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Old September 22nd, 2011, 19:09   #1
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Angry 05 Passat Trans code 0741

About a month ago I purchased a used 2005 Passat with 106,000 miles. Within 200 miles I had the fault code 0741 come up twice. The dealer took it to local VW/Audi Tech and had him check the codes and service the tranny. Well here we are a few weeks later and the code has appeared again. The dealership is reluctant to deal with me on this and is suggesting it be serviced again, am I looking at a new trans or a torque converter?

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Old September 22nd, 2011, 20:51   #2
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If it hasn't been driven a lot with a bad torque converter, you probably just need a new torque converter.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 22:09   #3
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Wow, another one...this is getting all too common.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 01:00   #4
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I believe your TC is toast, a few other things you may want to consider...have these been changed or performed...BS module, alt pulley, glo plug mod, brake light switch, timing belt, water pump, tensioners, what oil was used at oil changes (505.1)?, how is the cam...what did I miss? Did you check this site before you bought it? If you didn't it could get expensive
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 06:01   #5
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Converters are available from your dealer or Erickson in CT. Honestly it is hit or miss with Erickson. However the price is 1/2 of what you would spend on OEM. You will also need to drop the pan again and replace the fluid and filter (this is a precaution). Honestly, you will probably eventually need a whole unit anyway.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 06:03   #6
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Old October 6th, 2011, 11:52   #7
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My wife's B5 with 180K is throwing the 0741 code also.
It just recently started actually showing symptoms of TC failure though I think.
Doesn't always lock up in reverse - revs and then jumps into reverse hard;
Rough downshifting at times.
She stopped at a light this morning and went to go again and it balked completely.
Am I looking at a full tranny rebuild?
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Old October 7th, 2011, 01:34   #8
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could be a trans failure, but low fluid will show same symptoms. however unless trans is topped up immediately, damage will occur. Drum and clutch D will affect reverse as you describe.
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