Well, I am going to test drive it later today... can I get back to you? Also, do you have some questions I could ask the owner or things to look at concerning this "limp mode" transmission car?
I found this "reset" procedure online:
I discovered with my Son's 2002 TDI (auto tranny), that when it lapsed into the " Limp Home " mode that in such a situation that:(1) I could reset the computers by .....(a) Turning OFF ignition .....(b) turn ON the ignition but NOT starting the engine.....(c) depress the accelerator for ~5 seconds & LET OFF.....(d) turn OFF the ignition.....(e) turn on ignition, start up and drive(2) I also discovered that once up to speed using the above "reset" steps that IF I engaged the cruise control that the car would function normalwith the cruise control despite IF/WHEN it lapsed into " Limp Home " again!
Thank you for your reply. I look forward to continuing our conversation!
OK, I will try that out.
Thanks for your assistance!
Here is what his ad says:
"the car has a slow take off due to a transmision switch that is $270 bucks, the car runs great, been like that for 2years, shifts fine, DOS NOT SLIP AT ALL."
2 years?!?! How can anyone live with that for 2 years?
Maybe I should just stay far away! Could he have done some damage with 2 years of this poor operating transmission?