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Hey everyone, i own a 2010 porsche Boxter 2.9L with the PDK transmission.. yesterday after leaving the car for a 4 days i started it and went for a drive.. when i turned it on again, i got a warning message “emergency transmission run” and the car became very jerky through gearshifts and wouldnt accelerate properly.. after turning it on and off the message went away and it drove just fine but then it kept re-appearing mid drives and becomes very jerky and clunky...ive noticed since i had the car that the gearbox was sometimes clunky or would make a noise when changing gear but the dealership said that was fine and normal since its a PDK, the car is at 59,000km so its time for a transmission fluid change... could this be a low voltage problem, or transmission fluid? The reverse gear works just fine.. has this happened to any other owners?

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As I understand it, a PDK transmission requires both a transmission fluid change and clutch fluid change. The clutch fluid change needs to be carried out twice as often as the transmission fluid.

 

If your problem is not software-related, I'd hazard a guess at a clutch fluid change being necessary.

 

Odd that a Porsche dealer would state that a clunking PDK was "fine and normal" !

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@wizard Thanks alot for that, really had no idea about the clutch fluid.. i hope thats all there is and it isn't any broken component.. and about the noise, when i asked them they said that a PDK in essence is a manual transmission with automatic function... so such noises are normal...

after asking around some shops some say its very possible that its the software needing reprogramming or an update, or low voltage, or a fluid flush and change.. i have booked a service for tomorrow and will Update The problem

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Apparently, the entire issue was not PDK related... its was just a faulty Mass Airflow sensor and a bad battery.. both changed and it tuns like new.. still jerky sometimes when shifting from 1st to 2nd but the dealership confirmed that there was nothing wrong and its normal for early stage PDK boxters and cayman (2009-2012)

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Good that all is well. Happy motoring :-)

 

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