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04-03-2015 08:31 PM
2006TREG Yes, plus tax... their justification is VW is confident they identified the issue, but without guarantee. They did recommend for me to call VW as well seeing if they will allow for a loyal customer discount or money towards a new Treg as I am a multiple VW owner.

Marc
04-03-2015 03:49 PM
jesnic So, did you ending up paying them $110? If so, how are they justifying it?
04-03-2015 03:13 PM
2006TREG
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That video does not sound like a front diff gear whine at all. It sounds more like a bad bearing and bad bushings.
Just picked the treg up from dealership, their diagnosis is transfer case replacement, but not 100 percent sure.($3500). Heading to a Trans specialist to validate the issue. If reasonable will get r fixed and sell it.

Looking at a 2015 lux in the meantime.
04-03-2015 10:23 AM
jesnic That video does not sound like a front diff gear whine at all. It sounds more like a bad bearing and bad bushings.
04-03-2015 10:02 AM
2006TREG
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Typically a low, constant grinding noise is the wheel bearings or front diff. You have ruled out bad bearings by having them replaced. The transfer case chain will be very noticeable on hard acceleration and you will hear the chain slacking and popping over the gears. It will gradually get worse over time until you hear it slapping the case and popping over the teeth on the gears. Transfer case repair is fairy simple and not very expensive to rebuild. Parts are available without having to replace the entire transfer case.
Just found this video.. darn near exactly what I am experiencing.
Watch "Front differential noise" on YouTube
Front differential noise:
Regards, Marc
04-03-2015 07:43 AM
jesnic Typically a low, constant grinding noise is the wheel bearings or front diff. You have ruled out bad bearings by having them replaced. The transfer case chain will be very noticeable on hard acceleration and you will hear the chain slacking and popping over the gears. It will gradually get worse over time until you hear it slapping the case and popping over the teeth on the gears. Transfer case repair is fairy simple and not very expensive to rebuild. Parts are available without having to replace the entire transfer case.
04-03-2015 04:43 AM
2006TREG The weird thing is I have never experienced a slap noise but only a consistent low grinding noise. The mechanic working on it is the same guy from the time I picked the Treg up new, always had good service so not sure why they feel VW needs to direct the diagnosis unless they plan on paying for it. At t his point I only approved their minimum $110.00 diagnosing fee and know the Treg has been on the lift all day. Will be interesting for sure...

Marc
04-02-2015 06:55 PM
jesnic I can't believe a transfer case chain couldn't be diagnosed long before now. It is a pretty obvious sound. The chain slaps the case under hard acceleration. It is fairly easy to replace the chain, bearings and seals. If the technician can't diagnose a transfer case chain, do not let them work on it!
04-02-2015 05:25 PM
2006TREG Update... replaced driver side wheel bearing, did not fix. UNCLE!

Today, i put the Treg into the dealer, spoke to them around 4, stated the mechanic spent a couple hours trying to diagnose then recommended getting VW involved. With VW running the show now, They are focused on the transfer case looking at the drive chain. I was told that VW has been telling the technician what to do with each step.

Already looking at Trans shops to rebuild if they come back saying I need a new transfer case.

Uggggg. ... this has been one good journey. But love the Treg so not giving up.
03-25-2015 03:15 AM
2006TREG Update... replaced passenger side wheel bearing with a FAG wheel bearing kit from parts geek. Did not fix, so I ordered a second bearing kit for drivers side, and is going into local shop on Monday. More to come...

Bearing kit $118+$23 shipping, $200 to install, times TWO. Still reasonable...

Marc
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