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AU2 Gearbox oddities

yesterday we took my mums new AU2 for a spin up in the adelaide hills. beautifully smooth and very enjoyable. however, when it came time to steep decents we encountered a problem. we cant get the gearbox to kick back to 3rd or 2nd with the t-bar. it does seems to be able to hold them back while accelerating though. is this a common problem?

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Re: AU2 Gearbox oddities

no i havent had it, either have I noticed it in my either of my parents au's.

will it go into fourth? i did have a problem, where it went into 'limp home' mode and would only use 3rd I think, but this doesnt sound like that...

it should still be under new car warranty though shouldnt it?? if it is take it to the dealer!

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Re: AU2 Gearbox oddities

nah its 3 years old and 1 month lol.
bought it at the auctions

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Re: AU2 Gearbox oddities

My mate who is a copper often complained about this he rekoned it was a pain in the arse for them. i beleive it is delibrate by Ford to safe gaurd the drive train & it's not the only type of car that does it either my old Magna was the same
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Re: AU2 Gearbox oddities

ah damn lol, always the way!! sorry i cant help you too much at the momment... maybe try topping up the auto fluid... (you cant check it on the AU!)

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Re: AU2 Gearbox oddities

were you holding the throttle flat at the time or just moving the T bar back? they might have programming that only shifts it back under full power?

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were you holding the throttle flat at the time or just moving the T bar back? they might have programming that only shifts it back under full power?
my au2 will shift back under just a slight increase of throttle, is that what you mean?

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