A Volvo automatic with over 200,000 miles came in to the garage in December 2016 as it would not change gear properly.
The customer knew that if the car needed a gearbox, it was heading for the great scrapyard in the sky.
At Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic we have had a lot of experience on automatics, and knew that as all gears were there, then there was not a lot wrong with the box. The first thing to check was the oil, which looked in good condition and was at the right level.
We plugged the diagnostic computer in and found there was a communication fault within the transmission control module, plus loads of other gearbox related faults.
It was obvious that you would probably not lose all gears – normally if the gearbox is faulty it will be in one or possibly two gears.
We unplugged all the electrics, cleaned everything up and cleared the fault. The car then drove perfectly.
At time of writing (March 2017), the car has not been returned to us and I can only assume the gears are all as they should be.
Remember a poorly maintained vehicle is a breakdown waiting to happen. Whatever the age of your vehicle, come to the experts at Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic.