Gearbox Volkswagen 01M

The 4-speed automatic transmission Volkswagen 01M has been produced since 1995 and is still used on Chinese cars. And in its time it was installed on almost the entire VAG model range. This transmission served as the basis for a series of budget French automatic transmissions: AD4, AL4 and DP0.

4AT family: 01M, 01N, 01P.

Specifications

Production years since 1995
Type automatic transmission
Number of gears 4
Type of drive front
Engine volume, l up to 2.0
Torque output, Nm up to 200
Recommended oil G 052 162 A2 + 75W90 GL4
Oil capacity, liter 5.3 + 1.0
Replacing the oil every 60,000 km
Replacing the filter every 60,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~200 000

Gear ratios Volkswagen 01M

Using the example of a VW Golf 1996 with a 1.8l engine:

Main 4.529
1st 2.714
2nd 1.441
3rd 1.000
4th 0.743
Reverse 2.884

The transmission was installed on:

  • Audi A3 1 (8L) in 1996 – 2003;
  • Seat Leon 1 (1M) in 1998 – 2005;
  • Seat Toledo 1 (1L) in 1998 – 1999;
  • Skoda Octavia 1 (1U) in 1996 – 2011;
  • Volkswagen Beetle 1 (9C) in 1998 – 2005;
  • Volkswagen Golf 3 (1H) in 1995 – 1998; Golf 4 (1J) in 1997 – 2006;
  • Volkswagen Jetta 3 (1H) in 1995 – 1999; Jetta 4 (1J) in 1996 – 2006;
  • Volkswagen Passat B4 (3A) in 1995 – 1997.

Disadvantages of the VW 01M gearbox

  • The gearbox is considered quite reliable and breakdowns begin at high mileage.
  • The biggest problems are caused by the wiring of the solenoids, as well as the speed sensors.
  • The automatic transmission solenoids themselves become clogged with dirt relatively quickly and fail.
  • This automatic transmission is afraid of overheating; at best, all the rubber-coated pistons will melt.
  • Do not forget that this transmission uses two types of oil.

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