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 Post subject: EF - can't manually select gears
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:26 pm 
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Hi Guys,
I recently purchased another ef with a buggered trans in it - fluid was horribly burnt and stunk!

Anyway, today I put another auto in it and its all going nicely except I can't lock it in 1st, 2nd or 3rd....it simply behaves as if its still in drive

Anyone have any ideas? The gearbox behaves perfectly otherwise so I don't suspect its a fault with the box - it will kickdown nicely and change through all gears like a good auto should! Fluid levels good, all wiring connected, selector linkage looks and feels ok...

Simon

NB: It might also be worth mentioning that with the old buggered trans in it it was doing the same thing - couldn't lock a gear...I thought that it was because the trans was rooted, but what else could it be?

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF - can't manually select gears
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:49 pm 
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Theres an inhibitor switch on the side of the box.... replace that and problem solved :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: EF - can't manually select gears
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:30 pm 
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Interesting point, however the new box came with an inhibitor switch so I didn't need to grab the one off the old trans...

Going to have some more fun fault finding tomorrow!

Simon

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF - can't manually select gears
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:48 pm 
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Got it sorted, turned out one of the pins in the 2 pin plug that plugs into the inhibitor switch had corroded, fixed that and all is good!

 

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