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Audi A8L Transmission Clunks

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Old 10-27-2012, 02:45 PM
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While slightly accelerating or letting off the gas (as happens in heavy traffic), a clunking noise can be heard and felt as a thud or thunk. Audi replaced the transmission and other components (spending thousands of dollars) with no success in resolving the problem. Now, 30,000 miles and over a year later, Audi claims the noise is "normal". However, they have not been able to provide another vehicle with this issue. I'm sure they may exist, but I would argue that Audi Germany would disagree. Help!
 
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:26 PM
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My car actually started to do this about 6 months ago. It only happens in the lowest gears and when I accelerate slightly and let off the gas at low speeds. Recently, the downshifts when I approach a stop are not as smooth as they used to be. Does this sound familiar? Its a fairly minor clunk, you can barely notice it.
 
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:30 AM
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Yes! This is exactly the "normal noise" my California Audi dealer and Audi of America reps can hear and feel as well. They keep repeating, it isn't dangerous... You and I know it's not normal. How many miles do you have on your car? What year? Is it an A8 4.2 Quatro? I felt this at 40K miles and now have 70K with a 100K warranty. I'm frustrated.
 
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:04 AM
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Mine is an '07, it has 140k now. It started at around 125k.

I only know it as not being normal because it was not doing it before. Its possible its something bedding in with age, but ya, I do feel it. It should be smooth all the way up the gears and back down again.
 
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