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Old June 30th, 2017, 07:10   #1
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Good morning tdiclub. I have a bhw passat with a gmr auto. I know these things are pretty much known for failures however im more interested in the diagnosis portion. The car has almost 270k. I dont know if the gmr is OG or not but heres the skinny.
Had P0741 so i know it needs a TC.
Then tiptronic stopped working.
Now in limp mode with PRND432 lit up with gear ratio monitoring and excessive clutch slippage faults
Now im not looking for someone to say "Trans is junk" cause im already gonna replace it with a new TC. The wife likes it to be automatic so no manual swap.
I am curious on how to determine if the gear selector module is bad as well since tiptronic hasnt been working. Checked under the pass. carpet and found no water damage or broken or bad wires and the TCM was sealed up good. Any help, advice or overall sympathy would be much appreciated.
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Old July 7th, 2017, 11:00   #2
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In the interest of saving time and your sanity, I would assume the worst, which is the most likely scenario. Your option is to either replace it with a factory reman. auto or a manual swap. It may cost at least $5k, unless you can do the work yourself.

There is no easy or cheap option with these cars.
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Old July 8th, 2017, 06:19   #3
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So prior to the transmission dying the selector worked fine except for the tip side, correct? If so then I saw a post sometime ago that there are magnets or such on that side of the shifter that sense when the handle is moved. If you can find that post it explains how to fix them.
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Old July 13th, 2017, 12:32   #4
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If you need a good working auto lmk im getting my manual swap done soon
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Thanks everyone, i got a used auto and TC with 6 month warranty for 2k and installed it with new bolts, the whole nine. Test drove. Constant p0741 and incorrect gear ratio in every gear. Once im done ripping my hair out ill be figuring out another plan.
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So prior to the transmission dying the selector worked fine except for the tip side, correct? If so then I saw a post sometime ago that there are magnets or such on that side of the shifter that sense when the handle is moved. If you can find that post it explains how to fix them.
Appreciate the help. After i replaced trans and TC still not tip. Assuming its broken somehow. Ill look for tje post, thanks
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Appreciate the help. After i replaced trans and TC still not tip. Assuming its broken somehow. Ill look for tje post, thanks
See this thread (http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...ghlight=magnet) starting about post 9.

I also found this (http://www.passatworld.com/forums/vo...ssat-audi.html) on another site, unfortunately the pictures are gone.
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