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Volkswagen Gear Change Difficulty

Tolleson’s Popular Service Center for Your Volkswagen Transmission Issues

Post on September 10, 2020 by

Volkswagen vehicles have come a long way in their interior and exterior designs, yet they remain known for their reliability. Volkswagens were made to get you from point A to point B comfortably and affordably. Regardless of whether you purchased your Volkswagen for your family or for your teenager’s first car, regular service must be performed to keep your VW in excellent shape.

Even as you keep up with a service schedule, there will be additional parts that require more service, such as the transmission. When the transmission begins to have issues, the optimal performance condition of your Volkswagen is threatened. Keep reading to find out more information about your Volkswagen’s transmission, what signs to look for if a transmission issue is occurring, and where to have the transmission serviced.

The Function of the Transmission

More and more Volkswagens are being made with a Tiptronic transmission. The Tiptronic transmission is a reliable and highly-advanced system that allows the driver to switch from automatic to manual with the simple push of the wheel-mounted paddles or the standard sequential shifter.

The Tiptronic transmission gives the driver increased control over when they want to use automatic or when they want to use manual. With this transmission system, there is no clutch, and it operates with only the automatic gearbox. The main difference comes into play with the handling capabilities in addition to greater ease and convenience.

Other than this, the transmission acts as any other transmission does. It is responsible for transferring the correct amount of power to the wheels when the driver directs it to. The transmission receives this power signal from the shifting gears. In an automatic or Tiptronic transmission, the gears shift on their own as you speed up or slow down.

Common Transmission Issues

Unfortunately, there can come a time where transmission issues arise within your Volkswagen. There are a few common issues that can occur when it comes to the transmission and the first relates to responsiveness.

When the transmission in your Volkswagen is functioning properly, the changing of gears is smooth and should not be felt at all. When there are issues with the transmission, the gear changes become slow and less responsive. You will experience delays or glitches every time you change gears. This is true for when you go from park to reverse, from reverse to drive, and all other gear changes that occur while you drive.

The second transmission issue that can occur is noise coming from the transmission. Just like you shouldn’t feel any vibrations coming from the transmission, you also should not hear any noises. Clunking, grinding, whining, or humming coming from the transmission is a major indication that there is an issue with the transmission. The noises point to transmission parts that are worn out and broken or to parts that lack the proper lubrication so they are rubbing roughly together.

The third transmission issue that your Volkswagen could have relates to the fluid levels. To maintain optimal function, the transmission needs to be constantly lubricated. This lubrication prevents unnatural grinding and rubbing. Without proper lubrication, the transmission parts wear down at a quicker rate than normal. To ensure your Volkswagen does not need unexpected transmission work, the fluid levels should be checked regularly.

Addressing the Transmission Issues

The above warning signs are easy ways for you to know that there is an issue with the transmission. It can be difficult to determine what the exact cause is based on the signs mentioned above, but they are a good place to start when the transmission needs attention.

As soon as you notice any one of the above signs, it is time to bring your Volkswagen into Ultimate European Repair to have one of our trained technicians perform an inspection. European vehicles are our specialty, and we take pride in servicing BMW, Mini, VW, and Audi.

You can easily make an appointment Volkswagen Transmission Repair with us because we are conveniently accessible from the areas of Goodyear, Buckeye, Avondale, Phoenix, and Peoria, AZ. Once you bring your Volkswagen in, the latest and most up to date diagnostic tools are used to determine the problem with the transmission. From there, we work with you to ensure the repairs are completed in a timely and efficient manner. You will be driving a fully-repaired Volkswagen in no time. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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