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Date Registered: 01-2014
Location: Melbourne
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T30 Auto Transmission - No Gears


So our daily drive is a 2003 T30 automatic with 215,000km on the odometer. We bought it 3 years ago with 176,000km. Since we've had it we've had a cracked cylinder head, replaced the crank angle sensor and the odd bit of plastic that has been run into.

Two weeks ago, my wife had just driven from Melbourne down to the Mornington Peninsula and patrked in the driveway when she realised she was too close to the garage door. So she went to back up a little and the car went nowhere.

Reverse does nothing, drive does nothing and neither do 1 and 2. The car starts fine and doesn't make any obvious grinding noises in park, neutral or in gear. RACV came out and said the transmission is completely stuffed but didn't elaborate much. Some other tradies (not mechanics) we had over checked it out and said the fluid was all burnt and smoky smelling which I take it is not good. The engine light is not on and the ECU shows no error codes.

So now we're trying to work out what to do with the car. It seems like our options are:
1. Replace transmission with used one
2. Replace transmission with reconditioned one
3. Rebuild existing transmission.

Realistically, I have no idea about costs other than I can buy a used auto transmission for about $600. I don't know how much labour is required for any of the options but instinctively option one seems it should be cheapest. Should I still go to a transmission place if I'm just replacing it or can any competent mechanic do that?

To be honest we've kind of lost faith in this car and the desire to get it running is to sell it , possibly for a T31. I don't even know if the cost of getting it running would be less than what we could sell the car for? Anyone know the value of a not running T30?

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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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Re: T30 Auto Transmission - No Gears


I take it you have checked the auto transmission fluid level and topped it up if needed ?
Maybe drain all the old fluid out and refill with fresh fluid as a start.

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Date Registered: 01-2014
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Re: T30 Auto Transmission - No Gears


Transmission fluid level is within the range - just below the top notch when idling in park.

I did notice that when I put it into gear there is an ever so slight pulsating hum that I can just hear.

I don't have the service manual with me (it's on the home pc) but I had a feeling there was a diagnostic routine for the auto that was similar to the ECU codes but it involved gear changes and the o/d button with the results shown by flashing the O/D light. Does anyone know the sequence or am I just making this up?

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Date Registered: 05-2010
Location: Adelaide
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Re: T30 Auto Transmission - No Gears


215,000kms is reasonable life before trouble in an auto transmission.

Sounds like a clutch has worn out.

Best would be a rebuild. Second hand you don't know where it's been and how close to also being stuffed. New too expensive.

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Date Registered: 03-2013
Location: Far Sth Coast NSW
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Re: T30 Auto Transmission - No Gears


Can't help you with a solution, but I'm with Translucidus...2nd hand is a mystery bag emoticon

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Date Registered: 10-2006
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quote:

The Mot wrote:
I don't have the service manual with me (it's on the home pc) but I had a feeling there was a diagnostic routine for the auto that was similar to the ECU codes but it involved gear changes and the o/d button with the results shown by flashing the O/D light. Does anyone know the sequence or am I just making this up?



Yes it does exist in the service manual and the sequence is a bit involved, over 2 pages, but if you needed to get a copy before you get to your home PC I could post up a pic of it.

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