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I've recently acquired a 2001 and it has some interesting transmission problems I'm hoping someone else has run into.

1) When cold it shifts normally
2) Once warmed up it is prone to shifting failures
- longer than normal slides between shifts
- failure to fully engage 4th gear
- sudden and harsh shift (this is very infrequent)
3) I've changed the fluid to examine it and as a matter of course, it looked great, didn't smell burned, very little detritus in the pan, no metal filings.
4) I've gotten the P0740 code that according to the Bentley manual is "Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Malfunction".
5) If when the car won't go into 4th, I shift it into 3rd it engages right away.

In taking it to mechanics - both have said they need to replace the transmission, no other technical details. So to hell with them.

I'm thinking it's some sensor or valve.

Has anyone else run into this and found a solution other than replacing the transmission?

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Look into the valve body. Lots of discussion on here about it. Very prone to failure.
 

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I've recently acquired a 2001 and it has some interesting transmission problems I'm hoping someone else has run into.

1) When cold it shifts normally
2) Once warmed up it is prone to shifting failures
- longer than normal slides between shifts
- failure to fully engage 4th gear
- sudden and harsh shift (this is very infrequent)
3) I've changed the fluid to examine it and as a matter of course, it looked great, didn't smell burned, very little detritus in the pan, no metal filings.
4) I've gotten the P0740 code that according to the Bentley manual is "Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Malfunction".
5) If when the car won't go into 4th, I shift it into 3rd it engages right away.

In taking it to mechanics - both have said they need to replace the transmission, no other technical details. So to hell with them.

I'm thinking it's some sensor or valve.

Has anyone else run into this and found a solution other than replacing the transmission?

Thanks
Hi bro just wanted to know if you managed to solve the problems because my car is doing the same thing. Please do let me know. Thanks you
Ravin
 

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Hey, this thread was started 10 years ago and we never gone resolution to it. You might want to start a new thread or discuss your specific issues, you are dealing with. Then, you might want to get the car scanned, view live data; with a VW factory level scan tool like the VCDS by Ross Tech.



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