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    Question engine light on,lacking acceleration,2nd and 5th gear manual mode

    Hi there i am new to the forum,i am experiencing problems with my vauxhall vectra 52 reg automatic elite,we have only had it a couple of months and today i noticed that it was hardly accelerating i can put my foot down and it just creeps along,also when i put it in manual mode it quickens up but only 2nd and 5th gear can be selected,the spanner symbol is on the dash and also the engine light,does anyone have any ideas what so ever of what could be wrong,any help will be very much appreciated thankyou

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    Vehicle : Vauxhall Astra-J

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTi

    Year : 2013

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    You need to get the fault code(s) read out. No good trying to guess what could be wrong - it could be any number of things.

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    Try disconnecting the battery for 30 mins or so. This may clear any fault codes but may clear the fault if its just a glitch. Remember a 52 reg may need radio code though after a battery disconnect.

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    2nd and 5th is limphome mode.
    Hope you have a big wallet mate.
    Last edited by poves; 2nd April 2009 at 20:25.

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    update just been told from the arage were i put the vauxhall in that it is something to do with the gearbox and it is gonna cost me in excess of £2000,i am not impressed to say the least,only got it about 2 month ago and only paid £1700 for the ****** thing .............

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    Jeez mate, not good news.

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    Default Limp mode club!!

    Welcome to the world wide club of Limp mode!!
    I,ve read loads of threads on here and quite a lot relates to the transmission especially on 2002 / 2004 models. I have a 2002 Opel Vectra and have the same prob and the same results from the stealers after endless pay out!
    There is a lot of useful information on this site, and all yu guys with the advice are awesome, , .....but at the end of the day limp mode symptons seems to be a real problem...........best answer I've seen on here is probably the right one ..............get rid of the car!!!!!

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    Have you checked the fluid level and colour of the fluid in the auto-box? If it is black/burnt this could cause the problem. Best of luck!!!

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    I bet its pink, mixed with the coolant due to dodgy seals in the cooler
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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