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Old 11th January 2012, 18:47   #16
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Your car is moving forward with the clutch pedal depressed AND the gearshift in neutral????

Thats REALLY unlikely, given that the transmission is disengaged at not one, but two places.

For the sake of asking : when if you rev the engine, does it start moving faster?

Also, if you park the car facing the other way, does it move backwards? (sorry)

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Heheh.. I knew that was coming!!! The car does move ahead. Anyway will rev the engine and check it. Going to the service station tomorrow.
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Old 11th January 2012, 19:19   #17
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If the car moves forward always in neutral, then it is a case of neutral not disengaging the internal shafts, and points to a gear box problem. Get it rectified immediately before more problems crop up.

Check and see if the gear stalk moves a bit while in neutral, or is tight. If tight it may be a selector problem.
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^^ But racerx says that the car moves even with clutch disengaged, which can't be. To summarize- If the car is moving in neutral gear with transmission engaged but not when transmission is disengaged, then it is a problem of gear box.

If it is moving always irrespective of transmission is engaged or disengaged, well have heck I would like to have that car!! It saves a lot of fuel!!
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Old 12th January 2012, 13:33   #19
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Check the idle rpm (if it's high this may happen) and check if it moves when the a/c is switched on or off. (with the a/c on the idle rpm increases to run the compressor.) The idle rpm must be between 600 and 1000. Also specify if any performance mods have been performed; if so the idle rpm will be more than normal.

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Racer_X, don't know whether this question sounds stupid. But does the car move when the engine is off and in neutral?
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The car is on a flat surface and it inches forward very slowly.
I faced a similar problem, the problem could be with wheel alignment.

My Zen, after a full suspension change with MASS had this problem.
On a flat surface with the gear in neutral and the engine idling , the car would move backwards slowly..
Those jokers at MASS had not done the wheel alignment after changing every nut and bolt possible in the suspension.

the problem was fixed after i got the wheel alignment done from a local tyre shop.

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Sid, you sure its not a slight slope even? Because if thats the case, then it may move a bit. Have you tried the slight pull of handbrake, to see if the car struggles to move ahead? If that happens, then its a problem.

In any case, get it shown to ASC and update us.
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The best way to check if there is really an issue with the GB, is to just switch the engine OFF.

OP, have you tried it?. I mean, with the engine OFF, if it still moves, then its a slope/other issue. If not, a transmission issue. Likely a major one.
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My cousin has sent the car to MASS and most probably it isa transmission issue as thought by the SA. They will be analyzing the car and will let him know the exact issue. Mostly all the cost would be covered under warranty!

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My cousin has sent the car to MASS and most probably it isa transmission issue as thought by the SA. They will be analyzing the car and will let him know the exact issue. Mostly all the cost would be covered under warranty!
How old is the car ? I would push for replacement.
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Jack up the vehicle and check if the front tyres move on neutral.
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The only advise I can give is get it checked at a reputed service station. And try and get the opinions of more than one mechanic who you've had personal interactions with.

Engage the e-brake, but not completely. Pull it up 1/4th the way and see what happens. If the car still inches forward, then you've got a problem. If it stops, then I don't think it's an issue. Get it checked anyway.
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My cousin has sent the car to MASS and most probably it is a transmission issue as thought by the SA.
Hi,
I must say I'm baffled.
Do keep us posted.

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Even though the car is in Neutral it is moving forward.
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It does move even after the clutch is engaged.
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Your car is moving forward with the clutch pedal depressed AND the gearshift in neutral???? Thats REALLY unlikely, given that the transmission is disengaged at not one, but two places.
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I must say I'm baffled.
Me too !

Could say that the clutch isn't disengaging completely hence some creep even with the clutch pedal fully in, but what could cause creep in 'neutral' ?!?

Could a 'sticky' bearing on the output shaft be causing this ?
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Is this particular issue a first on Team-BHP? Does the issue vanish after the car has been driven a while? Because, a Mazda forum has the view that if the transmission oil is too viscous or full, it tends to act as a torque converter - Car moves forward in Neutral - Mazda 6 Forums : Mazda 6 Forum / Mazda Atenza Forum

Wonder how this transmission passed the quality tests by Maruti. Or, do they really not test the product after they assemble? Is that all we are getting these days? Should others thank their stars not to have any issues by chance? Is there no way that manufacturers and dealers are given a run for the money we plonk on them? First of all, downing the transmission or opening the engine head of a brand new car is not a good indication of standards. Secondly, once this is done, I doubt whether we will get a factory fit and seal when our dealers are notorious for messing with other simpler issues.

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