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I have a 05 VW Touraeg. I recently had the body vavle

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I have a 05 VW Touraeg. I recently had the body vavle replaced due to it down shifting from 5 to 4 really ruff. Now when my car is in drive and i step on the gas my car moves really slowly. I have the option to change it to manual from automatic and when I do this it shows me what gear Im in and it says 5th gear, which makes sense as to why the car is moving so slowly. Did my mechanic screw this up? Is there something else wrong now?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

It sounds as if the trans is going into limp in. When the trans controller sees an issue that will prevent proper operation it will lock you in a single gear, which will cause cruising RPM's to be higher and it will be sluggish on takeoff.

There are many possible causes for limp in including solenoids, speed sensors, wiring, internal trans issues, or the trans controller itself

The first step in diagnosing the problem is to see what fault codes are setting in the TCM. Do you know what codes are setting?