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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:36 am 
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ok today i was sitting behind a truck at around 60km. i then went to overtake him so i put my foot down and my revs went up to about 3000rpm or so but the car didnt go anywhere. after maybe 2 seconds it got into gear and threw me right back into the seat. it didnt sound too healthy
so does anyone have any idea what the hell is with my car or had it happen to them?
my car is a ed fairmont with 180 000 on the clock if thats any help.
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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:01 am 
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So there was no initial power increase once the foot was planted?
What happened in the time between the kickdown and the power?
Totally different cars, but if i give it a boot full at ~60 it will drop to 1st n slam you back in the seat pretty bloody hard, altho it does it instantly, no gear hesitation or weird noises..
Whats the history of the gear box, ie servicing/replacement/issue?

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:40 pm 
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nup mate no power at all just a load of revs.
the car was still cruising at 60km.
been giving it a bootful today and it seems fine so maybe its one of those things.
service? maybe its time to get the gearbox checked....
thanks for the reply daniel

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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:48 pm 
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the gearbox should be serviced every 20,000 from new to ensure it stays in top condit.
most people dont even look at it untill 80-100k tho.
At your kms, id think you would have had a rebuild with no services, count yourself very lucky n go easy on the poor thing hehe.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:49 pm 
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yea, get it serviced.... sounds like something is sticking...

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:01 pm 
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someone told me that the ea-ed fords gearboxes shat themselves at about 200 000 kms.
any truth in this at all?

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:16 pm 
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that same thing is happening to my mums EL wagon, your transmission is unhealthy, get it serviced and problem fixed asap, othwise it will end up like the old girls and you'll need to recon the gearbox or replace it.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:26 pm 
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so when you guys say get it serviced, what actually does the service involve and what kind of cash am i up for?
im guessing id have to take it to an auto tranny specialist

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:35 pm 
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tahts a good question, and iv been saying this for months, but my car will be serviced in a couple of weeks! so i wanna be prepared!

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:04 pm 
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My eb II has 233 000ks on the clock. Still original auto and I have not serviced it in the last 33 thousand. So no it's not true that they crap themselves at 200 000km's
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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:47 pm 
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kezz wrote:
so when you guys say get it serviced, what actually does the service involve and what kind of cash am i up for?
im guessing id have to take it to an auto tranny specialist


Yes you need to take it to a specialist. A normal service will cost around $110. However if yours is playing up more work is likely to be required so expect to pay more.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 1:26 am 
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For a standard service all they do is change the oil and put a new filter in and possibly a transmission sump gasket. That all works out to be between 90 and 130 bucks depending on where you go. If theres probs with the box then it will cost you. Tip Do not go to wollongong automatics. I'm in a spot of bother with them at the moment.
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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:43 pm 
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lol

ok mate il stay away from wollongong automatics
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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 4:22 pm 
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For a standard service all they do is change the oil and put a new filter in and possibly a transmission sump gasket. That all works out to be between 90 and 130 bucks depending on where you go. If theres probs with the box then it will cost you. Tip Do not go to wollongong automatics. I'm in a spot of bother with them at the moment.


And adjustment of the bands

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:19 pm 
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I don't think they adjust the bands in the 4 speed BTR's. I've never had them adjusted in the cab. I know that in the old 3 speed hydraulic boxes you need to get the bands adjusted.
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