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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:40 pm 
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ok so we all know your not meant to do it... manual shift your auto gearbox but ever since i had my exhaust work done i just love to hear the cackle...

heres the problem.. sometimes when i am in drive n slow down shifting down the gears in my au, the gears dont click in it just stays in drive... have i f**k it or is it just temperemental.. n if i have screwed it... is it easy to fix??
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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:47 pm 
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I don't think shifting your auto box manually will do any damage so long as you're sensible. It won't change down if you're going too fast either.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:17 pm 
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I do it all the time. Box is in need of a service, but it's time for it anyway. (little slipping in a 4-2 kickdown)

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:21 pm 
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If you're moving the shifter to 3,2 or 1 and getting no response when the vehicle speed is low enough for the selected gear to engage your inhibitor switch on the trans could be faulty.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:10 am 
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when changing down the gears in the auto, say going back to second, if it don't click in straight away, tap the accel pedal .
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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:14 am 
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Maybe a faulty/dirty gear selector switch. conscidering most users only go from P to D only. 1,2 and 3 never really get contact.
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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 2:14 pm 
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Down shifting like that can do damage to a stock gearbox too. I snapped a band doing it in my ea.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 2:45 pm 
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That only happens if you try to dowwnshift going too fast for the gear :roll: :twisted:

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 10:04 pm 
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ive manually shifted my ef for the last 100,000k's and now its on 167,000 and its slips a bit between 3rd to 4th but thats it. its fine though. it got damaged the most towing a camper trailer around australia without a transmission cooler... :D

manual shift as much as you want!
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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 10:11 pm 
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chr!s wrote:
it got damaged the most towing a camper trailer around australia without a transmission cooler... :D


lol silly silly boy
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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 10:37 pm 
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ha ha, i only found out recently that theres something v strange about my tranny. when i'm doing a low enough speed and down gear nothing happens. i go down a gear but the revs don't rise and the car don't slow down. its a pain because when i get a nob on my a*** i wanna down gear and see if his got the reflexes to match their arrogance but i find myself doing the same speed and dissapointed, i'll be getting a manual tranny soon so those nobs better watch out whos a*** they ride!

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:53 pm 
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mheh, ill service it like normal, and if i snap a band, i get a manual!! :lol:

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:38 am 
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yep, sounds nice downshifting! :)
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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:58 pm 
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It shhouldn't be a problem so long as your not going phyco doing it. I wouldn't be downshifting to second when doing 3,000rpm in 4th or anything like that. But your ECU should stop it going down a gear if it's going so fast that it'd be dangerous.
But look at the sesquential shift auto gearboxs, they're set upt o simulate a ibit of manual type driving.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:03 pm 
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The electronic autos, won't do anything stupid, you could stick it in 1st @ 180KM/H, it wouldn't change back down through the gears until you we're going slow enough.

The old autos, that's a different matter.

 

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