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Ok 3 months on and car has been off the road a month now as new car has finally arrived for the wife. So busy with life/work so I'm only getting back to it now, I sorted the last fault which was down to the plug issue at the box but the gearbox fault light still comes on when reversing up a steep incline or putting pressure on in reverse. The message goes away after a restart and it behaves normally except the box seems a bit grabby in first gear. No transmission fault codes showing up on the WOW software either?  I did do a full box service to rule out that end of things so thinking It has to be the mechatronic thats either worn out or possibly a mechatronic repair kit would cure it? Any advice on how to proceed or any auto box specialists can point me in the right direction or am I looking at a new or reconditioned mechatronic?  Ive looked at ecutesting.com who are recommended for repairing these as another option?

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7 hours ago, Kev555 said:

Ok 3 months on and car has been off the road a month now as new car has finally arrived for the wife. So busy with life/work so I'm only getting back to it now, I sorted the last fault which was down to the plug issue at the box but the gearbox fault light still comes on when reversing up a steep incline or putting pressure on in reverse. The message goes away after a restart and it behaves normally except the box seems a bit grabby in first gear. No transmission fault codes showing up on the WOW software either?  I did do a full box service to rule out that end of things so thinking It has to be the mechatronic thats either worn out or possibly a mechatronic repair kit would cure it? Any advice on how to proceed or any auto box specialists can point me in the right direction or am I looking at a new or reconditioned mechatronic?  Ive looked at ecutesting.com who are recommended for repairing these as another option?

Hi there are lots of companies that repair these, ECU Testing are about the best if they can't fix it its genuinely had it and they are always capable of offering an alternative solution.

Steve.

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Thanks Steve I was contemplating buying a repair kit myself ATM. I was looking at a good online DIY guide Its a bit tricky in places but looks doable. I will think over it tomorrow after I remove it but looking like ecutesting.com are the better bet as they are quoting £400 for a rebuild on the website if its not scrap plus whatever extra seals I need. Hoping the way mine is behaving on the modest side of the stories about faults in these that it is still salvageable. 

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2 minutes ago, Kev555 said:

Thanks Steve I was contemplating buying a repair kit myself ATM. I was looking at a good online DIY guide Its a bit tricky in places but looks doable. I will think over it tomorrow after I remove it but looking like ecutesting.com are the better bet as they are quoting £400 for a rebuild on the website if its not scrap.

Hi Kev if you think about it logically, ECU Testing is the better bet, worse case scenario is it is scrap for which they only charge a small fee, if its repairable !Removed! marvellous as this comes with a guarantee which you can beat them with if it fails in short order, if you DIY the job and it still won't work you will never know why because us mere mortals don't possess the test rigs they have.

Steve.

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your spot on Stevey,  ecutesting.com it is as ive no logical way of testing its good before blowing the price of a repair kit in it.

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I sent the Mechatronic to ECUtesting.com last week on Stevey's recommendation. They contacted me to say they couldn't find any faults in it so I told them to to rebuild it anyways to rule it out as there seemed to be a lack of power in rev which in turn threw up the gearbox malfunction message. Car is now noticeably better in reverse and so far hasn't thrown code back up doing the same manoeuvre which trigged the gearbox malfunction message. Thanks again Stevey.     

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21 hours ago, Kev555 said:

I sent the Mechatronic to ECUtesting.com last week on Stevey's recommendation. They contacted me to say they couldn't find any faults in it so I told them to to rebuild it anyways to rule it out as there seemed to be a lack of power in rev which in turn threw up the gearbox malfunction message. Car is now noticeably better in reverse and so far hasn't thrown code back up doing the same manoeuvre which trigged the gearbox malfunction message. Thanks again Stevey.     

Keep going Kev, like I said you seem very capable, I am chuffed for you.

Steve.

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12 hours ago, Kev555 said:

Thanks Stevey, its big a long struggle with this one and its not over yet🙄

Hi you will beat it I am sure, its like us as we age bits go wrong, and like most of us it can either be cured or controlled.

Steve.

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