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    Auto gearbox query

    Ive just bought a 95 1.4 auto astra with a gearbox prob on ebay (pick it up tonight) and i'm worried I might of made a **** up. The fella was selling it as spares or repairs as he's been told by 2 vauxhall mechanics that it needs an auto gearbox sensor. He says it drives fine once warmed up and the part costs about £25 and can be easily changed by simply undoing a couple of bolts. He said he's only selling as bought something newer. I'm only giving him £227 for the car (91k, 3 owners, mot dec and tax till end of month) so if it is just a cheap part then great but if it was that easy why didn't he sort it out himself???

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    Some people can't be ar-ed, and decided on a change,
    i wouldnt worry if i were you , you got this pretty cheap anyway

    He probably got quoted xxxx amount to get it fixed by vx and cut his losses

    Thats my opinion anyway, but could be wrong

    If the car runs your on a winner

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    Just got home from picking the car up and I was surprised how well looked after it appeared to be. I had no problems with the gearbox on my journey home but what seems to happen is the "S" light flashes on the dash as if the sport mode has been selected. You then have to manually select the gears for about 10 minutes and once warmed up stop the car and put it in park turn the ignition off then restart and everything is fine.

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    I once owned an automatik cav and i loved it to bits

    i think you will be ok without doing enything, but can't be sure

    Glad for you

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    We had this before on a car at work.

    We were told to disconnect the battery and join the battery leads together (Not the battery terminals as that would short the battery out) for 30 minutes.

    We were told it discharges a capacitor somewhere that causes the problem.

    We did it and it cured the fault.
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