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2000 A8L stalls coming to a stop/ put in gear

Old 09-22-2018, 03:02 PM
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Default 2000 A8L stalls coming to a stop/ put in gear

Facts of the case:
Car drives fine, shifts up and down so smooth you don't even notice the gear changes, even on steep hills.
Put it in reverse or drive with your foot on the brake, stalls about 70% of the time, less often in high idle from cold start.
If you put it in gear and go almost right away, it's fine.
When coming to a stop from street speed, will shudder, idle drops, and often stalls out.
When it does not stall, it lurches as if you suddenly slammed on the brakes, then returns to normal idle.
I notice that if you are in a parking lot going slow enough to keep it in first, nothing goes wrong, feels normal.
Using TIP mode makes no difference.
Put it in neutral at a stop, and it doesn't stall, but often does when you put it back in gear.
I've had it at a highly recommended shop that specializes in Audi/VW. He checked fuel pressure, vacuum, throttle body, trans fluid, hooked up the computer to it, and yadda yadda. He was forced to admit that he does not know what the issue is. Says he thinks its electrical. I'm not so sure. Feels mechanical to me.
My next step is taking it to a transmission specialist, unless there is ANYthing else I can try at home?
Meanwhile, my A4 continues to run for it's 5th year in my service with not a single engine issue to date. Manual trans, of course.
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