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Old 25 August 2010, 11:57   #1
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frontera auto problem

help help! had a warning light come up ..looks like a cog with ! in it. car drove ok but would not change gear so stalled. after 15mins went ok again then after about 20 mins did it again. Can not find a garage in this area who will help. Vauxhall forum says it could be low transmission oil, dirty filter but can i find out how to check it? NO! Rev counter stops working at same time too.I know the sender for that is on gear box. Best bit of story is i called RAC at 01.45 on sun morn and at half five they still had not come! so i drove home. Any ideas?
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Old 25 August 2010, 14:24   #2
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i called RAC at 01.45 on sun morn and at half five they still had not come!
Did you mention that you mention that it was a Frontbum that had conked out?

Seriously, a Frontera with auto box problems must be beyond economical repair. I'd send it to a decent auction.
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Front bum? confused.... its on a 55 plate and done 45k... help anyone?
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the warning light will be your autobox oil temp light, the oil is too hot, on my td5 you access the filter by dropping the sump off the autobox, on the td5 it is a metal gauze type thing you can clean it and put it back on, it could also be that your box is low on oil, but i would definitely change the oil and clean the filter as a starting point
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brilliant , thank you for your help i will get our mechanics to put it on the ramp and have a look. no boating for me til i get it back
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I had an auto Carlton a few years ago, the filter is accessed though the sump and could be cleaned with a solvent (paraffin). Would benefit from an oil change, but you'll be doing this by dropping the sump. Other things to check are connectors and fuses too. Other than that I guess the only other thing would be to check the oil cooler lines to and from the rad and the oil cooler it's self.

Sorry it's all a bit vague but Auto transmissions can be very pricey to get fixed and for the cost of a little oil it's worth some basic checks before you either fork out for a repair or replacement box.
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Zookeeper, if it doesn't turn out to be a quick fix give Alan Priddy a call at Express Gearbox Company 023 9265 0502. He should be able to help.
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thanks guys, here is hoping its simple, otherwise its no boating til i get a new one!
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car is sorted, not gearbox, crank shaft sensor, only took almost three weeks and numerous calls to more than numerous "experts" who just couldnt or wouldnt help. What happened to car mechanics? what happened to cars!?
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Glad you got it sorted
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