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Old 13th November 2010, 00:12   #1
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Please excuse me if I am missing a thread already with this problem. Let me know otherwise.

I have a serious issue with my Esteem vxi which is done 40k till now.
Problem is, when shifting from first to second gear, I have to put more pressure or sometimes reduce the rpm to shift the gear from first to second. This problem is noticed more often if the AC in the car is used. The mechanic says that the cluch cable needs to be replaced.

1. I am not convinced with this because technically how will the AC effect the cluch cable when the AC is on?
2. Is there any other reason for this?
3. Is there anyone who have faced this kind of problem and what would you suggest?

I would really appreciate your suggestions and ideas.

Thank you very much and have a nice day.

Note: Please do not suggest me to sell my car and buy a new one because I love my esteem. I have no other problem other than this for the past 6 years.
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Old 13th November 2010, 08:01   #2
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Hi Willy, I had a similar issue with my Scorpio, while changing from 1st to 2nd gear. I got the gearbox oil replaced, and the shifts are much smoother now. In my case I feel that the gearbox oil level might have been low, as I used to observe oil sweating out of the gearbox area. So I took it to the service station to get the oil leaks to stop, and replace / top up the gear oil. Faulty clutch setting had already been ruled out in my previous visits to the service station, so I guess changing the gear oil is the only thing that could have helped in my case.
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Old 13th November 2010, 11:56   #3
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Things you can do:
1. Get Gear oil change
2. Gear linkage rod checked for bents and get them greased
3. Clutch checked.
4. Pray that all becomes well.

Not to scare you I had similar issue with my M1000 (not with AC on though) and after few months gear box failed. I went for second hand gearbox as mechanic said repairing these are very costly.

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Hi Willy, I had a similar issue with my Scorpio, while changing from 1st to 2nd gear. I got the gearbox oil replaced, and the shifts are much smoother now. In my case I feel that the gearbox oil level might have been low, as I used to observe oil sweating out of the gearbox area. So I took it to the service station to get the oil leaks to stop, and replace / top up the gear oil. Faulty clutch setting had already been ruled out in my previous visits to the service station, so I guess changing the gear oil is the only thing that could have helped in my case.
Thanks Mooza.

I gave the car for service just few days ago. I am assuming that they changed the oil. As you mentioned, I will get the oil checked and see for the level. Thanks anyway.
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Things you can do:
1. Get Gear oil change
2. Gear linkage rod checked for bents and get them greased
3. Clutch checked.
4. Pray that all becomes well.

Not to scare you I had similar issue with my M1000 (not with AC on though) and after few months gear box failed. I went for second hand gearbox as mechanic said repairing these are very costly.
That is really scary what you mentioned. I will take it to the service station as even Mooza also suggested to check the oil. Please keep me posted in case you get anyother information regarding this. Thanks a lot.
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First things first, have you checked the clutch setting?
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check for the clutch, do you ride on clutch (occasionally ?)

Check for leakage of the gearbox oil, Or was the issue noted even before car went for service station ! Mechanics are known for carelessness in closing caps resulting in problems later on.
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I had something similar in my Esteem having clocked 38000. Came to know that the gear oil was leaking due to a faulty oil seal.

Replaced oil seal and changed gear oil.
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First things first, have you checked the clutch setting?
Yes, i just came from the mechanic. He says the cluch is very tight and the cluch cable has to be replaced. He also says that this is something very common when the speedo reads 40k plus. Thanks for you reply Jaggu.

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check for the clutch, do you ride on clutch (occasionally ?)

Thanks tanwaramit.

To answer your question, No.


Check for leakage of the gearbox oil, Or was the issue noted even before car went for service station ! Mechanics are known for carelessness in closing caps resulting in problems later on.
I have noticed this after I went a long drive from Bangalore to Salem without any stop.

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Wildon, I have observed similar symptom on my baleno too. On highway continuous drive of more than 100kms with AC on results in hard gear shifts.
My mechanic change the gearbox oil but it hasn't solve the problem.

Check my thread:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...g-issue-2.html (My vehicle - long pending issue)
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