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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:54 am 
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Hi Guys,

Any idea what I should be paying to have the S5 Solonoid on my Auto box replaced? I'm driving an EFII Fairmont - stock 4spd Auto. Got a quote from Fraud for $670 fitted - does this sound right or am I being ripped? The reason for the replacement is that I've been told by fraud that it is going - the box is slipping bigtime... when I accelerate sometimes, it feels as though I have no traction - does this sound right or should I just be going for a replacement box?

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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:31 am 
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Sounds rather expensive. But if your going direct to Ford, that would probably be near par. May also include a full full 12l auto flush too.

Is there plenty of fluid in the box. As low fluid will make it "slip" or sometimes loose drive.

Worst come to worst, PM Brett_4777. He might be able to help you get the S5 changed a s**t load cheaper, if it is that.
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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:47 am 
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I've had two of these done, EA & EL both cost around $350 including auto service. So as usual Fraud are ripping you off. Go to a trans specialist.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:20 am 
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Yes there is plenty of fluid in the box - I had a flush done on the box just before Christmas Eve because the box was developing a slight squeel when accelerating. Since then its never been right -the squeel came back, and then it started slipping a bit, and its slipping a lot. I'm pretty sure the S5 Solonoid is shot, as the change from 1st to 2nd gear is pretty hard (like a thump hard) between 3000 & 4000rpms.

MADMAX - You're in Victoria (assumably in Melbourne) - where did you get your S5 done?

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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:05 pm 
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As Arm has said

i can probably get it done much cheaper than what you have been quoted
and i work at a ford dealership


Bayfords transmission and steering dept
8 Shorts Rd Coburg 9297 5222

tell them i sent you

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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:45 pm 
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Ahh ok cool - Cause it was Bayford at Preston that quoted me the $670 fitted - thanks for that :)

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:47 pm 
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Yes there is plenty of fluid in the box - I had a flush done on the box just before Christmas Eve because the box was developing a slight squeel when accelerating. Since then its never been right -the squeel came back, and then it started slipping a bit, and its slipping a lot. I'm pretty sure the S5 Solonoid is shot, as the change from 1st to 2nd gear is pretty hard (like a thump hard) between 3000 & 4000rpms.

MADMAX - You're in Victoria (assumably in Melbourne) - where did you get your S5 done?

Cheers,
-Adam.


First one was done by
Performance Automatic Transmission Specialists Pty Ltd
10 Donald Ave Frankston VIC 3199
ph: (03) 9783 3240

Second one by
GS&M Automotive
Factory 1/ 50 Peninsula Blv Seaford VIC 3198
ph: (03) 9786 8815

 

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