(i brought this recently so have no previous records of service).
I have a 2wd holden rodeo ute which shudders and shakes when coming to a stop, misses when accelerating on highway and revs out to 3000rpm before changing from first to second gear. It is a auto 4 speed 3.2l v6.
when idling in gear I can hear the revs slow right down and what could be described as a timed droning noise (knock), almost like a piston ring as catching.
Its that bad I put in in nuetral just so I dont have to listen to it. (Its my only transport so I pray it doesnt catch on fire of anything lol) when cold it I dont let it warm right up the transmision makes a PING metal niose as I put it in reverse. I am only getting about 5km/litre but thst might be normal. I havent had it running great to do a comparison.
Now for the kicker. If I put it in overdrive NONE of these syptoms exist it drives absolutely PERFECT!
I have changed the oil, air and fuel filter. Changed plugs and engine oil and the trans fluid was mint with it oozing out the level plug and being bright red.
so. What it it? Transmission, diff, pitston rings or a sensor, switch?
I have had the transmission dash light come up twice on long drives, however it removes itself the next time I start the car.
i look forward to you response.
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 AT 12:14 AM