How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask AudiDoc Your Own Question

AudiDoc
AudiDoc, Independent Audi Shop Owner
Category: Audi
Satisfied Customers: 6426
Experience:  I've been working on Audis since I was 18 and own an independent Audi repair and performance shop
14582033
Type Your Audi Question Here...
AudiDoc is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Audi A4: My 2007 Audi A4 Turbo AWD just got its 105000 mile

Resolved Question:

My 2007 Audi A4 Turbo AWD just got its 105000 mile servicing yesterday. Today while driving it, the automatic transmission suddenly malfunctioned. By this I mean, when I accelerate from 0 to any speed it does not move up from first gear and just revs all the way to 4/5000 RPM.

A little bit of troubleshooting helped me temporarily solve the problem. I switch to tiptronic mode and drive up to 4th gear and then when I switch back to automatic it works fine. However, just a couple of hours ago the MIL(malfunction lamp aka check engine light) came on. It is not blinking but just solid. I am leaving the country soon and am renting this vehicle out to someone while I am not in the country. How severe is this issue and how long would I likely have to leave it at the audi service center till its resolved?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  AudiDoc replied 1 year ago.

AudiDoc : Hello, I'm Jason.I will do my best to answer your question quickly and accurately using the information you have provided.
AudiDoc : Ok, first off, it's actually good that the MIL came on
AudiDoc : this will help with troubleshooting
AudiDoc : so you can shift it normally in tip mode, no odd behavior there?
Customer: yup i can operate it perfectly well in tiptronic
Customer: other than the fact that its a little jerky
Customer: but thats the normal gear change in a manual car sort of feeling
AudiDoc : Ok, this may be something as relatively simple, possibly a transmission range switch
AudiDoc : not the most inexpensive repair, at about $600 parts and labor, but this definitely doesn't sound like an internal fault
Customer: wow.
AudiDoc : I would expect the turnaround to be no more than 2-3 days
AudiDoc : however, I can only go by experience with these, since we don't know the fault code stored in the transmission control module
Customer: ok my next question is, could the 105000 mile servicing potentially messed it up?
AudiDoc : extremely doubtful
Customer: also, does this affect other parts of my transmission.
Customer: like does it affect my timing belt
AudiDoc : while somewhat comprehensive, it would be a challenge to actually make the car behave as you describe
AudiDoc : it will not affect the belt
AudiDoc : it could affect other parts of the transmission if not attended to within 100-200 miles
Customer: and finally, what if I decide to use the car as it is, with my strategy of switch from tiptronic back to automatic
Customer: OHHH
Customer: ok so I have to attend to it before lending it to my friend who plans to drive it all summer?
AudiDoc : That would be best, yes
Customer: alright. well thank you for your information
Customer: Its unfortunate that this happened
Customer: and I guess I will get it fixed ASAP.
AudiDoc : yes, I'm sure the timing is not good
Customer: ok so transmission range switch right?
Customer: i just want to have an idea so i dont get duped
Customer: by the audi service people in my city
AudiDoc : well, let's not hang our hat on the range switch
AudiDoc : without data, I can only give an experience opinion
Customer: oh for sure. but i have an idea at least.
Customer: thanks a ton.
Customer: good night
AudiDoc : glad to help. Take care
AudiDoc, Independent Audi Shop Owner
Category: Audi
Satisfied Customers: 6426
Experience: I've been working on Audis since I was 18 and own an independent Audi repair and performance shop
AudiDoc and 6 other Audi Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
< Last | Next >
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
  • used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future. David L. Richmond, TX
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil Marysville, CA
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles Walnut Creek, CA
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
    Sue Charleston, WV
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff. Jim Castleberry, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • AudiDoc

    Independent Audi Shop Owner

    Satisfied Customers:

    1681
    I've been working on Audis since I was 18 and own an independent Audi repair and performance shop
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/audidoc/2008-12-23_175252_headshot.jpg AudiDoc's Avatar

    AudiDoc

    Independent Audi Shop Owner

    Satisfied Customers:

    1681
    I've been working on Audis since I was 18 and own an independent Audi repair and performance shop
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/35/350matt/2012-6-7_182356_matsavatr.64x64.jpg Matt's Avatar

    Matt

    Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    461
    Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MI/mikeamechanic/2013-4-2_175558_photo.64x64.JPG Mike Kelly's Avatar

    Mike Kelly

    Audi Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    259
    17 years experience as a auto mechanic, foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FourRingsTech/2010-01-26_135603_GetAttachment.jpg Michael Miller's Avatar

    Michael Miller

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    241
    ASE Master Technician. Audi certified, including R8 and TDI (clean diesel).
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/NA/nabilc/2011-1-24_205715_jap500.64x64.jpg Billy's Avatar

    Billy

    Trainer/Master tech.

    Satisfied Customers:

    229
    Trainer 8+ years, Master tech. 10+ years, SAE member
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/tsmodie/2009-6-10_144056_tim.jpg Tim Mohr's Avatar

    Tim Mohr

    ASE MASTER TECH

    Satisfied Customers:

    204
    30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CA/caprio23/2011-12-13_155550_20111213105344.64x64.jpg Anthony's Avatar

    Anthony

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    174
    ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 20 years exp. in this field.