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Author Topic: Hi all New to the forum with autobox problem  (Read 400 times)

Offline Sucrama

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Hi all New to the forum with autobox problem
« on: July 08, 2019, 10:19:38 AM »
Hi

Is the 1.9 the same gearbox in the 2.8 V6?

Mine wont go into 3rd a lot of the time, especially when it is hot and dry weather it seems, god knows why.

Marcus

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Hi all New to the forum with autobox problem
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2019, 11:12:10 AM »
Would it be worth changing the oil? How many miles has said gearbox done please? Could be some worn out cogs or linkages perhaps?
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Offline Sucrama

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Re: Hi all New to the forum with autobox problem
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2019, 12:04:02 PM »
Hi

The car has done £125k miles

I took it into a VAG service specialist who changed the oil and filter for a totally unreasonable amount of money.

I have an intermittent fault with the gearbox going into 3rd gear, it stays stuck between 2nd and 3rd on down shift will reselect second. Occasionally can down select then will grab on upselect, but normally have to stop put it into reverse then that will cure the fault.

I have noticed it didnt happen all winter but the onset of hotter drier weather and it returns.

Friday evening in a 20 mile journey had to do the gear tango 4 times, late Friday night it rained, Saturday late morning same journey in reverse not a single incident.

It is a great car maybe a little thirsty on Petrol but we like it

Thank you

Marcus


Offline Mirez

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Re: Hi all New to the forum with autobox problem
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2019, 01:40:00 PM »
Sticking solenoids, not much else ever goes wrong with that autobox. Look in the reference library for details.

https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/ford-galaxy-common-faults-and-problems/ford-galaxy-09a-automatic-gearbox-failure-to-upshift-when-cold/
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Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Hi all New to the forum with autobox problem
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2019, 03:27:51 PM »
Indeed, that would be my theory too.

I would suggest taking it to a specialist gearbox garage and hopefully they can get it back on the road again.

Probably a bit too fiddly to do without a ramp and suchlike.

Also like you I am always wary of specialist because they do charge a lot and often arenít any better than the generalist garages in my experience. One VW specialist I went to told me my car had a DPF and it doesnít.
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Offline Sucrama

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Re: Hi all New to the forum with autobox problem
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2019, 03:51:03 PM »
Thank you both

I have shared this link with the mechanic who looks after my car, I will ask him next time I see him

Thank you

Marcus

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Re: Hi all New to the forum with autobox problem
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2019, 05:52:04 PM »
Hi Marcus,

I have a 2003 Auto TDi and I had a problem with the car sticking in gears. I asked the guys on the forum and Mirez sent me his guide. I ordered 4 new solenoids from a US company - they arrived, I fitted them and the gearbox has been perfect since then - with 195 K on the clock.

It's fiddly but not beyond the average home mechanic. You do need ramps and a few tools but nothing fancy.
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