Pull the TCM connector off the TCM under the rain tray and probe the connector per the thread I referenced in your other thread. You don't need a breakout adapter, just match the numbers on the connector with the material I posted. Also if you end up needing to replace another Solenoid. I would try the website that was referenced in this thread if the Solenoids can really be had for $15 each that's a smokin' price.
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    23. 12-27-2008 11:51 AM #73
      Don,
      How do you disconnect connector from tcm?
      I don't want to break anything. There are 4 screws on the face of tcm where black connector is attached, I don't think you have to unscrew these.
      Special tools maybe?

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      12-27-2008 01:50 PM #74
      Hi Dave,
      If you look at the sides of the connector you can see on one end it has like a pull tab type of thing that is rounded off so you can get your fingers in there. Pull on it in the direction of the connector lengthwise but away from it, it sometimes helps to use a screwdriver in the gap once you start pulling. Then just pull it until it stops and remove the connector.
      I would go take a picture for you but my son has the car right now, unfortunately he rolled his car the night before Christmas Eve, so he needs a car to get back and forth to work until the insurance company looks at his car and totals it.
      Let me know if you need anything else.


      Modified by coolvdub at 10:51 AM 12-27-2008
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    25. 12-27-2008 03:55 PM #75
      Don,
      Here are the measurement
      test cold hot
      N88 16.5 21.1
      N89 16.5 21.3
      N90 16.5 21.1
      N91 12.5 16
      N92 16.4 21.2
      N93 3.2 3.8
      N281 62.6 73.1
      N282 16.7 21.1
      N283 3.4 4.0
      I guess these numbers indicate N281 is the one out of spec.
      Shoul I go ahead w/ N281 replacement?
      Picture is of socket upside down, so #1 would be bottom right, just to making sure I checked right pin #.



      Modified by audi10021075 at 1:18 PM 12-27-2008

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