Gearbox Volkswagen 01P

The 4-speed automatic transmission Volkswagen 01P was produced from 1995 to 2006 and was installed only on minivans and minibuses from several automakers. This transmission was combined with engines up to 2.8 liters and 250 Nm of torque.

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

Specifications

Production years 1995 – 2006
Type automatic transmission
Number of gears 4
Type of drive front
Engine volume, l up to 2.8
Torque output, Nm up to 250
Recommended oil G 052 162 A2 + 75W90 GL4
Oil capacity, liter 5.6 + 0.8
Replacing the oil every 65,000 km
Replacing the filter every 65,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~200 000

Gear ratios Volkswagen 01P

Using the example of a Ford Galaxy 2001 with a 2.3l engine:

Main 4.570
1st 2.714
2nd 1.441
3rd 1.000
4th 0.743
Reverse 2.884

The transmission was installed on:

  • Ford Galaxy 1 (V191) in 1995 – 2006;
  • Mercedes V-Class W 638 in 1997 – 2003;
  • Seat Alhambra 1 (7M) in 1996 – 2000;
  • Volkswagen Sharan 1 (7M) in 1995 – 2000;
  • Volkswagen Transporter T4 (7D) in 1995 – 2003.

Disadvantages of the VW 01P gearbox

  • This transmission is considered to be quite successful and breaks down only at high mileage.
  • Most often, solenoids are cleaned or replaced, as well as their unreliable wiring.
  • This gearbox is very afraid of overheating; the rubber-coated pistons can melt.
  • On the electrical side, input and output speed sensors often fail.
  • In automatic transmissions older than 10 years, the overrunning clutch separator is destroyed due to aging of the plastic.

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