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    Default CVT Gearbox issue Vectra C

    Hi everyone, I don't have a Veccy C yet but have got my eye on one, it is a 53 plate LS 1.8 CVT. Now the car has a problem with the CVT gearbox. The car drives forward fine in auto go through all gears and changes at the correct revs etc, the fella also said that it drives fine in tiptronic but, the car will not select reverse gear what I was wondering is could it be anything more simple than a whole new gearbox??
    Also he is asking £1800 for it if it needs a new box then I think i'll pass and find another Vectra.
    Any help is appreciated Thanks Del.

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    I'd pass, sounds like trouble to me.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Any ideas' what it could be?

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    From experience with buying cars that need fixing mate, even at that price, I'd pass and keep looking - there's a billion of them out there if you're willing to wait for the right one...

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    Sorry to keep going on lol but do you know if it could be anything other than the gearbox (e.g electrical fault), he wants to know if I definantly want it.
    Thanks

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    Don't let him force you into making a rash decision mate, sounds like he knows it could be expensive and just wants rid of the car. I'd back off and take your hard-earned cash elsewhere...

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    I'm having problems with my autobox at the moment and it aint gonna be less than four figures to sort it , steer clear mate .
    Think about it , if it was something simple he would sort it and sell it at a profit , there's no such thing as a free lunch.

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    Yeah mate fair point, I do like it though, just I don't want to shell out for a new gearbox although he has budged a bit on the price he said he can be a bit flexible. Is there a relay or something like that, that could be the cause? Just strange that it drives fine in drive and tiptronic but just wont select reverse.

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    you need to get it plugged into the diagnostics / fault reader . better still ring an auto transmission specialist for advice , I don't think it will be going anywhere in a hurry , people will be cautious of taking a risk.
    Could be a £50 sensor or £2000 for a box - big gamble .
    As I say mine is ****3d , I would say steer clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poves View Post
    you need to get it plugged into the diagnostics / fault reader . better still ring an auto transmission specialist for advice , I don't think it will be going anywhere in a hurry , people will be cautious of taking a risk.
    Could be a £50 sensor or £2000 for a box - big gamble .
    As I say mine is ****3d , I would say steer clear.
    Thanks for the advice mate much appreciated.

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