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Electronic Warning Symbol - Espace

have a 'T' reg Espace 2.0L Auto and over the past few days the electronic warning symbol has appeared on the dashboard followed the the service symbol which disappears after a few seconds then the OK symbol appears
When this happens it seams to be stuck in gear and you cannot go through the gears or even kick down a gear.
Sometimes it does not come on and everything seems to be fine, you can go through the gears and kick down a gear no problem.
I have taken it the local Renualt garage and they are saying that I need a new gearbox. However, a friend of mine knows someone who used to be a Renault mechanic up to about 6 months ago and he has suggested that if I have the gearbox that he think I have I should change the vacuum hose and fill up with new oil .
Can anyone suggest how I find out which model of gearbox I have and how much it will be for a vacuum hose and oil ?
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Hi Paul,

Sorry no one has replied to your post. Im sure someone else will soon.

Sounds like the auto box has gone into limp home mode (3rd gear only). As you've been told the first step is to get the gearbox oil checked and possibly the oil changed etc.

Im sure if you rang Renault part depts again that they would be able to tell you the type of gearbox in your car and how much the bits would need.

At least that way you will have a starting point to work on.
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A quick update to my problem.

I have phoned my local Renault garage and they said that the model number of my gearbox is m003541.

I have noticed that when you first start the car from cold it can sometimes be difficult to move the gear stick as though something is stopping it from moving however, when the car is warmed up the gearbox seems to be working fine and goes through the gears ok. It has been suggested to me that I should change the oil and also the filter as it maybe that the oil is more sluggy when it is cold resulting in this problem.

Would I need to get the filter from the Renault garage or would I be able to buy one from an independent motor spare shop. Also, what type of oil is recommended for the gearbox?

Any help would be much appreciated.
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