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Changing The Transmission And Clutch Fluid For An Audi A5

This guide will show you how to change the transmission and clutch fluid for an Audi A5 2011 using Liqui Moly ATF and Dual clutch fluids.

Transmission fluid is a vital part of your car’s internal parts, it keeps the vehicle running smoothly. Audi A5 is no exception. Changing the transmission fluid on your Audi A5 2011 is a simple process that shouldn’t take more than thirty minutes. Clutch fluid and transmission fluid are both hydraulically controlled fluids. The clutch fluid controls the pressure that moves through the clutch system, while transmission fluid helps to keep the gears lubricated inside the transmission system.

Both fluids need to be changed at regular intervals to make sure that they work properly, but you should always consult your owner’s manual to determine what those intervals are for your specific model.

Why you need to transmission fluid and clutch fluid for Audi A5 2011

There are many reasons why you may need to replace the transmission fluid or clutch fluid in your Audi A5 2011. The most common reason is that it has become contaminated. This may be due to a number of issues.

1. The transmission fluid has been contaminated by the clutch fluid and vice versa.

2. The transmission fluid has been contaminated by other fluids such as brake fluid and engine oil.

3. The transmission fluid has been contaminated by coolant or water.

4. The transmission fluid has been contaminated by other fluids such as brake fluid and engine oil.

5. The transmission fluid has been contaminated by coolant or water.

Check Clutch Fluid Condition

If the clutch pedal is hard to press, or the feel is spongy, check the fluid level in the reservoir. In this case, it’s best to have a professional examine the clutch system.

Check Transmission Fluid Condition

Your transmission fluid should be checked at least once a year, although if you drive in stop-and-go traffic or do a lot of trailering, you may want to check your fluid more often. You can check your transmission fluid yourself. You’ll need to locate the dipstick, which may or may not be labeled. If you can’t find it, look in your owner’s manual.

Once you’ve located the dipstick and removed it from its tube (which may take some force), wipe it off with a clean cloth. Reinsert the dipstick all the way into its tube and remove it again. This will provide an accurate reading on the level of your transmission fluid.

Fluids Needed For Audi A5 2011

The transmission requires two types of fluid: transmission oil and clutch fluid.

Transmission oil (ATF) is used to lubricate the gears, bearings and other internal components, while clutch fluid is used to operate the clutch. The two fluids are separate, but share a common reservoir (the fill plug is located in the side of the bell housing). The reason that Audi uses this system is because they’ve equipped their cars with a dry-clutch Automatic Transmission (DSG), rather than a wet-clutch.

The DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) was introduced in 2003 by Volkswagen and Audi, features two independent clutches for odd and even gear sets. It can shift gears faster than any driver can manually and does not need a torque converter like a traditional automatic transmission. A DSG has the fuel efficiency of a manual transmission with the ease of use of an automatic transmission.

How To Change The Fluids For Audi A5

Changing the transmission fluid and clutch fluid for Audi A5 2011.

1. Jack up driver side of the car and support with stands (or just drive up on ramps)

2. Place a pan under the transmission to catch old fluid

3. Remove the drain plug (17mm) from the gearbox housing, this will be on the bottom of the gearbox housing and you will only need to loosen it about 3-4 turns as it will be tight

4. Remove fill plug (17mm) from gearbox housing, again you will only need to loosen it about 3-4 turns. Be careful as you remove this as there may be a little pressure that is released which could force some fluid out of the hole

5. Let fluid drain until it is no longer dripping

6. Replace fill plug into gearbox housing, tighten with torque wrench to 32NM (24ft lbs). Replace washer if needed

7. Replace drain plug into gearbox housing, tighten with torque wrench to 32NM (24ft lbs). Replace washer if needed

8. Remove plastic splash guard under car and place pan below clutch assembly just in case any overflow occurs while draining clutch fluid.