Engine & Gearbox FR-V 1.8 Auto - 1st/2nd gear delay - what could it be?

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by billy786, Wednesday 11th Nov, 2015.

  1. billy786 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Billy Manchester
    Thought I would start a new thread rather than hijack my other thread.
    Managed to find a very very low milage FR-V 1.8 Auto.
    Very cheap for the year and milage of the car, however there is a problem with the gear box.
    I have been told there is a delay from 1st gear to 2nd gear.
    It does not happen all the time and it is random.
    If you drive normally it will happen if you drive slowly then it does not happen.
    The rest of the gears are ok.

    Any thoughts?
  2. Dave Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Auto boxes are complex could be many things but start with the simplest and cheapest get the oil changed and if there is a filter that too (could be inside the sump I know it was on the only auto car I've ever owned) it was a different car after the oil change.

    However it could get expensive if it's something more serious!
  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
  4. neil graham Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Get an extended warranty that covers the box. If it's unnoticeable just negotiate a discount. Change the oil and ignore it. Chances are it won't develop into anything but if you have a warranty.
  5. Cobh Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Extended warranties are very unlikely to cover a pre-existing fault. Has the OP bought this vehicle? If not, walk away unless it's fixed. A cure, if a simple oil change would suffice, is something the seller could do, but for reasons of his own, hasn't gone to the trouble. Or if the oil was changed, the fault remains.
  6. billy786 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Billy Manchester
    The seller is not a private seller they sell a number of cars i think its too big a risk to take for me but 27k on the clock is very close it is a cat d and has just been stood for a while.
  7. DieselPower Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    could be anything, its a specialist task, your average mechanic never touches a gearboxes internals.can you source and fit an auto box and still come well under budget compared to a non catd?
  8. billy786 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Billy Manchester
    Think its too big a risk for me to take tbh so will leave it but its in autotrader if anyone is interested if someone is hands on themselves im sure its a brilliant buy im not in a position to take the risk.