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Intermittent fault, only happens after 30 odd miles, car driving in forth then jolts to third,then Ive lost forth and first.

Car will pull away in 2nd and will not go past 3rd.

Turn car off re start fault cleared.car goes through all gears

No dash lights?

Any advice please, thanks G
 

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If oil level is correct , is the oil worn out?
Should be a pinkish / reddish colour.
If its fully brown or black it needs changing and will affect the ability of the box to change correctly
 

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thanks for replies oil is black level is fine! booked in for an oil change this week will advise outcome,it seems these autoboxes are bullet proof,so hoping for a simple fix! thanks Greg
 

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Oil change done problem persists, jolt going from forth to third generally on climbing a gentle hill,revs sitting at about 1500 then a jump to 3-3200 with a jolt,very annoying!
 

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update

after a week of driving the car it is fixed! seems the oil changed has done the job,can only assume it took a week of driving for the new oil to properly circulate etc?

Thanks!
 

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Good to hear it is sorted.
How many Miles has the Car done? Owners Manual suggests it should be changed every 6 Years or 60000 Miles.
 

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update

after a week of driving the car it is fixed! seems the oil changed has done the job,can only assume it took a week of driving for the new oil to properly circulate etc?

Thanks!
Greg
How was the fluid change done ?if it was just manually drained then only a proportion of the fluid will be 'new'.It needs special equipment to drain completely (from the torque converter),so initially it might still be 'old' fluid in the torque converter (assuming it is a normal 'slush box' trans).
Good to hear the fluid change worked :)
 

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Hi I left it at the garage and it was done for £70,def a great improvement,car has 85k FSH but the trans oil was black! its never been changed,thanks for all replies!
 

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Hi sorry for late reply,work is manic! its a light to medium grey,which is the same colour as my wifes 10 plate crdi diesel auto,box I would say its taken a couple of weeks for the box to settle down,so assume the new oil has gone and got everywhere it needed to... phew! to take it to an auto box specialist it would not be worth it on a £2k car I recon!!
 

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If the car has a transmission fluid dipstick then you can DIY it for free.

Grey fluid can indicate ground up metal particles in the oil, similar to grey primer paint used on steel. A 2008 ceed auto uses dexron III if I recall correctly, though check the user manual, I could be wrong. All such fluid is red. Even well used red fluid is more of a black than a grey.

By the way, dexron III is probably the cheapest trans fluid price wise, I've used a few liters this year in other applications, bought it at a veteran American car specialist for just £6 /liter.
 

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If it helps - 5 Litres Dexron 3 grade is currently £28.49 at Eurocarparts
Use their current "sale" code of MID60 and you'll get it under £20 (they always have a sale code running of some sort)
Light to medium grey from the original black sounds like dilution from the old is taking place so another change is probably a good idea.
It might help to also change the transmission filter but that is a bit more of faff and is somewhat harder than just a drain (via trans sump plug) and refill (down trans dipstick hole assuming it has one) which is almost certainly what your garage did at the price they charged.
Good to hear the change sorted the sticky shifting though and a lesson to us all to not let your transmission fluid get to old.
 

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Hi very helpful,Im popping over to euro this minute to buy,thanks for the help/advice ,very good forum,helpful guys cheers all!
 

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if the vehicle has a transmission oil cooler you can change the fluid via the oil cooler pipe, I have done a few sorentos this way, remove the oil cooler pipe and let the vehicle tick over, the fluid will be pumped out of the cooler pipe, while the fluid is being pumped out you have to fill the transmission via the dip stick tube, you need to keep an eye on the level in the wast container and stop when the full qty is changed.
 
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