Renault 25, 1989, 2.2, AR4 auto gearbox
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    Default Renault 25, 1989, 2.2, AR4 auto gearbox

    My gear box has finally stopped working after playing up for 3 days. It started refusing to engage the D selection unless I revved the engine a little. Gradually over the 3 days I had to rev the engine higher and higher to get the gearbox to engage. Eventually it wouldn't engage at all even after revving to 6000 rpm. The car will still go forward at walking pace if I select D, but that's all.

    Reverse works better, but still not properly.

    There is plenty of gear oil in the box. I haven't added any recently, and the colour of the oil is reddish, which I understand is alright.

    Can anyone suggest what has gone wrong with the gears, and if it is possible or worth it to repair it?

    1989 2.2 litre. Four speed auto.

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    Andrew

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    Howdy Andrew, and a belated Welcome!

    I'm bouncing this one to the top as I'm sure someone here must have a suggestion - we've had so much 'auto talk' on here lately. Can anyone help?

    Stuey

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    Oh, and although this guy seems to deal in exclusively non-French gear, he seems really knowledgeable on autos and willing to help all comers. May be worth a try?

    http://www.automatictransmission.com.au/orto.asp

    Cheers

    Stuey

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    Stuey,

    Thanks for your response. I have posted this to Orto as you suggested, and I'll let you know what he says.

    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Clark
    My gear box has finally stopped working after playing up for 3 days. It started refusing to engage the D selection unless I revved the engine a little. Gradually over the 3 days I had to rev the engine higher and higher to get the gearbox to engage. Eventually it wouldn't engage at all even after revving to 6000 rpm. The car will still go forward at walking pace if I select D, but that's all.

    Reverse works better, but still not properly.

    There is plenty of gear oil in the box. I haven't added any recently, and the colour of the oil is reddish, which I understand is alright.

    Can anyone suggest what has gone wrong with the gears, and if it is possible or worth it to repair it?

    1989 2.2 litre. Four speed auto.

    Thanks

    Andrew
    Hi Andrew, try VM TRANSMISSION PRODUCTS LTD. 1 Viveash Close Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 4RY, Tel: 020 8848 9911 Fax. 020 8848 9912.
    I've dealt with Kirk. It was for a R19. I rang him on a Friday night and had the parts the next Friday. He was extremly helpful with info re problems etc. (here in melbourne i could only find one place with some parts and nobody will tell you a thing. I fixed a few AD4s. When i asked a 'specialist' here about clunking on changes he said that they all either clunk or slurr - which is bull. They are all fine if the gap on the clutchpacks is right. But this takes a little extra work at times making up a spacer of the correct thickness)
    They are also at unit 10 Conduit Road, Norton Canes, Staffs, WS11 3TJ, Tel: 01543 2700555, Fax: 01543 271106
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    Jobo,

    Thanks for your reply. As a first step I will probably tow it to my nearest Renault garage (about 3 miles) and let them X25 it.

    The reply I received from Orto is as follows:

    "You may have burnt a clutch out by continuing to drive it while there was a problem. You will have to take it to a transmission shop and have it looked at but it doesn't sound good at all. I would say pump or clutch failure."

    Oh dear...

    I will keep you posted.

    Andrew

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    Thanks for the feedback Andrew. I'm pretty impressed by the speed of Orto's response, considering he knows he's not getting anything out of it!

    Stuey

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