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08-17-2015 12:12 AM
nikoloz here are some links for oil changes hope it will help and please post updates about the problem. and and kind regards, Nikoloz
08-16-2015 01:18 PM
noobytoogy At this stage I don't think I would spend money on changing the ATF but I would check the level is correct.

However, since it takes so little oil to refill them, I would drain [and keep for close inspection for metal particles] the oil in the front and rear diffs and the oil in the transfer box [for which you need the correct 850ml bottle of lubricant which is best bought from your VW dealer!]

Doing these fluid changes won't cost an arm and a leg, and will allow you to inspect the old fluids to, hopefully, help towards diagnosing what the real problem is before spending shedloads of lolly.
08-16-2015 11:56 AM
Mooneyhan Ok. Thank you. I am going to another local certified VW guy tomorrow. I am going have him check everything I have been told and also do a tranmission fluid change.
08-16-2015 11:32 AM
noobytoogy I think it is highly unlikely that both the gearbox AND the transfer box need replacing at the same time - most unlikely indeed.

I'd steer clear of that dealer!

Go and get a second opinion.

My first thoughts lie with the centre bearing on the drive shaft which is a very well known point of failure.
08-16-2015 09:12 AM
Mooneyhan There is Zero noise when car is sitting still. To me the noise sounds like a PTO that has been hooked up to a tractor but is lose. This is our first VW so I know very little about the SUV. Any advice is a great help.
08-16-2015 01:48 AM
nikoloz hi,
one question, when you start the car and you are not driving is there any noise? i dont understand the link with noise and the transmission, the dealer is asking you to pay 7000$ for something that maybe is not involved in this situation, if the engine is running and transmission is not making any noise do not do anything with it unless you will discover something new. you are saying that noise only starts after you go 15mph so its linked to moving parts like front diff as Stuart suggested of drive shaft front or rear, it can be wheel bearings or transfer case. do not pay 7k $ for unknown reason, try to find where is the noise coming from and post here and lot of members will try to help you kind regards, Nikoloz
08-15-2015 09:41 PM
Mooneyhan Thanks. I will check it in the morning.
08-15-2015 09:40 PM
hedditch Have you checked your front diff oil, however if it the front dif and it makes that much noise it may well be too late.

08-15-2015 08:55 PM
Tranmission Problem

04 V8 makes a constant noise when above 15 mph from front end. I can petal the car and find a spot where there is no noise. No slipping while driving at all. Went to dealership today and they said that I need a new tranmission and transfer case. Anyone have sugesstions before I drop $7000 on all this??

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