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VE SV6 - intermittent transmission problems?

toranamike

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My MY07 VE SV6 has been driving fine for years but in the last few days has been having what feels like transmission issues intermittently

I drove it for about 10 minutes the other day, when I felt a loss of power. Throttle produced no movement at all in drive gear. Shifted it to reverse, and I could back up fine, back into drive, and nothing.

Had it towed back home, then tried again later that night fine, drove it around the block a few times, no issue

Tried again yesterday, drove it down the street, got about 2 minutes away before lost both Drive and Reverse - nothing but neutral.

I tried again just before in the garage and it was running fine for the first couple of minutes, able to move it back and forward, then I heard a bit of a 'rattling' sound and noticed I couldn't move it anymore. Here is a clip of the sound, although it's a little echo-ey being in the garage.

I ran the fault codes on an OBD2, and returned nothing.

It has no trans dipstick, but reading some other threads I'm not sure I'll be as lucky as just topping up the fluid.

Could the trans be finished?
 

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If it's not already finished, it will be if you don't service it yourself or get it straight to a transmission specialist to get the pan off and work out what's going on.
 

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Needs a look at and probably rebuild.
You don’t mention if you have ever had the auto serviced in the past or the kilometres driven on your car.
 

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Most likely a failed torque converter, transmission will require a going through.
 

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You don’t mention if you have ever had the auto serviced in the past or the kilometres driven on your car.
Auto never been serviced/never had any issues with it, just routine oil changes, spark plugs, that sort of thing

Car has done about 260,000 km
 

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Auto never been serviced/never had any issues with it, just routine oil changes, spark plugs, that sort of thing

Car has done about 260,000 km
260 without changing the transmission fluid? It's going to take a miracle to save this one!
 

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This is a word for word description of what happened leading up to the failure of our VE Calais gearbox.

It failed in the middle of a major round about in the end.

Sungear failure, torque converter failure, and I dare say a few other bits.
 

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260 without changing the transmission fluid? It's going to take a miracle to save this one!
Yeah agreed .

Transmissions should be serviced every 50,000km and people definitely need to ignore "sealed for life" BS the dealers tell you .
 
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