What Is an Audi Automatic Transmission?

Audi vehicles with a traditional automatic transmission utilize sensors to ascertain when they should shift gears. The transmission then changes gears accordingly by using internal oil pressure. The lock-up torque converter shifts gears by temporarily disconnecting the automatic transmission from the engine. An automatic transmission reaches different speeds by creating different gear ratios. The torque converter transfers power from the engine to the transmission via a process called “fluid coupling”. It is important to check your transmission fluid level regularly to make sure you have enough fluid to execute this process properly.

What are the common problems in an Audi automatic transmission?

VW vehicles are perhaps known more for reliability than anything. As a luxury brand under the same corporate umbrella, Audi models enjoy the same reputation. Nevertheless, every vehicle needs maintenance and occasional repair.

Automatic Audi transmissions often experience grinding. A common cause for this is damaged needle bearings in the torque convertor. Many Audi drivers notice they have fluid leaks. Automatic transmission fluid cools and lubricates the transmission. A lack of fluid can cause overheating, as well as a wide array of other problems.

How we diagnose transmission problems

Some common signs of a problem with an Audi automatic transmission include:

  • Grinding or clunking noises
  • Harsh shifting
  • Overheating
  • Insufficient automatic transmission fluid levels
  • Illuminated check engine light

Audi benefits from the reputation of high-quality German engineering. But no transmission is perfect, particularly if it’s not cared for properly. As with all automatic transmissions, automatic transmission fluid is key for Audi vehicles. An insufficient amount of fluid, or bad quality fluid, can really hurt your automatic transmission.

Checking your transmission fluid regularly and bringing your Audi in for the occasional transmission fluid change can increase the longevity of your Audi transmission and prevent the need for costly repairs in the future. Of course, not all Audi transmission services are so simple.

Modern Audi models have onboard computers. At Mister Transmission, the first step we take to figure out your transmission problem is to connect your Audi’s onboard computer to our diagnostic equipment. This generates a code that tells us where the problem is. After this, our technicians may take your Audi for a test drive to see how it operates in real-world conditions.

How Mister Transmission Can Help

At Mister Transmission, we are experts at Audi transmission service, repair, and maintenance. We’ve been repairing transmissions for 60 years and our technicians undertake some of the most advanced training available, so they can service any Audi model.

Whether you’re experiencing problems with your Audi’s automatic transmission or it just needs some routine maintenance, you can contact Mister Transmission. Our Multi-Check Inspection can find any problem your automatic transmission may have.

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