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Audi A4 Avant - Audi A4 B7 Auto Multitronic(7 Plate clutch ?) - kikigood

It is well know that the Audi Multitronic box have well know issues which can be expensive to repair.

Does anyone have easy method to identify which clutch would be fitted on a 2006 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 Non-Turbo SE Auto Multitronic?

I can't tell through Audi's service history if it's been changed, so wondered what it's fitted with in the first place.

In addtion,I have several other questions as following:

Could I identify it through the following method ? Is that right?

By the way,Does the 7 plate cluth equal to 7 Speed ?

"If you put the car into "D" and then into the "manual" (there probably is a proper name for it!!!) position, the display goes from "PRNDS" to "654321".

If it reads "654321" it is a 6 plate clutch, if it reads "7654321" it is a 7 plate clutch!"



Edited by kikigood on 05/12/2012 at 14:32

Audi A4 Avant - Audi A4 B7 Auto Multitronic(7 Plate clutch ?) - Avant

Moved to Technical.

Audi A4 Avant - Audi A4 B7 Auto Multitronic(7 Plate clutch ?) - Crasher

That will be six plate, one of the few that was built that way.

Audi A4 Avant - Audi A4 B7 Auto Multitronic(7 Plate clutch ?) - kikigood
It has 7 speed. Does that mean 7 plate clutch is fitted ?
Audi A4 Avant - Audi A4 B7 Auto Multitronic(7 Plate clutch ?) - Crasher

Your engine code will be ALT but your gearbox code could be HDZ, JZN, HEB or JZP and possibly one of 16 others so I would need your cars transmission code for accuracy.

The Multitronic is a CVT box or Continuously Variable Transmission

Strictly speaking the Multitronic 01J only has one speed, if you look at your log book you will see the number of speeds or gears shown as 1. The box is programed to deliver the variable ratio in a number of steps, 5, 6 or 7 but these are not real gears, just pre-programmed points and positions of the chain on the variator.

The number of clutch discs has nothing to do with the number of “speeds”, the number of clutch discs is related to the torque duty limit of an individual box application

In contrast to multi-step automatic transmissions, which use a torque converter for torque transmission, separate wet plate clutches are used for forward and reverse travel in the Multitronic and they are also used to execute gearshifts.

All the 4 cylinder petrol engined applications had 6 plate clutches at this time.

Edited by Crasher on 12/12/2012 at 23:09

Audi A4 Avant - Audi A4 B7 Auto Multitronic(7 Plate clutch ?) - Nagasaki
Hi there Crasher. I appreciate that this is an old post but I am trying to identify whether our A4 1.8t CVT box is the more troublesome 6 plate or later 7 plate set up.
Just had the dreaded PRNDS lights flashing indicating a gearbox ECU fault and if it is to be followed by a major overhaul then we'll PX it in.
Shame because we like it a lot and have owned her from new without fault. But ECU is 1k and clutch pack overhaul another 2k.

The 3 letter gearbox code is HED.

Am hoping you may be able to shed some light.

With thanks
Audi A4 Avant - Audi A4 B7 Auto Multitronic(7 Plate clutch ?) - cws

Just call your local Audi dealer and speak to the parts department - give them your VIN and they should be able to give you the precise answer as to which typ you have.

 

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