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    confused 3.2 V6 Auto. Spasmodic shudder into top gear.

    Hi All

    Just drove the Vectra across Australia. East to West. Car performed magnificently.

    Car running very well, but the auto occasionally shudders going into top gear. Under light acceleration. Only top gear - all other changes are smooth. Under power - no shudder. And it is only sometimes.

    Any ideas? All and any advice will be greatly appreciated.

    BTW, if anyone wants to know how fast the Veccy will go across the Nullabor Plain, PM me.

    Happy New Year All!

    Cheers

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    Engine : 2.8 v6 turbo

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    When was the last service on the gear box mate go one tell us how fast lol
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    Been serviced every 10,000 km. The speed limit on Australian highways is 110 kph.

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    I would say probably what paul is thinking aswel get an oil and filter change on the box first.

    And see if that helps

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    Thanks guys.

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    Could be the dreaded gearbox-oil-mixing-with-coolant issue. If you have the oil changed, have a good look at the oil that comes out to see if it's mixed with water.

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    I think GM issued a recall over that, and this car went back for a mod, but I will check. Thanks. I sure hope it isn't. All the other gears are fine. It is only when it kicks down to top. Almost the same sort of little shudder as when you go over small bumps. But not all the time. Strange.

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    We had a reconditioned gearbox fitted in October 2008 due to coolant contamination. It started doing what you're describing in the spring of 2011. We had the car serviced in november 2011, asked for a gearbox oil change. It's now smooth as silk The gearbox has 60kkm.

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    Thanks Celes. I will get the gear oil replaced.

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