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Old 06-12-2003, 02:13   #1 (permalink)
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Help Quick!! EB Auto Problems!!!

Guys i need help..and quick! I was driving MY EB FAIRMONT to work today and as i pulled into my work to reverse, i found that my auto had lost reverse gear...and then i tried again later - same problem. So i drove it home and tried again - same...but drive also sometimes played up, and wanted to lock up and spin the wheels before letting go....what the bloody hell is wrong with it - is it stuffed? Thanks.
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we had the same problem in our ea wagon, apparently it's comon in the falcon auto's.. our reverse clutch pack was stuffed. when in reverse you could rev it hard and wouldn't move, rev it real hard and it crept along... is that what yours does?? if so, that could be the problem. also, has it got oil???

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yeah u could rev it and it wouldnt move. didnt rev real hard cos thought it was no use...is full on oil today...was down a bit yesterday when i started to suspect a problem - was lagging in gear change. But does the clutch pack explain how sometimes it didnt go in drive? When trying to put it in gear, it sometimes made a whining sound as it tried to take up...I dont know what it is but its really starting to shit me!
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forgot to ask...is if fixable? HOw much? Is it worth fixing or cheaper to get another box? where can i get it done?
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any other suggestions anybody - otherwise i gotta get a new box tommorow!
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Old 06-12-2003, 05:23   #6 (permalink)
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Our ea did a similar thing.....after putting in drive, it wouldn go into reverse. Trans also went into limp home mode...When we finally got it to reverse, it wouldn go into drive....our trans shat itself and need rebuild...$1400 later, it was A - ok!!!!
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your box sounds pretty much shagged! maybe take it to a specialist to be sure

My 4 speed pretty much had no reverse, if i revved it hard it just sat there, if i just touched the pedal it would slowly build momentum. sometimes it would go in to drive, other times it wouldnt
Took it in for a check up and the guy was surprised it was still driveable, he said a few of the solenoids are shot, seals are hard and the thing was pissing out oil in every which direction

Get it checked out but I think it may be time to do that 5 speed conversion
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Most likely your bands have slipped. Take it to your local transmission mechanic and they should sort it out for just over $100 in a jiffy.

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my problem was exactly the same as six in a row's. No no such 5 speed in this car...thats waiting for the 302 powered beast :)
I hope its just the bands as you say sundeep...we'll wait and see tommorow...meanwhile i get to drive dads ef tickford - nice and quick!
Will let you know how i go...anything else i can suggest may be wrong with it???..thanks for giving me ideas...i know some dodgy mechanics out there...just wanna make money!!
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by the way oil levels are maintaining - not leaking at all...no funny smells...just that bloody whine sometimes when it tried to take up drive.
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