Megane 1.6RT Automatic Gearbox Problems

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labazzi
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Megane 1.6RT Automatic Gearbox Problems

Post by labazzi » 12 Aug 2003, 14:50

My problem is this. I have a 98 Megane with the following Auto gearbox problem. Recently, within the last 6 months when I put the selector in drive nothing happens. I need to rev the engine slightly and then it jumps into gear. This will happen about 40% of the time. It never happens in Reverse. Apart from that the gearbox is a joy to use when it is in drive. Short journeys and Motoways are effortless. I have approached a garage, who say that it is the gearbox that needs changing. They are quoting around the £1300. Is it possible to fix a problem like this or is it really a new gearbox thats needed?
Thanks in advance for any advice given...
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kingpleb
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Post by kingpleb » 13 Aug 2003, 03:16

you MAY be able to remove the gearbox and track down what has gone wrong inside but they are so complicated, automatic box's, that unless your experienced you wouldnt have a clue wot to do. try hunting down an autbox specialist near you, could be a selector problem, i had it sometimes on my old R5 Auto and just wiggled it about in drive and it would select it :)
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AndyGimpy
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Post by AndyGimpy » 14 Aug 2003, 22:32

It may sound totally daft, but try having the Auto transmission fluid changed. Its cheaper than a box and if it is a drop of sludge in the oilways changing the oil may just shift it. Good luck!
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mdoo98
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Post by mdoo98 » 04 Nov 2003, 15:27

Hi, I would be interested to know if you found an answer to your problem as I have a Clio that is doing the same.
Keith
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JohnMilne
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Post by JohnMilne » 18 Feb 2004, 19:24

My Scenic has just started the same problem. Did changing the fluid fix it?
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JohnMilne
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Post by JohnMilne » 21 Feb 2004, 23:05

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by JohnMilne</i>

My Scenic has just started the same problem. Did changing the fluid fix it?
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The answer is no! The car runns a lot smother, but the problems still exist.
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