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Old 11-01-2010, 16:30   #1
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Red face Automatic Transmission Problem Rover 45 1.8 2001

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I had a problem this morning, after driving for less than a mile this morning after a cold start, I applied the brakes to slow down and the yellow warning light for the transmission lit up and gear went back to what i belive first gear (was driving 30M/h Revs went up to 4000RPM Aproximatly), I stopped the Car put into Nutrual and tried again a loud viberating sound came out of the engine the transmission moved 1 2 three then same thing the light lit up. I stopped the car for a while tried again and it didn't happen again, I have been driving for a couple of hours and all things seem well.

1- anyone had similar problem with a 45?
2- in case I need a Garage can anyone suggest a good Garage that deals with auto transmissions in Reading, Wokingham area?
3- what type of Automatic Transmission is in the 45? is it a JATCO? do JATCO transmissions have dip sticks? (mine has) does a JATCO tran's have an Oil Filter that needs changing?
4- how much do Tran's Fluid change usually cost?
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Old 11-01-2010, 18:02   #2
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You are half way there.. on the 1.8 it's not a jatco, it's a zfst (I think is the maker) CVT. Luckily yours does have a dip stick jatcos dont. My own thoughts are fluid level check at the very 1st - possibly something as simple as all this cold/snow/ice has dampened the electronics.

1st check the level and condition of the fluid should be pink and nice - I think the manual should describe checking procedure but I am unsure - haynes will. There is a nice howto on here describing complete procedure and which fluid (the correct fluid is essential, iirc it costs about 40 for fluid alone!!!)
2nd get the car monsterously hot - darned good run so everything has chance to dry out and warm up

Finally if the problem persists -- goto an xpart dealer as they will have the kit to interrogate the boxs' computer, other outfits generally wont despite saying they do. www.xpart.com look for service centres and find one
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your box has speed sensor which can play up when wet douse it with wd 40
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You are half way there.. on the 1.8 it's not a jatco, it's a zfst (I think is the maker) CVT. Luckily yours does have a dip stick jatcos dont. My own thoughts are fluid level check at the very 1st - possibly something as simple as all this cold/snow/ice has dampened the electronics.

1st check the level and condition of the fluid should be pink and nice - I think the manual should describe checking procedure but I am unsure - haynes will. There is a nice howto on here describing complete procedure and which fluid (the correct fluid is essential, iirc it costs about 40 for fluid alone!!!)
2nd get the car monsterously hot - darned good run so everything has chance to dry out and warm up

Finally if the problem persists -- goto an xpart dealer as they will have the kit to interrogate the boxs' computer, other outfits generally wont despite saying they do. www.xpart.com look for service centres and find one
HTH
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This how to in my sig?
THAT exact one -- well written / photographed !!!
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Thank your for details, very kind of you all, have a Great evening!
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your box has speed sensor which can play up when wet douse it with wd 40
Yep, that was it! i decided to get under the Car an there's a square looking sensor with a rubber cover (four connectors inside) that was filled with water!!! seems to me when i was tring to get the car out of the driveway in the snow that the rubber cover of the sensor may have got withdrawn a bit anyway I some WD-40 on the connectors and some dabing with kitchen towels did the trick! even my steptronics are now working!

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Thanks for coming back with that it helps when people acknowledge the advice
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