I took the car to VW for a flush and they do not do flushes. They said flushed have a tendancy to be followed by more problems or failure altogether. I did find out that the transmission fluid was actually fine. The tech was kind enough to bring me to the back and compare my fluid with fluid from a brand new sealed bottle. The fluid that VW makes to put into these trannys is brown brand new. I described the problem to him and he believes that it is a solenoid in the valve body that is getting weak. He explained that it could be worn out to the point where it doesn't respond to the electronic pulses sent for regular shifting but that the pulses for tip mode are longer so it still responds to them. Made sense to me, reminded me of having to adjust pulses on an aftermarket keyless entry system to trigger factory locks. He said replacing it is a job that anyone who know his way around a car could do but I am unable to find such solenoid. Would you have any insight about this solenoid or where I could find it? Thanks!
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 AT 1:48 AM