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Date registered: Dec 2011
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Automatic gear problems
I've got an automatic 2002 Sprinter van I've owned for a few months. It has a problem where if the engine is turned off whilst the van is still in 'A' rather than 'N', then you can't start it again. Surely this can't be normal?
The last couple of times this happened the AA had to come out and were able to restart it, but I don't know what they did. Now its happened again and I'd rather not call them again! Anyone have a suggestion of how I might be able to get it to start..
Incidentally I recently drove from Bristol to London and the automatic gearbox freaked out and stuck itself in third gear and wouldn't let me change either to automatic or to any other gear. I had to stop and shut the van off and it was normal after restarting.
All this makes me think I have a fault with something in the electronics controlling the automatic gear system. Is this something I can fix/replace myself?
any advice appreciated!