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How to check for auto problems?

Thomas1

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Just wandering what are the best checks to do when buying an automatic car? Like what checks can you do to see if the auto is on the way out? I know a few basic checks but just want some more info - last thing I want to do is buy a car and then have to replace the bloody trans.
Cheers :)
 

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Check the transmission fluid level, colour, and smell. Should be full,red, and not burnt (smellwise).

Check the gear selector lever in the car as well, make sure it doesn't wobble while in gear or N.

Most of all take it for a drive and try it with the PWR button on to see if its changeing gears properly and not sliping or lagging. If your stressing get RAA to come out and do an green light inspection (not expensive I don't think). They'll tell you everything that they can find thats garbage on the car and try and give you an accurate quote.
Good Luck and don't buy anything your not 90% sure of.
 

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Thanks DeiCide,

Yeah I am going to wait until I feel 100% sure about a car before I commit to a purchase. The trans is the biggest worry I have because there is so much talk about them failing and how expensive it is to fix!!!!!:cry:
 

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not too bad to fix, My mate just got a 2nd hand trans put in his VR for $600 installed. But time, and money better spent elsewhere :thumbsup:
 
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