Automatic gears just failed while driving, leaving engine revving
2012 Vauxhall Antara 2.2 cdti se 4x4

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David Coulthart
Driver
3 points

Problem added: Nov 8, 2020 (8 months ago)
While driving the eml came on. I took it to a garage who hooked it to the computer. They diagnosed glow plug failure and air flow meter . They fixed both for 500 quid. The eml has come on again. While driving home yesterday all of a sudden I lost my gears with the engine just revving. I pulled over waited a while started her up again jammed it into drive an managed to move another few hundred yards. I did this twice more, finally having to call a tow truck it's now in the garage. I'm waiting for the bad news !!

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Car: Vauxhall Antara
Variant: 2.2 cdti se 4x4
Model Year: 2012
Category: Gearbox & Clutch
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whittingehame
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20,172 points

Nov 8, 2020 (8 months ago)
Maybe update the forum on garage findings when you have news ? might help others with similar fault .
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Shelly2683
Driver
6 points

Feb 26, 2021 (5 months ago)
Hi, did you find out what was wrong with your antara? The exact same thing has just happened to my husbands. I would be very great full for a reply.
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David Coulthart
Driver
3 points

Feb 26, 2021 (5 months ago)
Hi, sorry forgot I posted this problem I had. Well I put into a reputable local garage who said that that the gearbox had failed. Due to the Labour costs to either repair or fit a new gearbox would cost upward of 4k. I cut my losses and flogged the car for spares or repai. Apparently it is a common problem
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Shelly2683
Driver
6 points

Feb 26, 2021 (5 months ago)
Thank you for your reply. Not what I wanted to here lol but I suspected that may be your answer. Thanks again.
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