Incorrect Gear Ratio


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P0730 AUDI Possible Causes

  • Low transmission fluid level
  • Dirty transmission fluid
  • Shift solenoids
  • Transmission mechanical problems
  • Transmission hydraulic control circuit

How do I fix code P0730 AUDI?

  Check the “Possible Causes” listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector’s pins.

Tech Notes

  • Start by inspecting the transmission fluid level and condition, and change fluid if necessary.

Cost of diagnosing the P0730 AUDI code

  The cost of diagnosing the P0730 AUDI code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle’s make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

When is the code detected

  The TCM has detected that the transmission is trying to mechanically shift to a lower gear than intended

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Incorrect transmission shifting

P0730 AUDI Description

  This diagnosis monitors actual gear position by checking the torque converter slip ratio calculated by Transmission Control Module (TCM) as follows:

Torque converter slip ratio = A x C/B
A: Output shaft revolution signal from speed sensor (revolution sensor)
B: Engine speed signal from Engine Control Module (ECM)
C: Gear ratio determined as gear position which TCM supposes

If the actual gear position is higher than the position supposed by TCM, the slip ratio will be more than normal. In case the ratio exceeds the specified value, TCM judges this diagnosis malfunction.

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