Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Barcelona (Spain)
Transmission in "limp mode" until warmed up (reverse won't engage till warmed up too)
I've got an eagle vision 3.5 tsi with 72.000 miles on it and a 42Le A606 automatic transmission.
Well, sorry If my spell may not be really good, but take into account I'm spanish :P
My 42Le transmission started to fail 1 year ago
At the beggining it took several seconds to engage "D" and "R", you just waited 3 or 4 seconds and then it worked fine.
This became worst day after day
So months later you waited and waited for minutes and it does not engage "D" or "R" until it's completelly warmed-up, then u restart the engine and it works fine (D and R)
I must say the car does not go into reverse till it's warmed up but it goes INTO LIMP IN BUT ALWAYS AFTER A CLUNK (won't go up to 2nd gear a nd has no reverse too)
After I run some blocks, i restart the engine and the tranny works great, BUT once it works great, If I let pass much time with no shifting (highway at constant speeds, etc) and go into a stop, the tranny turns again into limp-mode (this time the reverse gear works but always after a big CLUNK) WTF ?
What do you think that can be? I changed the atf+filter 6 months ago and the problem continued, the tranny has always well kept, GRRR
TCM ? Transmission O-rings and seals burned out ? (LUcas fix fluid didnt work too), Torque converter??
I'm really desperate, this took a couple of seconds 1 year ago and now takes more than 30 minutes
PS: I must say the catalytic converter is totally burn out (it clunks all time, and it clunks really hard when cold) I've read wrong-emissions read outs codes can cause limp-in in some cars, but hey, why should I lose the "reverse" then ?? no, I don't think it has to do with the cat
any help will be really appreciated, thank you very much