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Bad experiance at Holden.

torana355

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Long story short my car has been having some erratic throttle problems. I always thought the problem may be the ETC. Anyway i took it to Holden today and after 3 hours and $300 they tell me my gearbox is faulty and it will cost 6k for a new box. btw the car had no fault codes so it was passed on to the head mechanic. I took the car for a second opinion to an auto trans specialist that i know and he told me the problem could not be the gearbox. He played around with the ETC blew out any dust and the car is now perfect. I feel sorry for people that go in there and actually fork out the money for new gearboxes due to Holden's incompetence.
 

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mmm they will get ya,

they would rather replace it then fix it now, happens all the time, more expensive and sometimes less of a job for them
 

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where is this ETC as i might clean mine out see if it goes any better,
 

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Long story short my car has been having some erratic throttle problems. I always thought the problem may be the ETC. Anyway i took it to Holden today and after 3 hours and $300 they tell me my gearbox is faulty and it will cost 6k for a new box. btw the car had no fault codes so it was passed on to the head mechanic. I took the car for a second opinion to an auto trans specialist that i know and he told me the problem could not be the gearbox. He played around with the ETC blew out any dust and the car is now perfect. I feel sorry for people that go in there and actually fork out the money for new gearboxes due to Holden's incompetence.
Any company that incompetent (or dishonest) needs to be brought to the attention of Holden. I would be letting the principal of the firm know what had happened and the zone manager (get the address from your owner's handbook).

I'd also let the principal (ie the boss of Heartless, er Heartland) that you had
circulated their poor diagnosis to your friends and colleagues and advised them to stay away from the place.
 

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my old lady is a keen believer in writing angry letters.
she can actually write a menacing letter haha
 

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Well now i feel like an idiot, now that it has cooled down i have been able to repeat the problem. I will have to take the car back to the auto specialist tomorrow morning when its cool to see what he thinks. If it does come down to the Gearbox i will be sure to post it in this thread and even have the thread deleted. It could still be the ETC playing up so i will have to wait and see....
 

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Can you explain to us what these 'erratic throttle problems' are?
 

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If i select 2nd gear with active select and take off from 20kph it will rev to about 3k then drop back down to 2.5k then rev normally till i select 3rd gear. The same thing is happening when i drive the car in "drive" it will rev in 1st fine change to 2nd rev to like 3k drop to 2.5 rev back up to about 3k again then change to 3rd gear (it like it try's to change to 3rd twice but it doesn't do it right the first time).
 

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Sounds like a transmission issue, but not enough to warrant a whole new transmission. A rebuild would probably solve it.
 

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can they be rebuilt though? I know alot of later boxes (Im not talking anything specific or any specific car brand here) dont have seperate parts available for them, ZF comes to mind - the only ones who can reco newer ZF boxes are ZF themselves, or a contracted company :whistling But these are also the "sealed for life" boxes so that may play part of it

Ah stuff it Im too tired, Im going to bed :whistling
 
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