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HI

Ive just bought a 94 2.4d Automatic and have two issues with the Transmission :blg

The first issue is harsh Upshift from 3-4 I believe this is quite a common issue?

1-2 and 2-3 upshift is very smooth 4-3 3-2 2-1 downshift are smooth as silk but upshift 3-4 ranges from a noticible jolt to a feeling akin to the vehicle being rear ended :eek:

Once in 4th the acceleration is very smooth (well as smooth as the 2.4d can be LOL:)

Ive read all the horror stories but due to a disability I can only drive auto transmission so cannot convert to Manual.

The Transmission Fluid and filter have been done and the fluid is spotless and doesnt smell burnt T:

Just looking for pointers where to start?

I have the feeling an Auto trans specialist will tell me I need a new box whether I do or dont and will see £££'s the minute i walk in:

Second issue and I feel Embarased I never spotted this when I viewed the Van is it wont go into 3-2-1 manaually selected gears :bhd

I know it was a private Sale and its my fault for not checking but it is drivable without this but I wonder if its linked to the 3-4 issue?

When I say it wont go into 3-2-1 I mean the lever refuses to go any further as if it hits a wall :bhd

P-R-N-D but wont go past D its rock solid wont move any further :*

Anybody came across this before?

Faulty Lever?

Cable?

Been Disconnected?


How do I find out what causing it not to go Past D other than an expensive trip to the Garage :blg

Please Help.......

Jodie :)
 

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Try using the button on the gearshift to change gear. On mine I can move it from D through 3 to 2, but I need to press the button to get it into 1.

As regarding the hard shift, I use the manual gear selector and change up to D at 50 mphish. And also change back down again to 3 at 50. This seems to smooth out the bad gearbox judder. I suspect my torque converter is on it's way out........
 

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Just bought a 2.5 petrol with the same thunk from 3rd to 4th...there's nothing much you can do in the way of a quick fix and I've resolved to live with it, though it's maybe not as extreme as what you're describing. Interested to try the manual selection tip to see if that lessens the jolt. Easing off the throttle as you reach the speed it changes at seems to help too.

I'd be surprised if the lack of access to anything below D is a gearbox fault; almost certainly the selector. Any decent, honest local garage (hope you have one!) should be able to figure it out...don't go to a transmission specialist until you have to.
 

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This might be too obvious but recently with my auto 2002, i was trying to select 1st gear straight from park and it would stop at drive, then realised if I took my foot off the brake I could select the lower gears. It has symbols on the selector which show when the brake needs applying to select but I'd never looked that closely.
 

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Try using the button on the gearshift to change gear. On mine I can move it from D through 3 to 2, but I need to press the button to get it into 1.

As regarding the hard shift, I use the manual gear selector and change up to D at 50 mphish. And also change back down again to 3 at 50. This seems to smooth out the bad gearbox judder. I suspect my torque converter is on it's way out........
Just Curious do you just use 3 and D?

I know some Auto boxes the manual gears are indeed 1st 2nd 3rd but believe on this type of transmission number "3" is all gears from 1st to 3rd upshift and downshift?

So are you saying you drive off from a standstill with the selector in "3" and its selects 1st 2nd 3rd then at 50 you select "D" which will put you manually in 4th?

Then when coming back down from say 70-50 you shift from "D" to "3" and then use "3" to downshift 3rd to 1st?

Please Clarify as I may try this method ;)

Thanks

Jodie :)
 

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Hi Jodi,

Just as you say. Start off in 3 and the gearbox goes through the gears as normal, and when I get to 50mph push gently forward into D (try not to go into N!!!). Then when slowing down, at 50ish go back to 3.

This seems to reduce the judder considerably. Occasionally I'll even push through into 2nd.

I do this all the time and it works for my bus.

Give it a try, you have nothing to loose.
 

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i came across the problem of trying to change into 3-2-1 when i first got my van
trick is to not push the button on the selector all the way in, just around halfway and this will allow you to select them :)
 
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