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    A good friend of mine is having issues with a dry clutch automatic, and she lives in Farnborough. Anyone knows a good independent VW garage in the area that could help? I live nowhere near there.
     
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    Farnborough in Kent or Hampshire? If Hampshire then these guys in Surrey are worth considering Please Wait... | Cloudflare
     
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    In Hampshire, thanks for the tip. My friend is retired, not a spring chicken, and with no family, so she needs a place from where she could use public transport to return home, with minimum effort. These guys may be too far away for her, I am afraid. I will let her know, but if there are other suggestions close to her, please do let me know.
     
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    They are very close to Byfleet and NewHaw Station which should enable him to get back to Farnborough via Woking. They also used to have loan cars and may still do


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    I have just looked in more detail and I found just that, their close proximity to the train station. I told my friend about them, and she will likely call them.

    She has a Skoda Yeti automatic, but it's the same DSG that I read about over the years as being problematic in all VW stable cars. Thanks a lot for that!

    She has found a couple of other options: SJB Autotech in Basingstoke (SJB Autotech), and VW Autos Service Centre in Fleet (VW Autos - VW Specialist Garage in Fleet Hampshire, VW Service in Fleet). If Byfleet does not work out, anyone can express an opinion about these two other options?

    On the face of it, the one in Byfleet looks the best, I hope they do Skodas.
     
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    It doesn't really matter what VAG brand it is - the diagnostic tools and processes are all the same, and any replacement parts will be common to many other VAG group models That's one of the benefits of the group....of course the downside is that the same engine/gearbox will be in different cars, but the price for a Skoda cambelt/water-pump replacement is about half that of an Audi at the main dealers....and it's the same engine and parts.....say no more !
     
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    I found a very interesting description of that gearbox (DQ200) problem:
    https://www.eco-torque.co.uk/post/vw...arbox-problems
    It looks like a mechatronic unit, something a friend of mine also suspected. I assume that the mechatronic unit can be replaced, what would be the cost for that, by any chance?
     
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    Can't give you a cost but it is unlikely to be cheap. Might be worth seeing out an auto gearbox specialist as it may be the problem can be fixed rather than simply replacing the mechatronic unit. Garages these days seem to all too quickly take the easy option of replacing parts when they often can be repaired, but the garage needs to know what it is doing
     
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    My thoughts precisely, hence the search for an independent VW garage, who I expect to be more likely to be able to repair than a non-VW. Or maybe a gearbox specialist? Mr Clutch?
     
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    Mr Clutch are NOT a gearbox specialist.....read the reviews around the country and they are specialists in some things (mostly getting terrible feedback!) - but their limit is clutches.
    Bearing in mind this is a Hampshire-based thread, a quick google gave me this :
    DSG Gearbox Repair Experts in Aldershot | Diagnostics & Repair
    DSG Gearbox Repair Specialists | Full Diagnostics on Site
    DSG Gearbox Repairs | Direct Shift Gearboxes | Automatic Transmissions
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    There are probably more around, but I just used "DSG gearbox specialist hampshire" as a search term. If you are sure it's the gearbox that's iffy (and there are some good guides on those sites) you might be better to call one of them (or all of them) and have a discussion over the phone and start there, vs. a general VW specialist, as, taking apart and putting back together the VAG CVT/DSG boxes is not for the faint hearted!!

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