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Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:04 am 
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EDIT: i'll keep this one simple. ED Futura Classic stuck in gay mode (limp mode for any one that dont know) can any one give me any info on how to fix this?


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Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:14 am 
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Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:16 am 
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any one at all got any ideas?
I have just been driving it and manually selecting the gears and it appears that it is sticking in second (limp mode... I think) the fluid deff needs a top up but it is brown and sorta smells burnt. So i am tipping the auto is on its way out what why would it be in limp mode?


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Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:47 am 
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Check your electrical connections, clean them if necessary and run a diagnostic on the auto. Will shed some light on the problem
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Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:13 am 
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Is your speedo working?
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Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:19 am 
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yeah, well it seems to be. the cluster was changed out a while ago so i might see about trying a new one and see if that helps. but what my mate and his old man (the one i got it from) are tell me that the think it is a broken wire behind dash.
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Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:08 am 
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"yeah, well it seems to be" ??
Does this mean it's not working perfectly? ie flickering or jumping about?
If so it could be a dash wiring [or pin] problem but usually it's the speedo sender unit on the top RHS of the gearbox playing up. This has 3 wires leading to a socket on the passenger side of the gearbox, easy to find as they're the only wires that run over the box.
I just replaced my EB2 one with an EL one from the wreckers, $5 and limp mode all gone.
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Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:43 am 
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well i have not noticed it jumping. prob because i am watching the tacho more then the speedo. cheers for that, i'll look into that tomorrow.

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Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:01 am 
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just out of insomnia and curiosity i took it for a quick spin around the block, And when the speedo get to 50km and above the needle appears to flicker just a little bit. could be the road could be the sender. i pray to God, Jesus, Opera, Allah and what ever god that is out there that it is the sender.

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Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:08 am 
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It is simple yet awkward to replace, just an 8mm bolt holds it in. I find it difficult to get my hands to it without lowering the rear mount but my wife replaced the last one with no real difficulty at all.
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Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:21 am 
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RHS facing away from the car? just so i dont pull something important off :) and if its hard to get to i'll just demand my sister get under the car and remove it. well it worked for the heater tap hose on my wagon :)


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Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:27 am 
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also are the ED senders the same as EF/EL?
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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:17 am 
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RHS=Drivers Side and yes. The gears could be different because that depends on your diff ratio and wheel size.
If they're different colours and your current one is not stripped just swap them over [c clip]
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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:02 pm 
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is this the thing your talking about?


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i only had a very quick look but this was on the LHS changed it and the auto is still f**k up. took it to an auto place today and they said no error codes are coming up so they said they are 99% sure the cluch backing is burntout. think they are right?

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:13 am 
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No,
It's on the other side of the gearbox. Follow the only wires that cross the gearbox from left to right, near the rear box mount but up high.
It's shown in any workshop manual.
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