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The Bucking Audi

The continuously variable transmission (CVT) used in Audi’s A4 and A6 vehicles, called the 01J or Multitronic, could show up in your shop with a bucking complaint. This style of CVT (see Figure 1) does not use a fluid coupling as a pass-through device for engine torque input. This means that when the vehicle is engaged or comes to a stop in gear, the forward or reverse clutch must slip. When the brake is released and the throttle is depressed, the clutch applies and the drive and driven pulleys begin to move in relation to each other to provide gear ratios.