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    Default Spanner light when driving plus gear problem

    Hi everyone, at the weekend I drove from surrey to cornwall, on the way back yesterday we stopped at the tamar bridge to pay the toll when pulling off again there was a thump from the engine/gearbox. The car pulled off then the spanner light came on, the car seemed to be driving fine, I carried on driving and got onto the M5 we pulled off at membury services when we slowed down, we had to speed up a bit the car seemed to be stuck in high gear, I parked turned off the engine, started it again and switched to manual mode, the display would only show 3rd and 5th gear. We turned off and left the car for about 1 hour. When we returned we started the car the spanner light had gone and the car drove fine and changed through the gears with no problems, the light stayed off as we drove the further 150 miles with no problem. The car is fine today. Any one got any ideas what can cause this. many thanks
    Last edited by pach1962; 2nd December 2009 at 20:06. Reason: car is vectra 2.2dti ellegance auto

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    The fault code should be stored for a period of time before it self deletes. Easiest thing to do is to get the fault code read out - beats guessing what the problem was.

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    first thing i would do is check the auto box fluid is topped up enough, then go for the fault codes.

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    As well as checking the box fluid have a look at the colour of it as it may be burnt for some reason.

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    From what you've described and referring to VX TIS2000 "No or incorrect shifting function. Fault codes P0700, P0715, P0720 (separate or together) stored", I'd go for "Faulty transmission input/output speed sensors signal due to moisture inside the sensor" as per VX field remedy 1685.

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    I would agree with gtr1000.................been there with it!!!

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