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 Post subject: Is this a sign of a dying trans
Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:22 am 
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The Auto in my BA is occasionally grabbing 1st with a sudden jolt. It only does this when its cold.
Its like you put it into drive, but its not really in gear, then a slight bit of pedal and it jerks into to gear and moves off. A mate of mine told me the trans is likely to die soon.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Is this a sign of a dying trans
Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:23 am 
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when was the last time it was serviced? is the trans oil level even right?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Is this a sign of a dying trans
Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:55 pm 
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It was serviced only a few months ago. Problem was, back then a cooler line failed and the tranny lost most of its oil. It had to be towed home. I refilled it then took it down to a mate of mine for a check and a service. He told me that the box looked ok and hadn't suffered any damage.

I'm going to have to take it back but being close to Christmas he's about to shut up shop for a few weeks.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Is this a sign of a dying trans
Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:00 pm 
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I just spoke to my mate about it. His best guess over the phone is the rear bush is leaking and I'm running low on oil. Apparently its quite common.
Booked in for Wednesday.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Is this a sign of a dying trans
Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:18 pm 
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This is not good. Took my car in today and although they got it to do it twice. they can't find anything wrong with it. Plenty of oil, no leaks and no codes!
They seem to think its a valve or oil pressure problem. We're going to try a rebuilt valve body next wednesday, if its not that then the pump is next

 

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 Post subject: Re: Is this a sign of a dying trans
Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:25 pm 
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If you ran it out of oil - it might have burnt out the C2 forward drive clutch.. :(
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 Post subject: Re: Is this a sign of a dying trans
Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:37 pm 
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You can't really run them out of oil, they stop working well before they run dry. The thing is it drives fine, and this only happens occasionally, if a clutch was burnt out it I'm sure it would do it more frequently.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Is this a sign of a dying trans
Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:56 pm 
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A lot of cars do this don't they?
When you go from park to drive first let it catch gear in reverse first.
Then it should be good for drive.
My grandads xt did what you describe, no apparent problems with it.
Just happened when it was cold.
Give it a try.
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 Post subject: Re: Is this a sign of a dying trans
Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:23 pm 
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The other day when it happened, I pulled out of our local shopping centre drove 80 metres to the lights, sat there until the green, then it happened when I moved off from the lights. So it had already been in gear.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Is this a sign of a dying trans
Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:01 am 
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Ok, it looks like it IS the sign of a dying transmission :(

Just got back from the workshop. They took the valve body off and found lots of debris, luckily not metallic. Looks like the clutches are worn enough to cause the piston inside the clutch pack to move too far and chew out the seal.
Its going to cost $1000+ :( and is booked in for the 12th.
I have to nurse it till then so it looks like I'll be on the bike a lot 8-)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Is this a sign of a dying trans
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:56 pm 
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Picked the BA up today. Total rebuild minus the converter which was still ok.

Just about all the clutch plates were worn out, one had actually broken. (car has 149,000 on it)

parts list was something like this
overhaul kit
complete clutch friction set
New brake band
New filter
New S5 & C4 steel.

Now bear in mind this guy is a friend of mine and I get this done at a very good rate so I wont quote his fee. However this would have normally cost somewhere around $1600, it still cost me over $1000.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Is this a sign of a dying trans
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:44 pm 
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mine went at 275,000 ks and the same costs,chewed 3-4 clutches,ALL PART OF THE MONEY PIT.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Is this a sign of a dying trans
Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:02 am 
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My mate said he does a lot of taxis at about 350,000. Mines a bit premature at 150,000!

we're guessing its because it ran out of oil 6-7months ago when the cooler line came off

 

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 Post subject: Re: Is this a sign of a dying trans
Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:09 am 
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Hmmm.... :?
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