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Hi,
I have a 1999 Espace RTX 1998 petrol auto.
On a journey today the warning light came on telling me there's a transmission problem. Shortly after I found I had lost top & bottom gears.
Has anyone else suffered this fate? Should I expect the worst, i.e new gearbox?!
Many thanks.
Gillway.:( :confused:
 

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The warning light is indicating a gearbox issue has been detected. The gearbox has been put into "limp" mode to protect it from further damage. It may be as simple as low gearbox oil levels, or it may be something more expensive, unfortunatly it's hard to say. The easy approach is to check the ATF level if possible and top up if needed. If this does not work, or is not possible, take it to an auto electrician and have the ECU read as it should have stored the fault codes and this will indicate the nature of the problem.
 

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Yes, been to Renault this morning. There is a "pressure regulation fault" and therefore, they say I need a new gearbox at £2,064!

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Thanks. Have just spoken to local auto transmission specialist who has asked me to take the car in when it trips out again (all ok this morning).

Thanks for your help. What did we do before the internet?!

Ian.
 

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Ok, have been to Medway Automatix who have informed me the forward piston needs replacing, at a cost of £750.

Means I'll be off the road for a while as I don't have any spare readies at the moment.
 

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Auto Gearbox

After listening to some very un healthy noices from my engine when the cambelt snapped just over a year ago i spent ever since trying to find an affordable replacement..!! To my delight i recently found one and it just so happens it had a Auto Gearbox attrached to it!! Mines manual so at the moment its doing nothing sat in the corner of my garage..!! I'm open to offers..
Its an auto box off a 1998 20i 8v RTX it looks in tiptop condition and it was sold to me as all working perfectly.. The engine has only done 60k so i dont expect the box has done much work either..!! Like i say make me an offer..
Cheers :)
 
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