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Gear lash/Trans Whine

3275 Views 7 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  Bigscout79
I put about 1000 miles on this weekend - only had 2 small problems.

1. I have a horrible whine that smacks of gear lash at 2550 rpm's only in 6th gear. Unfortunately this puts the V8 Touareg at 71 MPH - which I travel at quite frequently. I experimented a bit, it goes away about at 2600 and starts right after 2500. It only happens in 6th gear, not 4th or 5th. Might be able to wind 3rd up that far haven't tried.

2. I received a "Check Lights" warning one evening. I restarted the car and it remained... I check all the lights, signals, brakes, high beam etc... It all worked fine. Next morning it was gone.

Other than that everything performed flawlessly and a 7 hour drive was easily accomplished - very low fatigue. I averaged 60mph - which is odd considering I was at or above 80mph for the whole trip - I guess the gas station trips and stop lights eat into that number quickly. I averaged 17.2 mpg which was a little low, but I was frequently passing. Hit 120 briefly - car felt plenty solid - I'm just not comfortable going that fast - neither was the police officer apparently - just kidding.

Anythoughts on the light warning and whining sound appreciated.
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For the light problem, you may want to see if your headlights are in position - nice and tight!

As for the trans-whine --- hmmmmm! :crazy:
I'm wondering if that hum/vibration problem I've been bitching about since having my transfer case replaced is the same thing you guys are starting to deal with.

Mine does the hum/vibration from about 72mph to about 80-ish. Of course when I took my service guy and service manager along for a ride they didn't hear anything.
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