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Went for a drive today in our Velle, we've had numerous teething problems with it but nothing Prepared us for this!

We had just drove out of a Supermarket Carpark on a busy roundabout at the end of a National Speed Limit carriageway and boom all drive went!

The Velle is Automatic,I know lots of peeps will say convert it to manual but I can only drive autos due to a Disability so No Auto No T4

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The AA relayed us to the garage we've been using for years but they say they may have to farm out the work to a transmission specialist?

Its its too expensive we cannot help but feel this is the end of the road :(

Its in the lap of the gods....

The Trans specialists could tell us porkies for a nice earner but with no drive were a bit stuck to where we can take it?

We just don't know what to do?

We are heartbroken........

Here's the last we saw of him earlier today :(



There's a big empty space outside where he should sit we feel so empty :(
 

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If I were you id get on the phone to the trans place asap and tell them about your situation and the money side of things...there might just be a sympathetic ear at the other end of the line. Think positive and the very best of luck. Let us know how you get on.
 

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If I were you id get on the phone to the trans place asap and tell them about your situation and the money side of things...there might just be a sympathetic ear at the other end of the line. Think positive and the very best of luck. Let us know how you get on.
Thanks for the kind words :)

Its over at the Garage at the Moment but they cant look at it until tomorrow and if they cant do it its off to an automatic trans specialist Ouch!!!

Keeping everything crossed,might be battered and old but i love that van :D
 

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I would be extremely surprised if any garage can do anything more than check the obvious linkages etc, unless it is something simple you will certainly need a gearbox specialist, and one who knows the VW box well. Best of luck.

p.s. Why not look for auto to manual g'box threads in the engine and gearbox section and message people who have taken out their auto box to ask if they still have one lying around!
 

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Thanks guys for the positive thoughts,deep down even if it needed a new Trans i think its worth saving ;)

Its pretty solid we payed £2k we could call it a day replace it with one for more money and still have Trans problems :(

Better the devil you know they say?

Jodie :)
 

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Full tranny flush and a better cooler. Always try the simple things first.
However, most garages don't share my train of thought which was a song by Aha from Norway. I:
 

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Full tranny flush and a better cooler. Always try the simple things first.
However, most garages don't share my train of thought which was a song by Aha from Norway. I:
Thanks for your thoughts but im thinking its past that now :blg

Also its got an Aftermarket Cooler I:

I think maybe if previous owners had taken more care it wouldnt of got to this stage :(

The Fluid was flushed after i got it but by this time it was probably too late :(
 

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This box is in the Galaxy/Sharan/Alhambra range. Second hand boxes may be out there. Have you had any news on what is wrong?
 

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Garage rang today to ask us to come over..........

When we got there we were greeted with the culprit I:

A mashed up diff :eek:

The Van is being collected tomorrow by an Automatic Transmission Specialist.

We've already met with them to give them a little background on what happened,they have said the transmission could possibly be repaired but the worst case scenario is a new trans :eek:

We have accepted now it needs specialist treatment and can only hope past the diff there's not much wrong with it?

We could do without a large bill but the Van was cheap and once its done at least we know we can then treat it well (we don't know how it was treated in its past?)

Ill keep you all posted....

Thanks

Jodie :)
 

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Well one week on and it should now be with the Transmission Specialist T:

Not too sure if its gone yet as garage are closed until Monday now and they said Trans Place were picking it up from them either last night or if not Monday :*

One week ago today if memory serves me right I was sitting outside starting and warming him up for the journey I:

Same time same place one week later and there's a big Van Shaped Space outside where he was and a big void in my heart as I wait for his return :blg

I miss the big guy :(

Yes Flo I hope so too,in a week or so ill be posting a far happier thread :D

In the meantime thank you all so much for your kind comments and keeping me so chipper :)

Jodie :)
 

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The Velle is now at the Trans Specialist and was booked in today for stripdown :eek:

It has now been confirmed the transmission needs a full rebuild :blg

So we have given the go ahead T:

Expensive bill but the best way to go ;)

They have said it will take about a week give or take I:

Ill let you all know what its like to drive when it returns ;)

Here he is awaiting surgery just before they took him into theatre

Hope the operation goes well :gl

Jodie :)

 

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Well its confirmed the 're-man' box has been dyno- tested and been fitted back into the van, Monday the plan is for it to be test driven and any small adjustments made, Tuesday, it will be delivered back to our local garage, So only a few days and he'll be back on the road. T:
 

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Well 4 weeks ago Today we came to a halt on a busy carriageway roundabout as the Diff went Bang :blg

And 4 weeks later we still don't have him back :bhd

We should of had it back Tuesday 12th but they claimed it had another fault that had nothing to do with the transmission I:

They said it was either the TPS or the Transmission ECU?

They expected us to pay £2k to get the vehicle back not selecting 4th!!!

The Van was sent there by our garage that we've been using for years and have a good relationship with,understandably they contracted the work out because they do not carry out automatic transmission repairs :(

The "So Called Transmission Specialists" thought they could just fob us off and hand the vehicle back not properly fixed if the just blamed it on an external fault that is separate to the transmission :bhd

But we rejected the vehicle saying we payed to have the transmission fully working in the vehicle (not on a test bench!)

We have made it clear we wont pay until its fit for its purpose withing the vehicle and in fully operational condition Rasp:

On the 2.4d Automatic the TPS is only present to control the Transmission,as is the Transmission ECU and its associated wiring so if they are faulty its still a transmission fault regardless I:

They gave us a price for a full repair including a rebuilt transmission but didn't diagnose it correctly and are trying to make us cough up for their up!

Our Garage are on our side and have rejected it as well,the trans specialist claimed it was the TPS so our garage ordered them one at their expense and we were supposed to be picking up the vehicle yesterday only to be told the trans specialists are now claiming the Replacement TPS from VW is faulty????????

As it stands now the vehicle has gone to a VW main agent under a supplied part warranty for their investigation,If its found that VW did indeed supply a faulty part VW themselves will re order the part and fit it themselves under warranty T:

If not we don't know what happens next?

You couldn't make it up !

Our Garage are in support of us all the way and they have been sending work to the trans place for 30 years so the trans place don't want to wind our garage up I:

If the Replacement TPS is Faulty then it'll take around another week and a half before its resolved because another part has to be ordered from Germany :bhd

We are just so fed up!!!!

Jodie :)
 

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Hang in there guys.

I had a recent horror story about my bus, fobbed off left right and centre, spent the earth getting it back.

But eventually after about 14 months its back rockin and rollin! I couldnt make the story up.

Was it worth the money and time. 100%.

Dont give up on your dreams, and stick by your guns dont let them fob you off.

So many crooks nowadays. Its sad.

Hope it all works out for you..
 
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