Vauxhall Omega in Limp Mode
A Vauxhall Omega was brought in to the Stephens Engineering workshop stuck in limp mode. A full diagnostic scan was carried out in the workshop and the report was speed sensor fault. An oil sample was taken because of our wealth of a fault finding experience with previous known faults. Testing the oil sample we were able to confirm that there was some water content in the transmission fluid. The radiator is the usual culprit for water contaminating the transmission fluid, however, we carried out a further examination and found that the breather pipe had split and that this had allowed water to ingress the Vauxhall Omega gearbox. The water contamination of the automatic transmission required a complete and thorough overhaul of the automatic gearbox and torque converter. We also checked the speed sensors and solenoids and these too had been damaged by the water and both the speed sensor and solenoids were replaced. To ensure that a vehicle is running well and that the fault has been fully resolved, we always carry out a long road test.
If your Vauxhall Omega has a fault with it’s automatic transmission or is stuck in limp mode, contact Stephens Engineering to book in your vehicle to our specialist workshop.