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Author Topic: 2010 Ford Galaxy automatic gear issues  (Read 5092 times)

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2010 Ford Galaxy automatic gear issues
« on: January 18, 2015, 06:40:21 pm »
Hi
I have a ford galaxy 2010 automatic with 29000 miles on the clock.
Recently gear changes erratically.
You can see the rev counter going up and down when driving at a steady speed and gear changes for no reason.
Anyone experienced similar problem and found a solution.
Thank you

 

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Re: 2010 Ford Galaxy automatic gear issues
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2015, 04:34:47 pm »
Greetings!

I'm afraid automatic gearbox faults can (but of course not always) be quite involved and not straightforward to fix, however, as a first step you really need to get the vehicle plugged in to a diagnostic tester to see if any fault codes have been stored. Have any warning lamps/ messages been displayed at all?
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Re: 2010 Ford Galaxy automatic gear issues
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2015, 03:36:57 pm »
Car has been plugged in but no fault showed.
The was a warning once ever after a long period that the car was not used.
I have reset that with the key and the pedal.



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Re: 2010 Ford Galaxy automatic gear issues
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2015, 06:29:49 pm »
Hm, well in that case it's a tricky one. If the revs are fluctuating as you drive at a steady speed on constant throttle for no reason then your fault may be engine/management related and nothing to do with a fault with the autobox, the gears may be changing because the management is seeing a change in engine revs and shifting gear accordingly.

Without fault codes it's hard to know where to start, if it's only done 29000 miles then that's not a lot, it you haven't already done so it may be worth going to a Ford dealer and checking to see if it's something they've come across before or if there are any TSB's / service messages relating to this fault.
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Re: 2010 Ford Galaxy automatic gear issues
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2015, 08:52:35 pm »
reset what with the key and the pedal???

info needed on that little gem pretty plz.
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Re: 2010 Ford Galaxy automatic gear issues
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2015, 06:57:57 pm »
I pressed Accelerator  pedal, brake pedal together and held key on start position for 10 seconds.
Engine malfunction message was removed and never came back again. That happened about a year ago.
 

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Re: 2010 Ford Galaxy automatic gear issues
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2015, 09:05:53 pm »
many thanks for the tip,ive got a couple on my smax,if it works this tip will have to be a sticky  ;)
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