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Old 08-14-2006, 03:36   #1 (permalink)
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EA Gearbox Troubles

I have a 91 EA Falcon with the 4 speed auto slusher. Admittedly it hasn't enjoyed a well serviced history. Two weeks ago as part of a normal engine service the garage added some oil to the transmission saying that it was low. Two weeks have passed without any issues, but today it started playing up. In economy mode it held first gear much longer than normal then banged into the next gear (a real clunk) it seemed to go from 1st to 3rd. It wouldn't kick down or change up into top gear. It will change back into 1st when the car comes to a stop. Changing the gears manually when I went back into 2nd it seemed to go into neutral, revving without any forward push. Change back into 3rd and it carried on but it still wouldn't change into top gear.
I checked the oil level and it appeared to be over full, but I haven't checked it since it has cooled down a bit. There appeared to be bubbles in the oil on the dipstick???? that one's a mistery.

Anyone had similar problems. I am hoping that the gearbox will live on and its just an electrical or solenoid fault.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 08-14-2006, 04:42   #2 (permalink)
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Re: EA Gearbox Troubles

Try your earth connections on the battery. My EB V8 did that a few times. After cleaning the terminals and tightening the battery earth bolt all was fine for 5,000k's then I changed it to 5 speed manual.
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the clutch packs or bands might be stuffed, see if u can get ur bands adjusted by a transmission mechanic
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Thanks guys, took it to a trans specialist. They have indicated (although not yet confirmed) that the spring that holds the piston on the side of the gearbox that works the 2nd/4th band has probably broken. The bands are working and its definately not electrical. He's looking at it at the moment so watch this space.
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yep, the spring that works the piston that works the 2nd/4th band had broken and dropped down beside the piston, the piston then actuated and broke on the spring. Fortunately all external parts, cost $160. Should be good for another few 100ks. Hope this helps someone in future
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