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3.0 Auto gearbox failure

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14:36
August 3, 2014


lexi

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Hi Jan

 I only have 85k on my 3.5.

  The Aisin box that we have is a good one.  I reckon lack of oil changes is what may be killing boxes.

 

The vibration from diesel engine through the transmission may have some bearing on transmission life.  It is a possibility.

17:22
August 3, 2014


hu88ertvelsat

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So sorry to hear about your gearbox, Jan!

You say the hydraulic block was replaced previously… what was this in aid of symptoms-wise?

My 3.0 Vel Satis' same auto gearbox is losing the ability to reverse, especially when the car has been on a journey. It creeps back fine, but any application of the accelerator pedal and it creates a grinding, skipping sensation. See my own post here - no experts have been able to get to the bottom of it, so I pray each time I drive mine Smile

18:53
August 3, 2014


SAFRANEV6RXE

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Not removing the windscreen,no point as its covered on the insurance,it would cost alot to have a screen fitted if you supplied it

22:49
August 3, 2014


jan theman

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hu88ertvelsat said:

So sorry to hear about your gearbox, Jan!

You say the hydraulic block was replaced previously… what was this in aid of symptoms-wise?

My 3.0 Vel Satis' same auto gearbox is losing the ability to reverse, especially when the car has been on a journey. It creeps back fine, but any application of the accelerator pedal and it creates a grinding, skipping sensation. See my own post here - no experts have been able to get to the bottom of it, so I pray each time I drive mine Smile

Hi Oliver

Re: hydraulic block – gears were slow to change, shunting when engaging drive or reverse, holding onto a gear and revving to 3000-3500 rpm before allowing the upshift, typically 1st to 2nd, 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 4th (manual shifting made no difference).

 

Hope this helps. Sounds like you will be swapping out the gearbox soon. What's your mileage ?

22:51
August 3, 2014


jan theman

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SAFRANEV6RXE said:

Not removing the windscreen,no point as its covered on the insurance,it would cost alot to have a screen fitted if you supplied it

Fair point.

11:21
August 4, 2014


SAFRANEV6RXE

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The 3.5 checks out fine,had just under 17k on it in 2005,has had alot of OTS work but no signs of servicing,maybe its to old?

But it all seemed fine.

13:04
August 4, 2014


jan theman

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Thanks for looking this up. What is OTS work please ?

14:43
August 4, 2014


SAFRANEV6RXE

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OTS is recall/technical issues,almost every VS has had work done aslong as its visited a Renault garage in its life.

17:39
August 4, 2014


jan theman

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Thanks. Is there a published list of recall issues for the Vel?

21:31
August 4, 2014


SAFRANEV6RXE

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There is but its all abit hush hush,but i can say the V4Y had only a few recalls.


 

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