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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-26-2009, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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auto gearbox does change gear

hi i have a 1997 v230 petrol wwith a auto gearbox. when the car is cold the gearbox will start off in first but when it's time for it to change, it's like it's jumped out of gear and i have no drive, then it goes into limp mode. once i have restarted the engine to clear the limp mode it will continue until the engine warms up and eventually it will change gear. it will jump out of gear between any gears. once the engine is warm it works ok. i also have a whirring sound coming from the gearbox.
any advise will much appreciated
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What's the mileage on the vehicle?
Do you depress the brake pedal every time you start up and shift out of 'P' mode?
What sort of 'whirring' noise? You sure it is from the tranny? Try using a long metal rod or broom handle against the tranny body and your ear when car is running in idle (carefully!), is that whirring noise more enhanced through the rod?
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milage of vehicle is 127000. yes i do press brake when going from P to D. i think the whirring noise is coming from the torque convertor area, but another fault whilst driving at speed the gearbox just come out of gear and the transmition light came on so i pulled over turn the engine off and restarted, the light went out but when i selected either D or any gear the car will pull away as normal but will not change gear at all. had to get towed home. after a couple of day the car is still the same it will engage into R & D & 123 but will not change gear from first. im coming to the conclusion that it may have to go to the scrap heap. any ideas will be much appreciated
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