I towed mine and now the transmission doesn't work (I also put a hole in my radiator when the tow bar broke but I don't know if that's related)

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Asked by Jan 09, 2017 at 07:47 PM about the 1997 Audi Cabriolet FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I don't want to fix the hole in my radiator (which may require replacement, if my transmission is blown).  The manual says not to tow it, which I did for 1500 miles, but I don't know if that would likely ruin it or I might just have run out of fluid.

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You can give it a try and fill and see what happens, but it possible you blew the transmission..

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Thanks, I appreciate the feedback.

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The reason why you don't tow these cars is the transmission fluid pump does not work with the engine off but the parts are still turning. There is a good chance you destroyed it but check the fluid level and try it out.

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