Q: My car won't engage 1st gear 2006 Audi A4

asked by on

My car shakes and will not move when in first gear, it only moves when in 2nd gear. My mechanic replaced the mountings and confirmed the clutch and gearbox are fine, but told me the flywheel should be replaced.

My car has 1665274 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there - I believe the problem is more likely with the 1st gear set in the transmission. If the clutch works in one gear, it will work in all gears. While a bad flywheel would cause the vibration and shaking you describe, it would also do so in all gears. There may, in fact be multiple problems at work here. Checking the flywheel, or 1st gear, will require removal of the transmission to access the flywheel, clutch, or to disassemble the transmission to check gear sets for proper operation. I would recommend a engine/clutch/transmission inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My car won't engage 1st gear 2006 Audi A4

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Is this a transmission problem and if so does this mean the entire transmission needs to be replaced?

You should certainly let the insurance company know that your car has not been returned to its condition from before the accident. As for why your car is bucking on acceleration, I can make a few guesses, but the...

Q: Grinding noise and backfiring during startup

The starter on this vehicle requires a shim, so its possible that got left out when the starter was replaced. This could cause starter engagement problems and the metal on metal noise you're hearing. Backfiring, on the other hand, is...

Q: soft top won't close i want to know if it will be cheap or expensive to fix the seller said only 100 most likely

Hi there. You are correct to be worried about the cost of repairing a convertible soft-top; especially an Audi or BMW. When a convertible top begins to have difficulty closing all the way, it's typically caused by the primary support...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...