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1999 Audi A4: tiptronic..shift lever..come loose..D..defective

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I have a 1999 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro with a Tiptronic transmission.
The shift lever has come loose and, when in "D", it flops left and right.
I suspect the internal magnets are defective.
What's the best way for me to repair this at the best cost?
I am capable of doing the work myself, but I don't know how to proceed.
Welcome to Justanswer, My name isXXXXX am here to help.

Your best option is to get a good used one from or local salvage yard the job can be done either by a local independant shop or if you have the tools do it yourself they will charge 2.5 hours of labor which is not that much and will use the parts you provide if you choose and they are very inexpesive from car parts compared to the dealer. I have included the steps you will want to replace the shifter assembly. CLICK HERE FOR THE STEPS Thanks


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