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Volvo XC90 Gearbox Repair

Automatic Transmission Repairs – A week in the workshop

Automatic transmission repairs in Ware

As you’d expect from the automatic transmission experts in the Stephens Engineering workshop, it’s been another busy week and for us, it’s all about automatic transmission repairs. We’re sharing a small snapshot of some of the vehicles and their problems that we’ve seen this week.

2012 Vauxhall Insignia was brought in needing automatic transmission repairs. This Vauxhall Insignia  has a front wheel drive six speed automatic transmission and in the Vauxhall Insignia, this unit does seem to have issues after approximately seventy thousand miles. Harsh gear changes were noted and this Vauxhall was brought in just in time for us to repair and return to smooth running.

2011 Vauxhall Astra which had covered  32,000 miles was brought in with gear change problems and no reverse gear.  After a thorough diagnostic scan, solenoid codes were noted and on inspection, we found that the transmission unit had overheated and damaged the internal components. We carried out automatic transmission repairs, removing and dismantling the Astra’s transmission and fitting a replacement torque converter. After re-fitting the Vauxhall Astra automatic transmission, the vehicle was running well.

2008 BMW X5 with a z.f. six speed automatic transmission was brought in with a slip in both 5th and 6th gear, the diagnostic scan picked codes highlighting a problem with the E-clutch assembly. When the BMW X5 gearbox was removed and dismantled and the E-clutch was pressure tested to check for pressure loss. We replaced the E-clutch unit and rebuilt the transmission using the original z.f. components and after some thorough automatic transmission repairs, the gearbox was back to original performance.

For automatic transmission repairs, bring your vehicle to the automatic transmission experts at Stephens Engineering.

Contact us to enquire how the Stephens Engineering automatic transmission specialists can improve your motoring experience and your vehicle’s performance.

Volvo XC90 Gearbox Repair

Vauxhall Astra Gearbox Repaired

Vauxhall Astra Gearbox Repaired by the Stephens Engineering Team

A Vauxhall Astra gearbox repaired with week by the experienced automatic transmission experts at Stephens Engineering. We recently inspected and carried out a Vauxhall Astra gearbox repair. The 2011 Vauxhall Astra was brought into the Stephens Engineering workshop and had covered 32,000 miles.The Astra was experiencing problems during gear changes and the Astra had lost the reverse gear. When the Vauxhall Astra was brought into the workshop, we carried out a detailed diagnostic check and on scanning the vehicle, we noted there were fault codes for the Astra’s solenoids. When the transmission oil was checked, it confirmed that the automatic transmission unit had overheated  and as a result, the internal components had suffered damage due to being burnt.

We removed and dismantled the Vauxhall Astra gearbox and found that all the Astra drive clutches and gear sets were damaged. A complete overhaul of the automatic transmission was carried out and a replacement torque converter was fitted to the Astra gearbox.  The Astra automatic gearbox was refitted and all of the adaptions were re-set.

To check that the faults have been fully resolved, we carry out a long road test and the long road test confirmed that the Vauxhall Astra gearbox repair was successful.

At Stephens Engineering, we fault find and repair Vauxhall Astra automatic transmission faults.

Contact us today to book your vehicle in with the automatic transmission experts in Ware.


2013 Mercedes Sprinter Gearbox Repair

2011 Mercedes Sprinter Van Loss of Drive

2011 Mercedes Sprinter Van Loss of Drive

First job of the week was a 2011 Mercedes Sprinter van which required a complete transmission overhaul from the automatic transmission experts at Stephens Engineering. The Mercedes Sprinter van has a loss of drive after five miles. No fault codes were stores, so the Sprinter van was brought into the Stephens Engineering workshop and the automatic transmission was removed and stripped. We carried out a glycol test to check whether there had been a leak from the radiator into the transmission unit. The glycol test confirmed that there had been a cooling water leak from the radiator into the automatic gearbox.When water contaminates an automatic transmission, it attacks the friction plates and the solenoids. The water contamination and damage to the automatic gearbox required a complete overhaul of the transmission unit. During the overhaul of the transmission, also completed an overhaul of all the friction plates, the converter lock-up assembly and checked the other engine components which had been affected by the ingress of water from the radiator.  The cooler lines were flushed prior to the gearbox being refitted to ensure the cooler lines were free from contamination. We then carried out the gearbox adaptions and the Mercedes Sprinter van was taken on a ten mile test drive and then checked for leaks. After the inspection, the Mercedes’ was signed off and is running well.

Mercedes Sprinter van loss of drive resolved by the experts at Stephens Engineering.

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Vauxhall Astra Semi Automatic Gearbox Problem

Vauxhall Astra Semi Automatic Gearbox Problem

We seen a 2005 Vauxhall  Astra in the Stephens Engineering workshop which was fitted with a semi automatic gearbox.  This Vauxhall Astra was brought in to the Stephens Engineering workshop with an “F” mode fault code and was non-starting.  We carried out a diagnostic scan to the vehicle and this scan showed that there was a clutch position error.  We undertook further diagnostics  and this confirmed that there was an intermittent fault in the clutch actuator unit. We removed the clutch actuator unit of the Vauxhall Astra and an exchange unit fitted.  We then removed and cleaned the second actuator on the gearbox, it was then lubricated and re-fitted to the gearbox.  The vehicle was then taken through a re-learn procedure and to ensure the automatic transmission was performing as to be expected, the Astra was taken out for a run and given a long road test.  The fault had been rectified and the vehicle tested all o.k.

If your car is not running as well as you’d like and you have a problem with your vehicle’s automatic transmission, why not bring your vehicle to Stephens Engineering experts.

Contact us to arrange booking in your vehicle.