User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: autobox query

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : vectra

    Trim : sri auto

    Engine : 1.9 cdti 150

    Year : 2008

    Mileage : 119k

    Default autobox query

    Ive only had my 1.9cdti sri 150 for about 6 weeks. Had a mas remap done including egr and dpf removal. Ive been experiencing the following and justbwondering if anyone else has had the same symptoms and if its normal or could do with a fluid change. Car has done 88k and as far as I can see has never haf a fluid change.

    When cold, the gearbox seems a little reluctant to change up. I understand itmight hold the gear a little longer to aid warming up but sometimes it feels like I need to chamge it manually.

    When putting foot to floor from standstill, engine warmed up, there is a 2 second delay before the car takes off.

    Finally, sometimes the kickdown is a bit hesitant.

    Any advice please before I go down the route of a fluid change.

  2. #2
    Full Member Lao's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Romania, E.U.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra C Estate Automatic

    Trim : Elegance

    Engine : Z19DTH

    Year : 2005

    Default

    Fluid change is the cheapest you can do right now. If that doesn't cure it (and I don't think it will) you'll have to take it to a specialist. My bet is on the valve body.

  3. #3
    Regular Member Lockstock2012's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Bristol
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Regarding the delay from standstill - my autobox drops into N after about 10 seconds of not moving - when you go to move off there is a delay (seems like ages but only a second or so) while it reengages Drive - you quickly learn to anticipate lights etc and edge forward before they change meaning you eliminate the delay. Dropping into N is a design feature aimed at helping with emissions etc.

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : vectra

    Trim : sri auto

    Engine : 1.9 cdti 150

    Year : 2008

    Mileage : 119k

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lockstock2012 View Post
    Regarding the delay from standstill - my autobox drops into N after about 10 seconds of not moving - when you go to move off there is a delay (seems like ages but only a second or so) while it reengages Drive - you quickly learn to anticipate lights etc and edge forward before they change meaning you eliminate the delay. Dropping into N is a design feature aimed at helping with emissions etc.
    Mine does this too. The delay I get is different. Pull away normally and its fine, no delay except the one you describe. But, floor it from stsndstill and it takes a couple of seconds to realise what youve asked it to do and then it does it. Had it in my last car, an mgzt cdti auto and it was rectified by a new maf. Was thinking it wss possibly low or old fluid in the vectra that was causing it.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    norwich,norfolk
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    How old is the car,what is its mileage and has it been changed before, recommend changing at 40K.

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : vectra

    Trim : sri auto

    Engine : 1.9 cdti 150

    Year : 2008

    Mileage : 119k

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by maud2450 View Post
    How old is the car,what is its mileage and has it been changed before, recommend changing at 40K.
    Car is Feb 08 on 57 plate. Its done 88k miles. Only bought it in December and no record of previous fluid change.

    Ive read conflicting views on here. Some saying change it every 4 yrs or 40k miles. Other saying dont touch it unless youre sure theres a problem.

    Hence my original post, trying to gauge if they are common problems and if anyone has had similar probs and did a fluid change/topup cure it.

  7. #7
    North West - Assistant RO Woody's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    North West (Warrington)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    184 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra C 3.2 Gsi Auto (Zavoli LPG with Flashlube)

    Trim : Gsi with loads of "Extras"

    Engine : 3.2 Z32SE (LPG)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 131,000

    Default

    Don't touch the oil if the gearbox is working ok ! That's the advice given me by 4 different Vx dealerships over 6 years of running a 2.5 VecB auto and a 3.2 VecC auto. (Both cars over 90k when the advice was given, and the VecB was sold on for the VecC, not sold on because of problems, sold on as running perfectly)

  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : vectra

    Trim : sri auto

    Engine : 1.9 cdti 150

    Year : 2008

    Mileage : 119k

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by woodpeck View Post
    Don't touch the oil if the gearbox is working ok ! That's the advice given me by 4 different Vx dealerships over 6 years of running a 2.5 VecB auto and a 3.2 VecC auto.
    But thats just it mate, im not sure if mine is working normally or not. Lol.

    Dont know if the slughish kickdown, hesitancy and holding gear when cold are.normal.for this gear box.

  9. #9
    North West - Assistant RO Woody's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    North West (Warrington)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    184 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra C 3.2 Gsi Auto (Zavoli LPG with Flashlube)

    Trim : Gsi with loads of "Extras"

    Engine : 3.2 Z32SE (LPG)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 131,000

    Default

    Well mate, I wouldn't be trying to floor any car, auto or otherwise, until it had at least started to warm up.

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : vectra

    Trim : sri auto

    Engine : 1.9 cdti 150

    Year : 2008

    Mileage : 119k

    Default

    If you read my original post you will see that I stated that it holds gears when cold. But the hesitancy when flooring it is with it fully warmed up. Im quite aware of the dangers of flooring it when its cold.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. what autobox do i have
    By jimmywhu in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29th May 2012, 07:42
  2. autobox
    By cajagoogoo in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28th February 2012, 21:04
  3. Anyone done an autobox?
    By cphaza in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 7th February 2010, 23:20
  4. clunk on my autobox
    By corby-boy in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 4th September 2009, 21:45
  5. 3.2 autobox
    By poves in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27th November 2008, 10:08

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •