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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?

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You really need to get the car to a specialist automatic transmission workshop to get a second opinion.

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Well finally was able to get the Treg towed to a proper Euro shop. They just called me back and told me the worst case scenario has pretty much happened.

The fluid pump in the front of the trans has decided to die and is no longer pumping the fluid through the trans. So they are recommending replacement of the entire unit. They did find a used trans with roughly 100,000 miles on it and could install it for about $4,900.00 usd (which I'm sure is probably a reasonable price for this job).

Here is how they are breaking that price down:
Used trans = $1,600.00
Fluid = roughly $100.00
Labor = roughly $3,200.00
total = $4,900.00
with tax = roughly $5,200.00

As I said, the Treg has 245,000 miles on it. It is leaking some oil from the passenger side (maybe tandem, maybe not. This has not been fully diagnosed).

Is it worth saving? I do love the Treg. But at this point, should I just move on?

Also, what is the trans code for the V10's? I am curious it I could source something a little cheaper perhaps.

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I would also let a real transmission shop have a look at it. If they can replace the pump without having to pull the engine and transmission, it will save thousands of dollars.
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I would also let a real transmission shop have a look at it. If they can replace the pump without having to pull the engine and transmission, it will save thousands of dollars.
Thanks. I will see if I can find a good trans shop around me that has some knowledge on these vehicles.
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Here is another question for all of you.

When that front pump goes out, what other damage could have happened?

I may have driven it about 1/2 mile or so until it would go anymore after I noticed the issue.
Could it have chewed up some of the gears or anything?
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Most likely the transmission clutch plates were glazed/burnt.

If you have it tuned by anyone other than Rocket Chip or Malone that could also have been the cause... There is a lot of work X10 that must be done that most tuners don’t do... I had one of those cheap tunes and Jeff from Rocket chip showed me an overlay of the tunes to explain the difference!

I paid 4K for a running 2004 V10tdi with 180k, so an opinion could be that putting 5.5k into a truck worth 3k as is with a bad transmission may not be the best idea. It’s your call, but if you decide to keep it you might as well rebuild the turbos, fuel pumps and cams as they are all next at your mileage. I just think you could find a nicer lower mileage car for less than the cash you are putting out and the wholesale value of what you have...

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