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Transmission and Remote Key Problem

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Old 06-27-2006, 02:43 PM
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I have had my '98 A8 for about 6 weeks. I love it. It has 105,000 miles. I have two questions, first is the "jumpiness" of the transmission around 40 miles per hour. Especially when going up a slight grade, the transmission just can't seem to decide which gear to choose. I typically change it to the "tip" and manually choose the gear myself. This works, but I'm sure it should not be necessary. Has anyone had a similar problem and what solution did you find?

Secondly, I cannot program my remote key to the presets. I have gone through the directions from the manual many times and have replaced the batteries in the remote, but it still does not work. Any ideas?


Thanks for your help.


 
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Old 06-27-2006, 02:54 PM
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first off going up a hill at 40mph will overwork the engine in high gear so go at a higher speed the other has been covered many time that's why there is a search
 
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:11 PM
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welcome to ownership of a zf transmission.

That is what we call hunting. I believe it's a bad valve body.

You'll also experience some thumping, which is the torque converter dropping into closed mode. This usually happens on the expressway in fourth or fifth gear.
 
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Old 06-28-2006, 07:59 PM
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At 74K, my 99 4.2 only exhibits hunting only when going up and down hills at around 40-50mph. I have learned to try to circumvent this problem by giving it plenty of throttle for a few seconds when going up hill - car selects higher gear and stays in it.

Downhill is a different story, I normally choose to take it slower by applying the brakes a little rather than accelerating, but it's still not a perfect solution.

(Having said that, I dont use Tiptronic at all, as even though the box is pretty clunky, I still trust it more than I do myself, especially downhill)
 
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Old 06-28-2006, 09:24 PM
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Thanks. I'll try this.

Any ideas about how I can get my key to program to the presets -- so that the seat, mirrors, etc adjust to the correct position when I unlock the car with the remote?
 
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:25 PM
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if you find a way to do it please let me know . the only way i know how is to use the memory botton and it works once the key is in
 
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