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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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I have an Audi A3 automatic. AU54SMV. the gear is automatic

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I have an Audi A3 automatic. AU54SMV. the gear is automatic and has the faciliity to move the gear stick sidways and select gears manually. I need to know exactly what type of gearbox this is so I can but a reconditioned one, the diff bearings have gone. Also do I have to replace it with the exact same type of gearbox.
thank you very much
Lawrence McGrath


this sounds like the 'DSG' ( dual clutch ) type of gearbox and ideally you need to match the 3 letter code to get the same type

this image shows where the ID plate / stamp is located on the bottom face of the gearbox

and I've also included the removal instructions

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