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Trouble selecting gears when cold

When the car is cold i can't select any gears you have to select a gear then start the car with the clutch pedal down, when the car is warm the gears select perfectly. There is no noises from the gearbox or clutch at all. any thoughts?

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The engine and automatic transmission in this vehicles drive train are fully electronically controlled by a computer called the PCM and TCM (Power Train Control Module, Transmission Control Module). When a problem like this or other drive-ability related problems occurs the computer stores a record of the problem (there are of course some exceptions to this, like the fuel pump, engine coolant temperature sensor and MAF sensor for instance) in the form of a fault code in its memory, to read these fault codes you must have the systems memory scanned with a special tool. Once the fault code(s) are read you then must perform the appropriate diagnostic testing to find and resolve the problem(s) DO NOT REPLACE ANY PARTS UNTIL A TRAINED TECHNICAIN HAS DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM TO AVOID SPENDING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON PARTS THAT MAY NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEM

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SOURCE: chrysler voyager automatic transmission problem

Sounds like you have yourself a bad shift solenoid pack this is mounted on the front of the transmission under a thick rubber boot and has an 8 or 10mm bolt holding a plug into it, these usually fail hot as it is an electronically controlled solenoid and there are tiny little springs and magnets inside that can stick also while you are in there do yourself a favor and change the two speed sensors on the transmission they are about $22 each and can also cause the problem you are explaining. the shift solenoid pack is about $120 on ebay and some sellers actually sell them along with the input and output speed sensors you may try changing those first and see if it solves it but i have a feeling your solenoid pack is failing also when you change these parts it may take the computer a few trips to relearn shift points but you'll know it fixed it right off the bat.. please rate and good luck -jeff

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

alicantecoli

Colin Stickland

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SOURCE: gearbox spinning,with clutch depressed,gearbox crunching.

needs a new clutch ,pressure plate dragging caused by worn springs

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Porsche 911 1995 C2 Gearbox Issue

the sycros r tired n may need replacing best to drive intill gearbox total does not select or take to gear box shop its the bearing and sincros m8

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

John McAuley

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SOURCE: VW GOLF 1.4 1999 S. Gearbox makes whining sound at idle

No good news on this one I think
Your whining sound problem is the Layshaft bearings in the gearbox are badly worn. It also seems that the baulk rings are damaged on 5th gear.
John

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

Darrell Sorenson

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SOURCE: Hi, When clutch pedal is depressed, its very hard

First have the linkage from the clutch pedal checked out then if no result have someone check out your clutch it may be worn out.

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