The operation of a DSG gearbox is essentially a manual gearbox which is electronically controlled, with hydraulics operating two clutches and the gear shift mechanism. Which allows the gear change to be done at a very rapid rate. This electronic/hydraulic controller is know as a mechatronics.
Whilst the vehicle is driving, the mechatronic unit anticipates the next gear required and then pre selects this, When the gear changes the mechatronics unit then simply swops over operation of the clutches and proceeds to pre select the next gear it thinks will be required.
This predictive ability comes from such elements as the engine speed, torque, driver demand and braking etc.
CT Cars have the knowledge and skill to repair all your DSG gearbox and clutch faults on your Volkswagen, Audi, Seat or Skoda.
It is not always necessary to replace the whole gearbox with a so called reconditioned gearbox, as an alternative repair may be a viable option. Sometimes it may just require a software update.
The fast switching between gears is achieved by the double clutch. Just like with a traditional trans-mission, these couplings are subject to wear.
CT Cars has the right tools, knowledge and training to replace the DSG clutches in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Both the version with dry clutch plates and wet clutch plates can be replaced by CT Cars
Diagnosis of the clutches (including remaining lining thickness) can be performed via ODIS (The official Volkswagen diagnostic Tool).
Whilst replacing the clutches we also change the transmission oil & filter to prevent contamination of the new clutch by residual old oil.
The mechatronics (mechanical valve block + electronic control unit) is the brain of the transmission.
The most common complaints related to mechatronics are the result of a defective solenoid or the failure of the pump or electric motor. A 0AM transmission which is fitted to front wheel drive 1.0 litre to 1.8litre petrol vehicles and 1.4 and 1.6 litre diesel vehicles, has solenoid groups which are all replaced simultaneously with the electric motor and hydraulic pump in a standard overhaul. With other DSG variants (02E / AL500 / AL 501), the individual solenoids each have their own specific shape and construction, so that they can each be replaced individually, resulting in a reduced recovery cost.
The valve block is cleaned with every repair and a properly functioning electronic control unit is reused. This repair method again guarantees a 100% effective transmission at a low cost.
A mechanical problem in the gear part could cause electronic emergency running of the transmission
An example is that If swarf is deposited on the magnets of the different shift forks. The proper functioning of the gear position sensor is disturbed and the mechatronics goes into emergency mode which means that one of the two partial transmissions is switched off. In some cases this leads to a complete failure of the transmission.
Common error messages are: