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Old 11-20-2012, 12:13 PM
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I am newly registered to this site but it has done me well working on my daughters 2000 auto 1.8 turbo.

I have read many posts about the limp mode and check engine light but am needing some more help.
The shift selector cable came off and wouldn't shift gears. I repaired the cable and re attached it to the shift lever on the top of the tranny. No error codes showed up when the cable came off but when I put the cable back on and shifted the gears then I got a list of error codes and the car went into limp mode.
All the codes are A-E shift solenoid and shift sensors. I have had the codes cleared and they usually come right back as soon as the car is started.
I am guessing I knocked something loose since there were no codes until I hooked the cable back up.

Please help!
Matt

Here is the list of codes.
P0753 shift solenoid a circuit electrical
P7058 "" B
P0763 "" C
P0768 "" D
P0773 "" E
P0785 shift timing solenoid malfunction
P0747 pres Ctrl sol a circuit electrical
P0753 shift solenoid a circuit electrical
P0758 shift solenoid b ""
P0763 shift solenoid c ""
P0768 shift solenoid d ""
P0773 Shift solenoid e ""
P0785 shift timing solenoid malfunction
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:54 PM
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First off Welcome to newbeetle.org, good to have ya.
Sorry I can't be much help since I've never had those symptoms in my
car, but I know that some error codes can only be cleared with a VAG-Com computer system or they just come right back. You might want to try that. Good luck
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:37 PM
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Thanks. I have been lurking for awhile. So far has been a great first car with 95,000 miles and all the big service work done.

Who usually has the VAG-com computer. Makes since, when the parts place tried clearing the codes it said they all weren't cleared out. Although the light would go out the car still did not shift right and then the next start up the light was back and the codes were still there.

Thanks
Matt
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:40 PM
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If there is a problem it doesn't matter what code reader you use to clear the codes, they'll come right back.

Have you gotten in the engine bay and looked around? Seems like something definitely got unplugged.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:17 PM
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Thanks. I have been lurking for awhile. So far has been a great first car with 95,000 miles and all the big service work done.

Who usually has the VAG-com computer. Makes since, when the parts place tried clearing the codes it said they all weren't cleared out. Although the light would go out the car still did not shift right and then the next start up the light was back and the codes were still there.

Thanks
Matt
You can do a search around here to see who has one closest to your area and see if they are willing to help a fellow newbeetle member. The real vagcom are pretty pricey about 300-350 including the software I think. They also have the generic one's on ebay,(40-50bucks i think) do a search there. Good luck man.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:26 PM
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Hello and welcome, i just had the same exact problems with my 01 with all of the same codes, the dealer told me that there is a plunger style harness on top of the trans where the secure clip came off and allowed the connector to come off, so he put it back in where he felt it would not come out because the new harness is very exspensive, so he vaged it and everything was fine, so i hope that helps in any way....
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:00 PM
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Sounds like right where I was! Thanks for the info and I will check when I get off work.

I will update if this fixed!

Matt
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:02 PM
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Did you ever change the transmission fluid?
Looks like your valve body is in need of rebuilding or replacing as well as the internal wiring harness.
Unfortunately you have the worst ever built automatic transmission by VW in that car and it has documented issues with the failing valve body and transmission harness. It could have been prevented if the transmission fluid would have been changed every 50 k miles. But VW deemed it a lifetime fluid which is totally crazy. I guess when it dies the lifetime is up.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:28 PM
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Thank You!

Yep, it was the plug on the rear corner of the tranny. It looks like when the shift selector cable comes off it can get hooked on the plug and pulls it out or breaks the clip holding it in the plunger socket.

Thanks again!
Matt
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