010 Transmission parts, repair guidelines, problems, manuals

Transmission general data

Number of gears Transmission Type Drive ATF (full capacity) L ATF (change) L ATF type
3 AT FWD 6 3 Dexron III

Since 1975 this 3-speed automatic transmission VAG 010 (later in 1983, it was used as a prototype for the automatic transmissions 087 and 089) has been successfully operating on many FWD models of Volkswagen (CABRIOLET, GOLF, JETTA) and Audi (80, 100, 200, ... and 4000S) with engines from 1.6 to 2.2 liters and on all Audi models starting from simple Audi 80 up to Audi 5000S. One more rare modification of this transmission for RWD vehicles - "090" (VANAGON) was released in 1978.

What are you looking for?

Overhaul Kit | Friction Kit | Friction | Steel Plate | Steel Kit | Band | Solenoid Kit | Solenoid EPC | Solenoid TCC | Pump | Shaft | Drum | Valve body | Torque converter | Hub | Piston | Piston Kit | Planetary Gear | Filter | Gasket | Bushing | Seal | Bearing | Pressure Plate | Stator | Differential | Retainer | Inhibitor Switch | Instruction manual | TOOLS & ACCESORIES | Sensor

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Technical issues and repair guidelines

The most popular kit of spare parts for maintenance of this “invincible” transmission, which often comes to the repair shop with half million kilometers of mileage usually consists of:

- Kit of friction components

- Kit of gaskets and seals (Overhaul Kit)

- Full kit of spare parts, which includes all gaskets, seals, frictions and steel discs (MasterKit). Sometimes, repair specialists order a separate kit of steel discs.There is some difference between repair kits of gaskets and seals for Audi 087 and 089 models.

As for the replacement frequency, then come the following spare parts:

- pump and axle seals (included in the repair kit), which are replaced with a full kit of bushings, their wear-out causes vibrations (which damage seals) and oil pressure in packages gets lost (that leads to friction linings burning);

- Rubber-covered pistons with friction clutches of packages Forward or Direct;

- Brake band (Direct, High/ Reverse) is replaced when it is completely worn;

- Rebuilding of the torque converter with replacement of spare parts.

This automatic transmission is very simple and reliable, which is used by many specialists as a guidebook for learning trasnmission repair methods.