300E-24 Automatic Gearbox Fault

ARoyal

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Hello,

Don't know if any one can help but I have a 300E-24 and when reverse is selected it feels like the car brakes are on as you go back. You have to use almost full power to get it to move and as soon as you back off it comes to an immediate halt. It pretty much makes you look like a learner driver when reversing!

I used to have an over-rev issue but the work done to the vehicle so far (new ATF, new Parking brake and shoes) seems to have sorted that. The garage is now saying they cannot think of any thing other than putting in a new gearbox or second hand one.

I am hoping this will not be necessary as it would mean scrapping an otherwise mint 20+ year old car with 90k on the clock.

I have searched the forums and only found advice to change the ATF (already done).

Thanks in advance for your replies,

Adam
 

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Put the car on a FLAT level surface. Put it in neutral. Can you push it back without any real resistance (apart from the weight of the car). If yes it maybe your new handbrake shoes are incorrectlty fitted.
 
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ARoyal

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Thanks, in Banbury so not too far. I will exhaust all avenues first and then maybe give you a shout.

Thanks
 

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