I only really come on here when i have a problem... so i kind of feel cheeky.. but i must admit you guys always come through better than any main dealers!!!
Heres my problem!!
I have a 2002 Vectra 3.2 GSI with a 5 speed autobox. The yesterday i put my foot down in auto and the box kicked down too 2nd gear and the passenger front wheel spun up a bit..(i was only doing about 30)... but then she hessitated and Kangaroo'd ... and came to a slow holt! Restared her again.. but the Traction control light came on along with the spanner light. The car restarted.. but the gearbox was in Limp mode (5th gear only in auto or manual) ... I managed to Limp it to my mates house in 5th.. and he has an EOBD code reader. Plugged it in and it gave the following code :
P1895 - TCM TO ECM TORQUE REDUCTION CIRCUIT.
We wiped the codes, and as soon as i started the car up and put it into drive the same happened again. so the fault is active and wont clear.
Now im not sure if this is a TC problem or Autobox problem.. or wether the TC fault has just put the willies into the Gearbox and put it into Limp mode??
I've heard and read about coolant in the gearbox oil problems, but my car went in last year and had new o-ring/ seals on the g-box oil cooler as a recall (i think??!!). But a mechanic i know sudgested it may be a fault on a ABS/Traction sensor in the hub... and that has just put the whole lot in Safe/Limp mode?? does this make sense??
Is there any way of checking the ABS/TC sensors?? Or will it only be TEC 2 that could decifer this one??
Any of you guys have any ideas??
Once again.. sorry for 'using' you guys.. but your knowlage between you all is second to none!!