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dl56uk | 20:34 Mon 19th Feb 2018 | Motoring
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while driving my 05 Citroen Picasso automatic car iv noticed the car is not gearing up it seems to be driving along in the same gear . the engines fine the car is fine , is it going to cost me a arm and a leg to repair ?

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Have you done the basic test - check the level of the transmission fluid. If it's low you could get all sorts of misbehaviour from the gearbox. Look in your handbook to see how to check it - you will almost certainly need the engine running and, most likely, the fluid hot. It's possible that you may not be able to check it yourself (you can't on my current Volvo)....
21:04 Mon 19th Feb 2018
probably. I have a problem with my auto transmission and i had a quote for £4700 to fix it, :(
You haven't selected one of the numbered settings instead of drive by mistake have you?

The repair cost, if you have a problem will depend on the fault.
Automatic gearboxes are great until they go wrong. Then it seems to go completely and it costs a fortune. I had a beautiful VW Passat Auto, the gearbox failed (got stuck in reverse) and the repair was more than the car was worth.
Is it set on cruise control? I had to drive a sporty merc recently that seemed stuck on 40mph coz of its cruise control.
My wife had a Ford Mondeo 2.0l automatic years ago and had the same problem.....just would stay in 1st and move up to 3rd....no 2nd or 4th....I found a specialist automatic repairs garage in Thornton Heath, near Croydon.....we thought a possible new transmission gearbox....they assessed it and said it was something to do with the belts breaking and they could take it in that morning......should take approx 3 Hours to do and cost £350 + vat .......we thought we were looking at £1500-£1800 for a reconditioned one and far more for a new gearbox, so if you know anyone reliable that do automatic repairs, I would take it to them for a check over what is involved.....would cost today around possibly double my price I would imagine....I'm talking early 2000's....we picked it up in the afternoon and all fixed...gave us 1 year warranty too.
Hope it's nothing too big, dl56uk
Have you done the basic test - check the level of the transmission fluid. If it's low you could get all sorts of misbehaviour from the gearbox. Look in your handbook to see how to check it - you will almost certainly need the engine running and, most likely, the fluid hot. It's possible that you may not be able to check it yourself (you can't on my current Volvo). Your best plan is to take it to a main dealer and have them put it on their computer - that will give them an instant diagnostic and they should be able to give you a price for repairing it. I'd be loath to use a backstreet garage for an auto gearbox repair as they rely on absolute cleanlines for their operation, so either amain dealer or an auto gearbox repair specialist.
Could be what Chico posted on his link.....diagnosis check first and many garages will do that free ( normally about £60-£90 on average, depending where you are) as long as you use them to carry out the repair.

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