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Author Topic: 2011 Ford Galaxy Automatic Powershift Transmission Problems  (Read 206 times)

Offline Ko994

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My Galaxy sets off fine then after 5/10 minutes it will only go into gear 2 or 3. When I bought it, we gave it an oil & filter change of engine & transmission as it had done 160k with no transmission oil change and there was only 3L max. transmission oil that came out of it. Even if I put it in manual it will not allow me to select any other gears but 2 & 3. Diagnostic machine shows Transmission failure & DCT error.
Thinking its the transmission solenoid/sensor??
Any ideas anyone?

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: 2011 Ford Galaxy Automatic Powershift Transmission Problems
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2020, 11:11:50 PM »
What were the fault codes you pulled off it?
Gonna assume itís a powershift gearbox so I would fear it is in need of a rebuild given the long time before oil change I seem to recall these gearboxes have short service intervals 40k??

I would take it to an auto box specialist to have a look

Offline Ko994

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Re: 2011 Ford Galaxy Automatic Powershift Transmission Problems
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 07:03:31 AM »
Thanks. In the 1st 10 minutes or so of driving it does go into all the gears and drives completely normal so was unsure whether it was a sensor/solenoid/transmitter.

Offline Mirez

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Re: 2011 Ford Galaxy Automatic Powershift Transmission Problems
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2020, 12:25:58 PM »
Who did the oil change. with what procedure and with what oil? Was it driving correctly before the oil change?

The Powershift box has a specific way it needs to be drained and refilled, there are three chambers which need to be drained seperately and then refilled to level. 3L would make me think only one has been drained which then questions how much has been put back in etc etc. Assuming its the MPS6 box then virtually no way 3L would be enough to operate the box normally .

Normally, they DONT work when cold and get better at they warm up so this to me, sounds more like an oil issue.

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Offline Ko994

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Re: 2011 Ford Galaxy Automatic Powershift Transmission Problems
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2020, 02:00:47 PM »
Both tanks were drained with 2L coming from the 1st one and less from the 2nd part.
Today the car won't go into any gear at all or reverse, I've rang around and they have all said it needs the gearbox out & reconditioning or a new one in.
Around 2-3k that I dont have whilst not working at the moment.. nightmare  >:(

Offline Ko994

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Re: 2011 Ford Galaxy Automatic Powershift Transmission Problems
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2020, 02:03:02 PM »
Funnily enough.... my partner is a mechanic but does not work on automatic gear boxes.
We used the correct oil for the powershift..
No this is the 1st problem we have had with the car so thought it may need servicing so did the oil & filter..

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Re: 2011 Ford Galaxy Automatic Powershift Transmission Problems
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2020, 04:34:31 PM »
Both? Did you drain Two or Three tanks??? There are two at the front, one at the back. If you've only drained two then let me know which ones as they do different systems so will help in diagnosing.

OK so it had the issue prior to the change? Its likely that with such a low amount of fluid that damage probably has occurred then :(

However, Its also still possible its not filled properly so please confirm, how much did it take to refill? Because its a multichamber system, I have seen these with similar issues which were just down to airlocks and the mechanic thought it was full when it fact it wasn't.


03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

 

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