Tiptronic transmisson torque converter not locking up in overdrive

Discussion in 'VW Mk4 Jetta, Golf, New Beetle, Passat TDI forum' started by boverwagon, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. boverwagon

    boverwagon New Member

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    Passat TDI Wagon/2005
    Experiencing higher than usual RPM's in 4th gear on level road. Appears the torque converter is not locking up. Is there an electronic A/T controller going bad? I've had problems in the past with Honda automatics. They were notorious for failed electronic controllers. I read some other blogs stating the torque converter seal may be bad, causing higher RPM's. My fuel mileage is significantly decreased. Any info would be greatly appreciated!!!
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  2. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

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    There have been a few cases of bad torque converters, trans computer is under pass seat, if it gets wet it can also be damaged.

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