Vitara Auto slipping between gears

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Vitara Auto slipping between gears

Unread post by Magpie » July 3rd, 2012, 11:04 am

My daughter has an 89 Vitara 1.6 auto. When its cold in the mornings it slips out of gear (?) between 1st and 2nd and is more or less without power. You can pull it back into 1st and drive ok, but until its warm - several minutes of driving - it wont change into 2nd properly. Once warm it will drive fine for the rest of the day. Have had the transmission fluid changed recently, but no improvment. Any ideas?

Additionally, I have been told that the auto in the Vitara is a Holden trimatic, is this true?

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Re: Vitara Auto slipping between gears

Unread post by Peter Aawen » July 3rd, 2012, 8:36 pm

It sounds like it's time to get a full auto trans service, not just a fluid change! Good Luck!
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