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I have a Ford Mondeo Ghia X automatic diesel estate 2.0

Hi there,JA: Hello. How can I help?Customer: I have a Ford Mondeo Ghia X automatic diesel estate 2.0 litre, the problem I am having is that the gears change fine except that the gear changes to fith before the car is going at the correct speed and therefore puts too much strain on the engine and judders, can you advise?JA: How old is the engine? And when was it last serviced?Customer: its a late 2003 modelJA: Are you fixing your Mondeo yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Bought a 245SE some 3 years ago in outstanding condition.

Bought a 245SE some 3 years ago in outstanding condition. Steering a bit stiff, which was found to be faulty steering pump. Only second hand ones available, but when fitted, there was a tapping clunk sort of noise from under the car. Decided to put the car through an early MoT to find the fault. Car passed its test with flying colours, but noise still there. Car reg. Oct 91. Mileage just over 100,000. Any suggestions please? This noise didn't exist prior to changing pump.JA: Have you checked the fluids recently?Customer: This seemed too obvious as our local garage had undertaken the task, so I expected the fluids would be of the correct level. Having only covered about 10 miles since the work was done, the fluid level was low, so I have topped up now and will do a test run an check for leaks. Will let you know the outcome later. Thanks for your help.JA: What is the model of your '10 Volvo?Customer: 245SE.JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: As I said, I put the car in for an early MoT, thinking this was bound to find any sloppy bushes etc. No advisories, nothing found. I normally use our trusty local garage. My knowledge is basic so I don't meddle.JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think we need to talk to the mechanic just now. Will come back to you after I have done a test drive and chek

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My gear change mec is not working, trans is 2003 where is

my gear change mec is not workingJA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?Customer: trans is 2003 where is the bake switchJA: What is the make/model of your car?Customer: skoda fabiaJA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: I am trying to fix it. I lost gears and was stuck in 3rd. I have removed the battery and have access to the mech on the gearbox. the change cables are fine.JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My tansit vans gearbox sensor light will sometimes turn on

Hi my tansit vans gearbox sensor light will sometimes turn on while im drivingAssistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?Customer: the gearbox light on the dashAssistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?Customer: The year is 2000 and its a 2.5 ltr engineAssistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: topping up the oilAssistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I have a cr-v 2016 9 speed automatic diesel 1.6 i detc and

i have a cr-v 2016 9 speed automatic diesel 1.6 i detc and the gear change from 1 to second is almost stalling more so when coldJA: Is the check engine light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving?Customer: no there is no check light on but it not a smooth change and throws you forward but does not actually stallJA: Are you fixing your CR-V yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: well took it back to honda but they say cant find much wrong i just changed from the 2012 model auto cr-v gear change ok , i was lead to believe the 9 speed box also was better for economy but not soJA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: no that is all thanks

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Can I change gear from manual drive to auto drive while in

Hello, can I change gear from manual drive to auto drive while in motion please?JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any fluid leaks lately?Customer: 90,000 no sign of leaksJA: What is the make/model of your car?Customer: Citroen picasso exclusive 03 yearJA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: no, clutch seems to be slipping on take-off, runs normaiiJA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: no.that's it thanks

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My clutch on my Orlando is fine when the engine is warm.

My clutch on my Orlando is fine when the engine is warm. When its cold I have trouble getting into gear especially reverse. I have tried changing the clutch fluid but it has not made any difference?JA: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting?Customer: No it does not slipJA: What is the make/model/year of your car?Customer: Chevrolet Orlando 2011 LTvdciJA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: No just need to give the garage instructions plus I am about to sell the vehice. It has done 179,000 milesJA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: 2 years ago I changed the fluid and it fixed the problem

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I have an E350 estate on a 2010 plate. On odd occasions the

I have an E350 estate on a 2010 plate. On odd occasions the transmission will drop out of gear and go into park. This happens when having to slow down for traffic and speed is down to about 3-5 mph. There are no other problems with the gearbox, in fact it drives very smoothly. I am of the opinion that it is an electrical fault because the park selection is not a manual operation as it used to be. On normal driving if I come to a stop and select neutral the park solenoid will only operate by selection of the switch on the gear selector or turning off the engine. How does this park solenoid receive a selection whilst the vehicle is moving? There is no readout in the memory and peopleJA: When was your transmission fluid last checked?Customer: 1yearJA: What year is your E350?Customer: the fluid was changed one year ago and the level again checked about two months agoJA: Are you fixing your E350 yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: No. I have tried a couple of Mercedes approved dealers but eac time they have not been able to resolve itJA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: Only that I am reluctant to book it into a dealership again and spend money and not getting any result

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My 2014 auto Ranger seems to shudder and makes like a

Hi My 2014 auto Ranger seems to shudder and makes like a rubbing noise out of auto box especially when cold Goes out when I increase speed Changed transmission fluid and filter today Some improvement What is cause

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