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After 18yrs my convertible top has finally encountered its first issue. After using this forum (thank you!!) to figure out how to access all of the components (top was stuck in closed position), I found the root of my issue, a bad cable. However, as I was very carefully removing the cable from the transmission, the "clip" which is molded into the plastic cover cracked and is no longer functional (see image). Not really surprising on an 18yr old piece of plastic. The transmission works perfectly and I do not want to replace it, so I am looking for advice on any other ways that I can keep the cable properly engaged to the transmission. Please let me know if anyone else has encountered this and if there are any viable solutions. Thank you!
I recently changed my transmission with a used one I bought online.
After picking up from the shop which was about 2 hours away the truck drove fine while on highway but once i got off the highway and came to a stop the truck wouldn't accelerate. I hit the gas and for about 3-5 seconds it didn't go anywhere and then all of a sudden it kicked in to gear. When i drive it with the tip-tronic it seems to be fine until I come to a a complete stop.
I read on a different forum that someone was having the same issue and got some software updated but unfortunately doesn't say what the update was and it's a post from 2013.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. I really like this car i purchased a couple months ago.
Hi everyone! I’m the proud new owner of a ‘99 Boxster 2.5L.
Recently, I noticed that when my transmission automatically shifts from second to third gear, it’ll jerk very slightly, as if the transmission is stuck for the briefest moment in second gear right before it shifts.
More noticeably, when I’m driving to slow down and breaking, as the transmission begins shifting from fourth to third and second, there is some jerking again—the sort of jerking you get when a transmission shifts into a slower gear and the car slows down suddenly because of the lower gear.
So when I’m slowing down, I will be going at a given speed, the car will downshift a gear, I will feel that sudden slow down, the car will run at a lower speed, downshift again, and I’ll feel that sudden slowdown again. This keeps happening until the car reaches second gear, of course.
Because of this, I recently had the transmission fluid changed. My mechanic showed me that the old transmission fluid was black and smelled like smoke, but that he hadn’t found any metal shavings so he thought the transmission was probably still okay. He told me to check in after a couple hundred miles to see if the transmission adjusts and drives better.
It’s been a hundred miles, and I’m still seeing this behavior—should I be worried, or is this common in tiptronics? I’m hoping that best case scenario, the car’s sensors are miscalibrated and the trans is downshifting at the wrong times (thus the gap between the speed it’s going at and the slowing down effect of a lower gear). Worst case would be having to buy a new transmission.
Please help! Would appreciate some advice or expertise.
A shop overfilled my transmission on a 2005 997 6spd. They used the wrong fill plug. I drove the car from their shop home about 45 miles mostly highway before noticing. I called the shop and they said no worries they will take care of it but I would need to get the car back to them.
I jacked up the car and placed level on jack stands. I pulled the correct fill plug and at least 2 quarts came out. by inspecting the transmission it looks like the fluid was coming out around the passenger side axle.
Does anyone know what could be damaged by driving the car with an overfilled transmission. I am confident the shop will make good but I would feel much better if I understood possible damages to the transmission/seals.