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Gavin Perry
Gavin Perry, Auto Mechanic
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Experience:  Licensed diagnostic and repair technician
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It’s not selecting gears, No cuz I ain’t a mechanic, seat

Customer Question

It’s not selecting gears
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: No cuz I ain’t a mechanic
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: seat Leon fr 14 plate 1.8 tsi dsg
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I ain’t fixing it my self it happened last nite as I was parking up
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No just that 1 problem
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 12 days ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** am here to assist you Today has any transmission warning lights come on.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
it is saying error gear box
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I don’t have funds
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 12 days ago.

It will need to go on diagnostics hopefully it will just need a module update.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Ok but I don’t have any funds for a phone call
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 12 days ago.

Carry on via text that is fine.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
wot could it be a selector problem
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Hello
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 12 days ago.

The DSG transmission has many issues so it will need to go on diagnostics how many miles has it done as they are prone to fail at around 80,000 miles.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
It’s on 56000 now
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Can I ring this number and talk with you***********
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 12 days ago.

Them just hope it just needs a sensor or a software update.

Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 12 days ago.

That number will not work.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Ok I don’t have any more money in my account
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
But as I put it in drive it felt like something has snapped
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 12 days ago.

That is ok get a diagnostic carried out on the transmission.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
It’s moves in to revers and nutrol and drive but it’s not selecting in to gear
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
You think it could be the selector
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 12 days ago.

It is a very troublesome transmission with a lot of different issues so go down the diagnostics option first.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Ok thank you pal
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 12 days ago.

No problem regards Gavin.