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307 1.6 Automatic, LHD, manufactured around 2002 I think (Greek log book isn't easy to read!)

Occasionally, since I bought it 5 years ago, it has been very sluggish to start off up a hill. It takes a couple of seconds for it to get going. This "feature" has thankfully been rare and intermittent.

But today it doesn't move off from standstill straight away. Very embarrassing at every traffic light!

I select Drive, press the throttle and the engine revs. Sometimes it moves away after a few seconds. Sometimes it will move off after I click between neutral and Drive a few times; it seems OK if I simply select 1st gear manually. However, my wife has had the car all afternoon so I haven't been able to do any more checks.

Before I take it for repair, has anyone any experience of this symptom?

Thanks in advice for any useful replies.
 

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I would try a diagnostic first then a gearbox oil change if no faults show. Problems with auto boxes are not easy to diagnose and repairs are usually best left to auto gearbox repair specialists.
 

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It is most likely the oil level in the box is too low and has never been changed as Peugeot do not specify an oil change regime for these boxes insisting they are sealed for life !!!!

They do not care about the real time life of the vehicle only the life the warranty covers :)

From your description you may be too late as it really should have had an oil change when the symptoms started.
 

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Depends how much you love your car. Looking on eBay one specialist is asking £385 to remove and diagnose the problem (not repair) then states a new box cost app £5500 from the Peugeot dealer. Try changing the oil and hope this solves the problem.
 

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Wow, the Haynes manual doesn't make an oil change look easy! "Remove the air filter, battery, battery tray and unclip the selector cable end." I assume, from this, that it can't be reached from below.

(Love the car? I f**** hate Peugeots.)
 

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Peugeot do not make the gearbox it is made by ZF

Most autos are made by ZF so its them you hate :)

Haynes manuals do not go into any detail on anything nowadays.

Best option is a gearbox specialist.
 
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