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C3 Sensodrive Reverse Gear Selection Problem

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C3 Sensodrive Reverse Gear Selection Problem

PostThu Sep 20, 2012 12:49 pm

Hi,
Like so many others I have a problem with a C3 Sensodrive Gearbox.

I bought the car having had a new cluch, clutch actuator and gearbox actuator fitted.
The car drives well in forward gears and I quite like it.
However, once it's warm it will not select reverse.

It sometimes takes a couple of attempts when cold, but it does go in, but once it's warmed up it just doesn't select reverse, although it seems to be trying.

Once it won't select reverse, it won't let you rev it at all, and then after you've tried, the snowflake and auto start to flash.
Put it into N and then forward and away it goes.

I had it back to where the parts were fitted and the fault messages were clutch slipping- so they adjusted and also gaer lever attenuation.

I have since had an auto electrician to it who didn't find any faults and suggested along with a second automatic specialist who I went to see that it is a mechanical problem in the box.
I've spoken to a manual gearbox man who thinks the clutch isn't clearing.

I don't have the P code, but does anyone know if this "Gear Lever attenuation" could be causing this problem, or has anyone had a smilar problem with a failing gear lever please ? [-o< [-o<
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Re: C3 Sensodrive Reverse Gear Selection Problem

PostThu Sep 20, 2012 1:35 pm

I have a C2 that keeps coming back to me, this car looses reverse also, but when we reprogram the gear actuator, all is well again for months. No idea why yet, but car has had an Ecu and gear actuator for another issue.
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Re: C3 Sensodrive Reverse Gear Selection Problem

PostThu Sep 20, 2012 1:54 pm

I have bought another Gear Lever from a breaker.

Can I just fit this, or does it need re-programming also ?

Or, will the Gaer Lever not fix the problem ?

Incidentally, wherabouts in Derbyshire are you and could you re-programme mine ?- I can't find anyone who knows anything about these, or in fact wants to get involved.

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