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Can I fix my Audi's slow gearbox response?


I have a 2019 Audi Q3 35 TDI S tronic and it's a great car, but with an annoying trait, especially in heavy traffic in Galway, Dublin etc. The gearbox is hesitant and dim-witted and changes into second gear in about five metres after take off, even going uphill, which leaves it very lethargic. It seems to hesitate for 1 to 1.5 seconds, which means it's hard to nip into gaps in traffic. Have you heard of any cure or is this a trait of this gearbox?


Pat Higgins, Galway

Filed under gearbox - Asked by Pat Higgins (Galway) - Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:47

Where to get my Volvo S60's gearbox done?

Just found out my 2012 Volvo S60 needs a new gearbox. Will I be at a loss if I use an independent garage rather than a main dealer when I come to sell it?

Filed under gearbox - Asked by Dylan Poole (Kildare) - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 10:27

Any known BMW M3 gearbox issues?

Are there any known problems with the BMW M3 gearboxes (2002-2006)?

Filed under gearbox - Asked by Paul Kernaghan (Monaghan) - Thu, 16 May 2013 09:51

How can I get my dealer to fix my Audi?

Bought an Audi A6 from a dealer in Dublin last Monday; on Wednesday a fault appeared on the dash about the gearbox fault code 17090; rang the dealer on Thursday and told he will not fix the car; took it the main Audi dealer and did a diagnostic check and was told the car is not safe to drive.

What do I do now?

Filed under gearbox - Asked by Damien Oconnell (Clonee Dublin) - Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:58

Will my clutch wear going down hill?

Does clutch wear when it is fully engaged, but the gas isn't pressed going down hill? It's like gear is engaged while going down the hill I fully press my clutch then slightly press the brakes: will my clutch still wear?

Filed under gearbox - Asked by Chita Man (Towntown) - Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:19

Why won't my Golf's gearbox go into gear?

When I push in the clutch on my 2008 Volkswagen Golf petrol, the car does not go into gear. Why?

Filed under gearbox - Asked by Paddy Lynch (Ramelton) - Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:35

What do you think of six-speed gearboxes?

What is your view on the practicality of six-speed manual cars versus five-speed? On normal national roads - non motorways - six-speed seems to equate to a never ending need to change gear at every bump and bend. Or did I have a bad experience with a particular car?

Filed under gearbox - Asked by Patrick Mc Loughlin (Dublin) - Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:09

Any problems with the Corolla's gearbox?

Are there any inherent problems in the gearbox of the Toyota Corolla 1.4 diesel?

Brian Tolan

Virginia, Co Cavan

Filed under gearbox - Asked by Brian Tolan (Virginia Co Cavan) - Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:11

How do the various VAG 4WD systems work?


I am wondering what the difference is between the quattro four-wheel drive systems Audi use and the 4Motion system Volkswagen uses on its cars and SUVs. Also is there any difference between the four-wheel drive system used by Skoda and the two above? As they are manufactured by the Volkswagen Group I am interested to see if there are any differences other than marketing terminology.

Thanks, David (County Kildare)

Filed under gearbox - Asked by David Carney (Moone) - Fri, 13 May 2016 16:37

What's wrong with my Audi's clutch?

I have a 2010 A6 2.0 TDI. My clutch pedal is only coming out half way when I change gear. Does it need to be replaced? Or what else could be the problem?



Filed under gearbox - Asked by Pat Power (Cork) - Wed, 17 Feb 2016 13:02

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