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5L Auto box issues

zandahar

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hey all,

VT Commo 5L Auto, done about 100,000k's.....went for a trip to local holden earlier today to get a coolant sensor for a mates car...and to have a peek at the new VE up close anyway, goto take off up the road not hard or anything and it stuck in first ?? Checked I didnt do something stupid like lock it into first but nothing so pulled over and took off again and seemed ok. Shifted 1st to 2nd to 3rd then hit a bit of a hill and it shifted down by itself and just revved its nuts off :(

So yeah its holding gears esp 1st and when it does it a downshift under accel from 3rd to 2nd it just neutrals. Fluid is all good and clean as a whistle, stopped by repco joint on way home as I know a guy there and hooked her up to the computer and no fault codes and nothing in the history either. He took it for a quick burn and said it seemed like a solenoid but couldnt be sure.

I see in search other people have had similar issue with solenoids but most are no fluid twits. Anyone got any suggestions of what it might be and how much $$$

Cheers
 

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sounds like it just needs a service, drop by a an auto trans place and speak to someone bout it :)
 

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ok well either service or something fubar..has anyone got any suggestions of whos good bad or otherwise for auto trans stuff in the SE subs of Melbourne around the Dandenong area ? The only thing I've heard is bad things about Transtyle in Hallam and I know someone else recommended Endurance in Dandy a few years back
 

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ok well done the rounds this morning and definately done some bands and also the reverse clutch plate is stuffed.

Been given prices of about 800-900 for repair (assuming when they pull it out they dont find anything else)
Or about 1600-1700 for a rebuild

Despite the higher cost id feel better with a rebiult box even though it hasnt dont that many KM's
 

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When it rains mine seems to get stuck in 2nd a lot, but thats by choice lol
 

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it just seems 100,000kms is not much so the need for a rebuild is quite strange

my vt v6 has 145,000km and auto serviced by independant place every 40,000km and its like brand new...

just seems odd that yours needs a rebuild so early in its life
 

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general consensus is bands or solenoid, most are leaning towards solenoid because of the jerkyness in reverse but I dont really know. And yeah theyre all saying 700-900 to repair so im almost keen to spend the extra dosh and have the piece of mind that itll be 110%

either that or spit it and buy a new car :D
 

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Give RVO a call, best trans builders in australia :)
 

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giddy up theyre nice and close to work so that helps. Will give them a call

Cheers mate

edit: minux your a legend mate they definately know thier stuff and thier price is better than anyone by $250 which normally id hesitate at but the quick search I did on RVO turned up numerous results about general rebulds and esp toughened rebuilds for beast gen3 projects so I think I've made up my mind
 
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