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Author Topic: Engine/transmission overheating  (Read 957 times)

Offline Leiknes

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Engine/transmission overheating
« on: July 21, 2018, 11:41:18 PM »
Hi! I have a big problem with my 2011 Galaxy 2.0 tdci (163 hp).

When its over 23-24 C degrees outside the problem kicks in, especially if I drive hard or with a heavy load. I can drive for maybe 30 minutes before the motor gets really hot. First I feel the heat on my legs while driving and minutes later the gearbox (auto) starts jumping and forcing a slow down. If I dont stop I get the message:
"Limited transmission function".

If I stop and starts the car the message is gone but since the car is still hot it will soon return. If I let the car cool it will all disapear untill it gets hot again. It doesnt leave anything they can find with a commputer. If its colder I can drive for hours with no problem.

The engine-room is so hot it burns toucing any parts, but it doesnt read hot on the dashboard-thermometer.

What have I done?
- The cooling fan is working (but its not going as fast as it should when the car is so hot)
- Theres no visible leak
- Full service on engine and gearbox
- Full troubleshooting by 2 differnt mecanics
- Bought a temp. sensor for the cooling liquid (but havent had the time to change it)

So, what might this be?

Offline mike wilson

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Re: Engine/transmission overheating
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2018, 10:06:52 AM »
Powershift transmission?

Offline Leiknes

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Re: Engine/transmission overheating
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2018, 02:36:51 PM »
Yes. 6 gears

Offline Leiknes

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Re: Engine/transmission overheating
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2018, 03:09:32 PM »

Offline mike wilson

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Re: Engine/transmission overheating
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 12:29:07 PM »
When you say "full service", did this include the ~£250 for a fluid and filter change on the gear box?  Do you have a full service history - changes every 50,000km?

It seems quite common for there to be big issues with the powershift boxes if they are not serviced scrupulously. 

Offline Leiknes

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Re: Engine/transmission overheating
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 12:57:06 PM »
Thanx for responding. Yeah, they went over the whole transmission and changed oil and filter. In norway its s lot more than £250 thou... Closer to £500...

I bought the car from my brother so I know that they didnt have the same problem and that all services are ok and done by Ford.

Im gjetting the coolant temperature sensor changed in a couple of days, hope that will do the trick.

Offline Chrispb

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Re: Engine/transmission overheating
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 09:44:54 PM »
Leiknes  [W4] reminds me of swimming reindeer :)
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

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Offline Leiknes

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Re: Engine/transmission overheating
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2018, 11:37:55 PM »
Leiknes  [W4] reminds me of swimming reindeer :)

Im not familiar with that analogy, but if it means not putting 2 and 2 together youre spot on!

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Re: Engine/transmission overheating
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2018, 12:22:47 PM »
You may find this thread useful - there are numerous other Powershift threads in that category.
https://talkford.com/community/topic/231743-powershift-problems/

I have a copy of the Gertrag manual in pdf format.  Not going to publish it here but happy to email you a copy.  Might take me a day or two to find and I'm going to be out of communication from 12/08 until 29/08.

 

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