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hard shifts up to 6th and down to 4th from 5th gear

just bought a 06 toureg, and took it for a spin, everything seemed fine, then I tried the passing gear and the suv felt like it was going to stop dead or have the tranny fall on the ground. what actually happened was it put itself into nutral, then I put it back into gear and figured I have a ****ed tranny. took it out on the hiway to see if I could still use 5th and 6th. it was all good. 1 -4 smooth 4-5 smooth 5-6 couldn't even feel the shift. 6-5 same feeling just more rpm nice. 5-4 huge bang kinda felt like it wanted to stop rolling, but kept rolling. 4-1 smooth no isues. so on the hiway I kept it in manual to avoid engine shifts down from 5. but at the end of my drive I started to feel the same sensation shifting up to 6th, not nearly as abrasive as shifting down to forth but the same.
any suggestions would be great.

ps : side note .... I cant open the hood either, cable doesn't seem to be hooked up under the hood. HELP
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Take it back and ask for your money back!
Sounds like valve block in transmission is dodgy! Hard to get into engine bay if cable is broken.
If there is problems like that so far, then I would drop it like a hot potato unless the price is very very good and everything else is in tip top shape.
Touaregís can be costly to repair especially if maintenance has not been kept up.
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Sounds like the valve chest is worn. It's about $2,000 or so to replace and you can now only get remanufacture ones, not new.

And, yes, opening the bonnet/hood now is a total buggeroota.

Which model? Which engine?

Read this thread from the beginning to get fully up to speed:

Buying a used Touareg. What to look for. - myTreg forums - Page 2

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VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA & facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 & facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7 [Not available in "VW Atlas" North America!]
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