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Author Topic: Powershift box how can you tell?  (Read 187 times)

Offline cbv8

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Powershift box how can you tell?
« on: January 10, 2021, 05:42:43 PM »
Hi All,
How can i tell if a Galaxy is fitted with a Powershift gearbox or pre powershift autobox? what year did Ford start fitting the powershift any help or advice very much appreciated ;-)
Cheers,
Chas.

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Powershift box how can you tell?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2021, 05:53:19 PM »
No idea how you tell as never had one but it was introduced around 2009/10 in the mark 3 galaxy.

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Re: Powershift box how can you tell?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2021, 06:00:46 PM »
Thanks for the reply i am looking at one for sale which was registered March 09 the seller is not sure what box it has so i really need some definitive proof as i do NOT want a powershit box  :o
Cheers,
Chas.

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Re: Powershift box how can you tell?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2021, 08:12:37 PM »
I donít blame you either as they are not renowned for being a decent gearbox,Ford/getrag dropped a clanger using dry clutch packs.

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Powershift box how can you tell?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2021, 08:20:37 PM »
Sounds like a very impressive name but I for one tend to prefer numbers and model references to the names

Might be worth calling somewhere like Euros to check which one you need
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 mike wilson

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Re: Powershift box how can you tell?
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2021, 10:46:58 PM »
I donít blame you either as they are not renowned for being a decent gearbox,Ford/getrag dropped a clanger using dry clutch packs.

The Ford ones are wet clutch.  That's why you neeed to be absolutely sure that the servicing has been done.

Powershifts have the PNDR in a straight line with individual gear selection by moving the lever to one side and then back and forth for up/down.

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Re: Powershift box how can you tell?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2021, 08:11:13 AM »
I thought Ford opted for dry clutch as opposed to wet clutch packs like found in the beemers,Audiís etc which is what causes the poor shifting?
The servicing element was more for solenoid operation/reliability wasnít it?

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Re: Powershift box how can you tell?
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2021, 10:13:10 AM »
My understanding is that it is clutch wear detritus in the oil that makes the regular changes an absolute must for reliability.  Most of the VAG group use the dry clutch version, I think.  Certainly all the online videos I have seen for changing clutch packs (which seems to be the Achilles heel of that version) have been things like Golfs and Passats.

Ford also had software issues causing problems with changing and drive takeup.  That appears to be fixed.

At one time, I would have been happy to have a Powershift box as long as I was positive that servicing had been done.  There now, however, seem to be problems arising from internal plastic components failing.  A pity, as they work very well when new and sorted.

 

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