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Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:03 pm 
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for awhile now when i take off after work i find that the 4speed auto gearbox wont change into 3rd straigh away and latley i can be wait about 8 seconds for it to finally change gear. its like its in neutrak cause i just revs out. but then toay leaving work i pulled up to an intersection and went to take off and the car rolled back and just reved, i shoved it into first and still wouldnt move then it finaly took off in Drive. as im an appretice i dont really wana fork out money for a manual conversion but in saying that how much would you pay for a EB/ED 5speed gearbox + installation (depending) or should i take it somewhere for it too be looked at??

thanks for any advice in advance guys! cheers!
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Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:05 pm 
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sounds liek a loss in tranny fluid have u had this checked?

a gearbox service is a good idea as maybe the filter is a bit clogged and not allowign enough pressure...

manual conversion drive in drive out ~$2000 ish depending

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:33 pm 
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I had the same problem, got i serviced and then 1 month later i did it again, either the bands are snaped, i tourque converter shat itself or the filter is cloged, so if ya can get it serviced that should fix it for a bit, but if i were u i would fix it and look at gettin a new box. How many Kays has the box done? EA to EBII usually s**t themselves after 260 000ks they changed them in the ED which i have i got an EF box put in mine.

A manual conversion will be bout $2000 upwards depending on where u go.

Let me Know how things go, goodluck.

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 8:31 pm 
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you might have problems with the solenoids or your torque converter on the auto... the auto gearbox's are pretty complicated with a mixture of electrics...they do cost around $2000 to replace aswell...
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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:06 pm 
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should really get the tranny flushed! the gearbox has had 2 partners the 3.9 and now the 4L from a ED clock says 340 000 lots of country driving, funny thing is when i drove it today it didnt miss a beat! didnt think it would cost so much for manual conversion! how much roughly can you pick up the gear and do it your self? thanks for the help guys!

is it easy to change the solenoids? cheers guys!
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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 2:46 pm 
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You can pick up a whol gear box in good nick for about $500 - $600 or even cheper depending on the person selling it.
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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:04 pm 
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danbode wrote:
You can pick up a whol gear box in good nick for about $500 - $600 or even cheper depending on the person selling it.
that sounds like the way to go, is there any diff in fuel consumption from auto - manual except when having fun? not bothered just wondering!! off to look for manual converson doco!!! :P

oh the funny thing is the auto seems to be ok now! weird!
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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:42 pm 
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Yer man the boxs are weired i wouldnt trust it though ya never know, i would say get a new 1 or convert, if anything the fuel consuption would be a little less than the auto driving normally.
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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 4:56 pm 
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Manuals, from my understanding, should be more economical that autos f driven with economy in mind.

The manual's suck less power out of the engine seeing as it doesn't have the drag of the converter on the engine when the converter isn't locked up.

Country driving you'd probably notice no difference if the overall ratios are the same.
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