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Laguna 03 Auto after starting driving 2 miles gearbox

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Laguna 03 Auto
after starting driving for about 2 miles gearbox fault light comes on and box will only operate in 3rd and 4th,if I stop the car turn of the engine and start again it runs normally for rest of journey
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
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Hello I'd take a look at the colour of the transmission oil it should be a dark red colour if its black then its needs changing together with its oil filter. Also check its level with the gearbox warm and just after you've moved the selector through all the positions leaving it for a few seconds in each one and then back to park. You can top up the box through the side fill plug if required and make sure you use the correct oil for your car as the fluids are not all the same. Some manufacturers recommended a change of the type of fluid - Speak to the local dealer and parts dept - they will advise you on the updated fluid to use.. If that’s all OK then check all the electrical connections of the gearbox, remove each connector in turn and spray with contact cleaner. Check that the wiring to the gearbox is in good condition with no chafing or frayed wire If this is OK then check the selector lever linkage / cable under the car for any broken parts and or missing bolts as if this is coming adrift then it can rub on the car body or just bind up Then - you should top up if low and re try it - or, if its level is ok - and condition is ok - then the next step is to drain it off - open it up and clean the filters inside -- refill and retry it..
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Gear box filter and oil have been changed, all connection and linkage checked ok, tha fault as not been cleared
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hello Ok in that case the bext step is to get the car plugged into a dealer level diagnostic tool, a generic tool wont' be capable of running the right test and this should pinpoint the issue I'd say its likely the 1st/2nd solenoid may need replacing
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for you advise, i ave the car booked into my main dealer next week, thanks again
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
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