2004 Vauxhall Corsa Easytronic gearbox

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JAYNE IN SPAIN
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  • 2004 VAUXHALL CORSA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 62,000 MILES
Hi my 2004 Vauxhall corsa has just been rescued by a breakdown truck and taken to a garage in Spain. For a few weeks now it has had an intermittent fault showing F in transmission box on the dashboard however if I leave in N when parked it seemed to clear and would allow me to start the engine - on Monday however it started as normal then after about 5 miles when I was trying to pull up a slight hill it refused to change through the gears - I tried puttin it into manual and also into neutral then back into drive but nothing eventually I coasted to a halt and turned off the engine then I could not get it to restart the F showed again and I had to be rescued - I would really like a guide onto what the problem could be and what to expect to pay as I am in Spain and don't want to be ripped off. Many thanks Jayne
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Friday, August 7th, 2009 AT 12:58 PM

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DAVE H
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This is a common fault on the corsa tiptronic transmission. A valve/solonoid inside the transmission goes bad. A stripdown of the transmission is needed to replace the part. A costly repair i'm afraid !
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Sunday, August 9th, 2009 AT 6:27 PM
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JAYNE IN SPAIN
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Hi I had a big part replaced - lots of solanoids etc - cost 1200 euros in total and when I picked her up she ran OK however last Friday I came to start her up and got an F in the gerbox window again - I managed to overide it by jiggling aboutwith the gears and eventually she started - the garage have told me that she needs the computer re programming a couple of time as I ran he rwith the fault for a while before - does this sound right or not?
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Saturday, September 5th, 2009 AT 5:32 PM
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DAVE H
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The transmission was repaired/rebuilt by the garage and it is now their responsibilty to give you the car back running correctly, if the cars computer needs reprogramming this should have been done during the original repair before they returned the car to you !! they should have discovered this fault then ... it is posssible the computer needs a reprogramme it is also possible they did not repair the transmission correctly, ... it is NOT your fault because you drove the vehicle a couple of times with a fault, driving the car with an internal fault will NOT damage the computer settings for the vehicle ... take the car back to the garage and tell them it is now their responsibilty to put the car right .. this is what you paid for and your lawyer will be in touch if they do not do this for you !!

Dave H


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Sunday, September 6th, 2009 AT 5:19 AM

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