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Old 03-29-2004, 17:10   #1 (permalink)
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EBII clunky auto

My auto plays up on me every now and again. sometimes when I take off (can be slow or fast) it gets stuck in neutral, revs out for one or two seconds and then drops into 2nd. there is no big thump but it isn't smooth. And then from 2nd to 3rd can be a bit bumpy. It has also on occasion done the same thing from 2nd to 3rd but not as often.

There doesn't seem to be a pattern ie. cold mornings, first drive etc as it happens infrequently. A friend of mine said it could be my solanoid?? but having read a few of the other posts it looks like oil can play a big part in the auto transmission.

Does this sound familiar to anyone, the car has done 264K. I am in the ACT so if anyone can recommend any good transmission shops (with a price if possible) that would be great.
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My auto plays up on me every now and again. sometimes when I take off (can be slow or fast) it gets stuck in neutral, revs out for one or two seconds and then drops into 2nd. there is no big thump but it isn't smooth. And then from 2nd to 3rd can be a bit bumpy. It has also on occasion done the same thing from 2nd to 3rd but not as often.

There doesn't seem to be a pattern ie. cold mornings, first drive etc as it happens infrequently. A friend of mine said it could be my solanoid?? but having read a few of the other posts it looks like oil can play a big part in the auto transmission.

Does this sound familiar to anyone, the car has done 264K. I am in the ACT so if anyone can recommend any good transmission shops (with a price if possible) that would be great.
I had a very similar problem in my EB2. It turned out that the oil cooler in the radiator had blocked up and the tranny was no longer being cooled. Check the colour of the fluid, Brown is bad, Red is good. And take it to a transmission specialist asap.
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How long since the last trans service?

What is the fluid level and colour like?
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Old 03-30-2004, 03:43   #4 (permalink)
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Fluid colour is Brown. Brown is bad yeah. the level is just okay although the engine was not as hot as it probably should have been.

CrYnOid, did it cost much to fix yours. By the sounds of it we seem to have the same problem.

The car use to be a public servants car so who knows what happened to it. I haven't had it serviced in the 6 years I have owned it except for the regular oil change services.
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You definately need a fluid change at least. but I'd also suggest getting a trans service and possibly a trans cooler fitted...
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spose you don't know how to do that one too!!
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I'd take it to my mechanic... but he is in Hume. Bit far for you.

Seriously, if you really want to keep it and get rid of the other old girl, I think you'd be up for similar cash.
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I know I know. Only thing is wife prefers the EB over the XY. Her thinking is that she can jump straight into the EB and wack a baby seat in the back without trouble and its easier to drive.

I just have to break it to her that I am looking at spending the same amount of money on the EB as the XY. Got more chance spending it on the EB though.

I have the springs to lower it, even have the mags if I really wanted them. I just figure that if I am going to spend some money on the motor and gearbox I should go that little further and get something with a little go to it.
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I know I know. Only thing is wife prefers the EB over the XY. Her thinking is that she can jump straight into the EB and wack a baby seat in the back without trouble and its easier to drive.

I just have to break it to her that I am looking at spending the same amount of money on the EB as the XY. Got more chance spending it on the EB though.
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What about her car?? Isn't it still going?
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