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Old 10-19-2004, 03:18   #1 (permalink)
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Question Transmission Problem??

Gday

Not sure if this is the right place, but bear with me. I have just bought a Fairmont Ghia EA II, and it seems to be a little sluggish in reverse. As in, i have to really rev to get it to move - it feels as though the handbrake is on when the gear is in reverse. I'm not sure if this is normal behaviour -- might be?? -- but i think it's a problem. If you put it in 'R' it on a level road (or even a slope!!) and you have your foot off the accelerator and brakes off, then the car doesn't move. Yet if it's in 'D' it will. I'm not sure what this means -- i'm not a mechanic -- but should i get it serviced, and is it a problem??

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Old 10-19-2004, 04:14   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Transmission Problem??

check the transmission fluid if ok it may be the reverse band adjustment take it to your local trans guy if it is the band adjustment a servive will fix problem
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Old 10-20-2004, 23:54   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Transmission Problem??

Sadly not. Its apparently the "foward clutch" -- the car drives foward in neutral -- so i'm kinda ****ed -- it's apparently 2k to fix (i have the four-speed version). As it's a first car, i dunno if i'll get it fixed. Damn! Any ideas?? Is 2 grand too much (am i being ripped off)?

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Old 10-21-2004, 04:00   #4 (permalink)
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Did you road test it before buying? Sucks not to find a problem like this...
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Old 10-21-2004, 04:21   #5 (permalink)
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Sadly not. Its apparently the "foward clutch" -- the car drives foward in neutral -- so i'm kinda ****ed -- it's apparently 2k to fix (i have the four-speed version). As it's a first car, i dunno if i'll get it fixed. Damn! Any ideas?? Is 2 grand too much (am i being ripped off)?

--JB
Thats about the right price.

You could get one from a wrecker.

But is second hand worth it? Could have been driven by a thrasher.
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Old 10-21-2004, 05:05   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Transmission Problem??

Second hand would cost me 1 grand. And it'll probably go in a few years anyway.

New is best, and it comes with 2yrs warranty.

I did get it checked by RACV... the bastards said the transmission was "good" on the report. Grrrr..... Anyway, the 4 grand car looks like its costing 6 grand....

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I did get it checked by RACV... the bastards said the transmission was "good" on the report.
In that case, they can pay to fix it :D
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Old 10-26-2004, 02:00   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Transmission Problem??

my old ea dropped reverse (I drove it still for 1 1/2 years like that!)started out slipping and got worse ,2nd hand box $300 off this forum ,and local shop to fit $180 still going strong and much better than 2K as the car aint worth it!

also check the shifter linkage to the box (under car) has'nt slipped a bit as can make the box play up!

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