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Old 08-22-2004, 04:55   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I wonder if anyone can help me out with this one, sometimes my ED V8 auto goes into limp mode when reving the engine or after a bit of hard driving, anyone had this problem before??? The auto still shifts quite smooth, so I'm starting to think that it might be an electrical problem.
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Old 08-22-2004, 07:13   #2 (permalink)
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If it's going into limp home mode after a bit of a flogging it could be getting too hot
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Yeah sounds like a heat problem. Mine use to do the same thing after a hard drive. Is the trans fluid nice and red or does it get dark quickly? Do you have a trans cooler fitted?
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Yep there is a trans cooler fitted, but I havn't checked the fluid, I'll have a look at it this arvo, inbetween catching up in work and moving!!! Also forgot to mention if you switch the car off completely & start it up again, this fixes the problem when it is happening.
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Check the Fluid level, see if there is enough fluid in there. or if its full and dark brown its in need of a full flush.

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Cool, I'll check & post tonight!!!
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Transmission has electrical fault, if trans is going over opperating temp will make power light on dash flash, if not flashing, then it will be electrical problem related to trans, do a trouble code readout & that will send u in right direction.
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Didn't have time to check oil last night, as my girlfriend had my car & I had the work ute (pussbox rodeo!!!!!). How do you do a trans code readout???
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u need a multimeter or a led light if u havnt got those go to to locak auto sparky he shouldnt charge any more than $40 if not free.
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Still got to get off my arse and check the fluid color. I don't have a multimeter...yet, but what do check, pins on a connection or something like that??
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