Can only go forward when red gearbox light come on dash
I have a 1998 automatic fiat punto-when i put the gears into D,the car will not drive forward,,,,but if i rev the car alittle, i have a 1998 automatic fiat punto-when i put the gears into D,the car will not drive forward,,,,but if i rev the car alittle, a red gearbox light comes on the dash but it doesnt flash---if i then move the gear stick into R then D the car will drive forward,and will drive perfect .....until i go into P and turn off the engine,and then retry --the same problem occurs----anyone got any idea of what is causing this,,please help
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Re: can only go forward when red gearbox light come on...
I know these have a common problem with the spindles from the gearbox locating into flyheel for corroding badly and seizing up sounds if you need new spindle to solve this problem also think you are catching it a early stage suggest getting this looked at.
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I found this on Honest Johns website:
One of the gearsets has slipped slightly down one of the rods. Requires dismantling of the gearbox to fix it, which is expensive, so try to live with it or offload the car.
(Personally, I think offloading a dodgy car is NOT an answer, unless you fess up at the time of sale!)
I would ask the dealer for an estimate, based on the above. Assuming it to be the case!
It sounds like the external gear linkages and bushes are either worn or have popped off, not an expensive repair. Use somebody you trust I have heard countless times of people ripped off for gearbox replacements when in fact it was a cheap easily replaced part. Do not rule out an internal problem though, gear selector forks can bend and break. Try the cheap option first.
another factor that could affect your problem is the hydrolic fluid. there is a valve body inside the gearbox which controlls the gears. so lets say the vavle that controlls first gear dont open then the hydrolic fluid wont activate first gear. i think when u revv the engine it is increasing the hydrolic pressure which is aiding the vavle to open. the problem could be in the valve controll modual.