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my auto wont change gear

HuskeyVR

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hey guys, had my vr berlina for a fair few weeks now and ive noticed that if i pin it too the floor itll rev out and wont change up gears till i back off slightly, but if i keep the throttle slightly off the floor it changes fine, any ideas as to what it could be?
 

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check your kickdown cable if it has one, if not check the atf level
 

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kickdown cable? atf level? sorry still learning here
 

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ok start ya car & check the dip stick for the auto & see how much transmission fluid you have if its on the full mark check what colour the fluid is if its red good if its brown or black
thats not good but if ya not to cluey on things like this take it to a good automatic transmission specialist it may need a good service
 

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just been recond by a mechanic before i bought it so im assuming it'd be ok but ill check. was just asking to see if its something that just needs ajusting but if its not ill def take it to a mechanic
 

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Mine had this problem, Would also backfire on gas, There was a sensor near the Crank that was Cracked ( not the crank angle sensor ) that was the problem. When i asked about it everyone said TPS so that could also be the case.
Hope this helped and Goodluck!
 

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check what colour the fluid is if its red good if its brown or black thats not good
Lol Ur joking right?
The fluid will go brown straight away, Lols

Same with engine oil, doesn't stay the colour it was when u put it in
 

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As Vsl67 says it classic Throttle Position Sensor failure...the auto thinks the throttle is still closed when it's fully open - about $60 to replace. Re the fluid colour - it should stay red till the bands/clutches slip and overheat enough to burn it....mine is still red 100,000km after overhaul which tells me it's still tight, but once it goes brown it will be a sign that it's getting worn again.
 

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Hako is 100% correct, a correctly working auto should keep its fluid cherry red and smelling wonderfull, often the transmission fluid will smell "burn't" before it loses it's color.

The throttle position sensore is easy to change and to obtain, I suggest buying a Gregory's or a Haynes manual from your local auto shop. Remember to keep your auto running perfectly for longer, service it every 20 thousand, its not a difficult job and doesn't cost much either.
 
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