I'm in Sydney Australia and (un)lucky enough to have one of the 30 beasts they brought into this country. Needless to say, not a lot of expertise here with these cars compared to you guys.
Anyway I've logged the dreaded code at 58000 miles. Only on Vagcom. No CEL's on the dash. Gearbox seems fine except for a "swoosh" sound under heavy acceleration..so I'm avoiding that.
Already flushed and replaced the transmission fluid but didn't solve the problem.
So its a gearbox out job to replace the TC.
Could someone help with 2 questions.
There is a pretty huge cost in pulling the tranny apart and if it can be avoided it would be good.
But there is also a big cost in getting the tranny out so I don't want to do it twice.
Is there definitive evidence once the TC is off to indicate the transmission needs an overhaul?
Secondly, what's a reasonable time estimate for getting the tranny out.
Thanks heaps for any advice you can offer.