Automatic Gearbox Fault Symptoms & Problems

An automatic gearbox (transmission) is a gearbox designed to select the appropriate gear ratio automatically with no driver input. There are many types of automatic gearbox with different characteristics but they all have the same objective, to manage the gear ratios for the driver.
3 Symptoms of Automatic Gearbox Problems
Automatic Gearbox Replacement Cost

How much does it cost to replace the Automatic Gearbox?

The cost of a replacement automatic gearbox is dependent on the car make and model, the prices vary widely but you can expect the cheapest brand new gearbox to cost over £1000.

It's unusual that you'd need to replace the entire gearbox as more often than not the gearbox can be repaired, so you're more likely to have it rebuilt with replaced parts than to replace it entirely. The labour cost can be high when having a rebuild but it will still be cheaper than a replacement automatic gearbox.

A cheaper alternative to a brand new OEM replacement gearbox is a refurbished unit, these can be picked up from around £400 (for something like a Ford Focus). This is definitely the way to go if you're dealing with an older car that has no warranty. You'll often get a decent warranty from the supplier too so a bit of extra peace of mind.
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Rear parking sensors not working

no audible proximity warning. I can even reverse to an object until I hit it , no warning. They worked perfectly until ...

2008 Peugeot 308 1.6 se hatchback
Posted: Apr 10, 2021
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Door opens from outside but won’t lock and radio goes loud now and again

Door opens from outside but won’t lock and radio goes loud now and again

2003 Seat Ibiza 1.2
Posted: Apr 7, 2021
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Citroen C 4 Picasso 2007 2.0 Automatic Petrol wont Start Dash lights are on no noise when trying to Start

Hya Had to call Breakdown as Car would not Start turn key no noise nothing Dash light up, it's a New Battery, could not ...

2007 Citroen C4 Picasso
Posted: Feb 23, 2021
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Headlights not working

Had to jump start the car with jump leads due to a flat battery. Since then both headlights stopped working. Main beam w...

2007 Renault Scenic 1.5 Diesel
Posted: Jan 24, 2021
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AUTO TRANSMISSION

Can a SSANGYONG KORANDO 2.0L MPV/C diesel automatic gearbox part no. 36100-34230 fit a 2014 SSANGYONG KORANDO sport 2.0...

2014 Ssangyong Korando 2.0
Posted: Dec 9, 2020
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Fuel pump relay not triggering.

Car won't start. Traced to fuel pump relay not operating. Replacement relay makes no difference but removing top of rel...

2008 Skoda Octavia 1.9 tdi
Posted: Nov 6, 2020
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Automatic gearbox wont engage forward drive

automatic gearbox has no forward drive.drive sign on gearbox lever does not light up even in manual position .reverse,pa...

2016 Vauxhall Insignia 1.6 automatic
Posted: Oct 21, 2020
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Heater fan stopped working

One day last week heater fan not working, car has been driven everyday for hte last week it has not corrected. Worked f...

2016 Peugeot 3008 GTline
Posted: Oct 14, 2020
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Radio system not working

None of the radio,CD, sat nav etc are working. Don't seem to have any power to it at all. Checked fuse in glove box and ...

2009 Citroen C5 1.6 VTR+NAV HDI
Posted: Oct 2, 2020
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Automatic Gearbox light comes on then won't go into 4th gear

Automatic gearbox light comes on then won't shift into 4th gear. When I turn the engine off then on the light goes off.

2018 Peugeot 2008 Allure 1.6
Posted: Sep 24, 2020
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