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2003 rover 25 auto the red light by the drive selector takes

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2003 rover 25 auto the red light by the drive selector takes a long time sometimes 5 min to come on after starting the car how do I get it fixed?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Car
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Expert:  Matt replied 10 months ago.

Hello

do you have nay issues with selecting drive?

does the car shudder on pulling away? are you feeling any slipping on acceleration ?

is it limited to the number of gear available ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
the answer to your questions is no, no and no if you drive off without the red light on then it stays in bottom gear, so you wait till its on then drive off and all is ok
Expert:  Matt replied 10 months ago.

Ok

in that case 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 dipstick tube 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..

Often - just doing the above cures many troubles with these - and you certainly can't condemn the unit without doing the above...

Expert:  Matt replied 10 months ago.

Hi

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