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The car is having shifting problems fault code p0730

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The car is having...

The car is having shifting problems fault code p0730 incorrect gear ratio.

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?

No leaks I have a 2008 vw Passat comfort wagon 2.0t

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Passat yourself? What have you tried so far?

No my husband has been trying to fix it

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Crank senor and oil cooler was just recently replace so im not sure if this is causing the problem.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Transmissions
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
when car is engaged in drive car feels as if it slows down itself its displaying fault code p730 and also p0722 which is related to speed sensor oil cooler went out and transmission fluid was backing up in coolant reservoir.
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Transmission Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and instructor replied 4 months ago
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Transmission Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and instructor replied 4 months ago

Here’s the sequence of events I follow:
Check fluid level and color. Make appropriate repairs.
Check shift solenoids with a scan tool in bidirectional mode if
applicable. Shift solenoids are inside the transmission and
this is the easiest way to check them.
Drop pan and inspect for excessive metal shavings inside
pan. Check valve body and clutches visually.
Hopefully you may not have to go this far, maybe you just
were a bit low on fluid.

Please understand that I don't know your skill level or tools
you have to assist us. Also understand that I can't see, smell,
hear, or touch the vehicle either, so your patience is
appreciated. JA is a great Q/A site, but it does not replace a
repair shop. So please don’t shoot the messenger if I have to
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
if the oil cooler went out and some of trans fluid was backing up in reservoir car could be low on trans fluid ?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
valve body was replaced 4 years ago
Transmission Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and instructor replied 4 months ago

That's possible, but this testing is paramount at this point to confirm what is working and what isn't.

Thanks again, and please remember to rate me 5 stars now and keep this link in case you need me again for followup questions.

Ron

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Transmission Mechanic: John, ASE Master Technician replied 4 months ago
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Hello, my name is***** am a VW tech.

Incorrect gear ratio codes are always from the transmission slipping internally. This may have started due to low level condition and slipping a little between shifts or on start up but by the point it is bad enough to set a code the damage inside the transmission is beyond repair short of a rebuild or replacement. This unfortunately is also a common VW problem.

Please let me know if you have any further questions about this.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
the code that is coming up is p0732 fault code.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
these are some of the causes of this code.
•Low transmission fluid level
•Dirty transmission fluid
•Faulty Shift Solenoids
•Shift Solenoids harness is open or shorted
•Shift Solenoids circuit poot electrical connection
•Transmission mechanical problems
•Transmission hydraulic control circuit
Transmission Mechanic: John, ASE Master Technician replied 4 months ago

Yes, however I have seen this a number of times and the only permanent fix I have ever seen is transmission rebuild or replacement. Incorrect gear ratio is the result of the transmission slipping internally. As the previous expert said there are some tests you can do to verify proper operation of the solenoids as well as checking fluid level and condition. My experience has been mechanical transmission failure at this point. Both codes are incorrect gear ratio codes. (P0730 and P0732).

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