Most Volkswagens that use the 01M transmission in the United States are non-Tiptronic. However, there is a Tiptronic version of this transmission that is used in other parts of the world, and you never know when one might pull into your shop for service.
In this article I’ll share with you some of the differences that I have found between the 4T65-E “Tiptronic” and the typical “non-Tiptronic” 4T65-E.
I am always amused by the many different names we see that are used to describe basically the same device. For example, we have a pressure-control solenoid, or we could call it an EPC (electronic pressure-control) solenoid, a force motor or a linear solenoid. We have the same thing with what Chrysler has called an Autostick, which now is being referred to as a J Gate, Steptronic, Tiptronic or Geartronic – how Ironic (see Figure 1).