Touareg: 2006 V10 TDI
Join Date: Oct 2014
Second Vehicle: Still looking
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2006 V10 TDI Transmission shot!
Well, the dreaded day has finally come.
As I was driving to work the other day, My Treg lost the ability to move. I was driving done the highway, went to try and pass someone on a 4-lane highway and all it did was rev high as if it were in neutral. I managed to limp it onto a side street and ended up "dying" in front of a repair shop.
I waited until they open to let them know that it was my vehicle stuck on the side of the road and that I was working on finding someone to tow it for me. They said the could take a look at it if I wanted them to. I first thought that they only worked on semi's, but it turns out they work on just about anything.
So I left it with them and they determined that the transmission is shot. They can get it into 1st gear or reverse, but that's it. Whenever they give it more throttle is does nothing. It just acts like it is in neutral and revs to redline.
Pretty sure I already know the answers but I have a few questions.
1. How bad could this be? Am I looking at having to replace the entire Trans?
2. Is the trans in the V10 different from the other trans for the V6 and V8 models?
3. Would it be worth keeping it, storing it, and sourcing a trans done the road?
I apologize, I do not have a current VCDS log to post right know. I can try and get one this weekend perhaps.
Reason for question 3 is I have always wanted to transplant this powertrain into another vehicle.
It currently has ~245,xxx miles on it. I have personally put 125,xxx on myself. So I would say that it has had a pretty good run.
The really crappy part is the I still owe some money on it and I know that I will not be able to sell it for what I still owe.
Any ideas or thoughts?