what city & state are you in, just curious. I know a few folks around the country who work magic with those Eurovans, one of whom is our forum resident CoolAirVW.
I got a 2000 eurovan with 220k on it that I use as a work car.
Every since I got it, it had the typical 01p tranny problems..... Harsh shifts between 1-2 and slipping.
After the original tranny failed, I got a used tranny replacement.
The new tranny drives ok, but has the same 1-2 harsh shift as did the old tranny. So I did some research
And tried to remedy it.
Changed oil and filter
Replaced valvebody with remanufactured unit.
Added a air to water cooler kit
Replaced the ribbon harness
Switched the TCM with different unit ( same part number)
Non of this seem to make any difference.
From what I understand..... The TCM is suppose to open solenoid 5 in between every shift,which it does.
Except between 1-2 ,2-1 shifts.
I can't figure out why it wouldnt activate the solenoid between those gears.
I would really appreciate some input.....
How are your verifing control of solenoid 5?
I've never specifically checked on a 01P but all the 01ms drop pressure with that solenoid on the 1-2 shift as well as the others.
There were some early 01m--096 computers that through some error (mechanical or software???) would stop dropping pressure. Maybe yours has that problem as well. (yes, I know you changed the TCM)
Have you checked TCM codes with vag-com?
Auto trans fluid change or flush will not make a trans fail. Stop spreading the wives tale/urban myth.
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I,ve only verified solenoid 5 with vag com. Tcm sends command to open every shift besides 2-1,1-2
There aren't any stored codes either......although, most of the time it says that module is not ready for interrogation
Last edited by VRoom-vroom; 06-19-2012 at 02:33 PM.