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S1 GTS auto shifting hard

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Dannyc728, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. Dannyc728

    Dannyc728 New Member

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    Hey guys!!

    Me again with probably another dumb question..... so my 2006 HSV GTS will shift super hard into 2nd and 3rd gear but fine all the others .... I've only just purchased this and the car dealer didn't know of any mods .... but a friend of mine asked if it had a shift kit in the box ??? How would I know ? And also the sports shift button does not work....

    Any insight would be awesome guys
     
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    Does it have the 6l80 gear box? The 6 speed auto? They have a known issues between 2 and 3. Hard shifts/flaring/ laggy. Put up with it or you can get new seals put in that will fix it apparently
     
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    Yes it is the 6sp auto .... hmm so it may be up for a rebuild is what your saying ? Or is it a minor repair?
     
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    By googling “GM Holden 6l80 auto shift issues recall service campaign”, first hit was Recalls and faults VE commodore (2006-2013) which discussed issues with the 6l80 autos and pointed to a service bulletin :cool: Here is the service bulletin 09-07-30-004J describing the issue ;)

    So this known issue should have been fixed while under manufacturers warranty. You may want to follow up with the dealer whether the fixes were ever applied and if so why it’s occurring again. In any case it should be fixed and shouldn't cost you anything as your statutory warranty under Australian Consumer Law (ACL) should cover it.
     
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    look up big mouth filter on here, etc may just need a good service and tune for Auto, does it have OTR, exhaust, etc, tune can do wonders
     

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