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Gearbox was stuck on D5 when it was supposed to be on D7 thoughts?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3' started by Mohamed emarah, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Mohamed emarah

    Mohamed emarah Active Member

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    I was on the highway and I was going 130 km/h normally I would be on D7 from 90 km/h upwards but for some weird reason the car wasn't changing gears and the rpm kept going up until it eventually changed after a good 30 seconds or a minute. I wasn't on sports mode too any thoughts?
     
  2. ray

    ray Active Member

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    Is it a diesel? Or a new gpf petrol engine? I know in my old diesel when the DPF was regenerating the car would ask for me to be in a lower gear to help raise the temperatures to clear it out.


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  3. davidstarkey11

    davidstarkey11 Active Member

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    Was the engine under load/ were you going uphill?
     
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  4. bgb

    bgb Active Member

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    As above, may have been doing a 'burn cycle' or you may have caught it out. My new Cupra has hanged onto a gear for too long once early morning but a lift off of the pedal sorted it out. Its a computer at the end of the day, they still make mistakes and have thinking moments!

    Do you have shift levers? maybe you knocked one by accident? Again done that before when enthusiastically driving and wondered why the gear wasn't changing.

    Unless its constantly doing it, i wouldn't presume there is an issue, maybe next time shift it up manually and see if it carries on happy in that gear?
     
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  5. Mohamed emarah

    Mohamed emarah Active Member

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    Thanks for all the help its a petrol and I wasn't going uphill maybe all I needed was lift off the pedal. Thanks again !
     
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  6. martin j.

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    Perhaps the throttle position had the engine under load(however slight) and so was holding a lower gear ready for acceleration demand?
     
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