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As the title says. The story behind this was my auto 307 was giving that thud between 1 and 2 sometimes and sometimes the rev counter would flutter a bit and surge...It wasn't awful but still noticeable..I took it to Peugeot and the diagnostic showed up errors for the two main electro valves on the Valve body in the gear box. I was told I would need a new relay harness two valves, updated ECU and a oil change which was scheduled to be carried out today (Heard this is a common problem with the AL4).

So today they've opened the gearbox to do the work, have called me back and told me there are metal shavings in the gearbox. Have told me for now work has stopped as there may be no point refitting valves and wiring if the gearbox is toast (Which was pretty honest of them) When driving there is no slippage at all, no engine light, never gone into limp mode never flashed snow and sport etc and the car pulls very well.

What are your opinions? Ive been searching around and some places have said metal shavings are inevitable in auto transmissions and depends on how big the shavings are. Other places say a catestrophic failure of the transmission is on the cards.

Really dont know what to do now. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Its a 2006 facelift 1.6 Petrol with a NFU engine with 68,000 miles
 

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All auto boxes (and maybe manual as well) should have a magnet in the box sump to attract the metal pieces that appear through normal use of the box. If the magnet isn't cleaned it will eventually be unable to hold any more pieces which will then flow through the system with the oil.

A lot of Peugeot auto boxes are pushed as 'Filled For Life' and 'No Oil Chenges Required' but many people believe different because all oil breaks down with use and replacing the oil and cleaning the magnet and changing/cleaning any internal filter can certainly prolong the life of the gearbox.

Metal filings in the oil IS inevitable but if they are large pieces - say like a piece of a broken tooth then it may well be catastrophic. The gearbox could be made good again by a transmission specialist if the gearbox is toast. It would cost a fair amount but likely cheaper than a replacement. (unless it's replaced under warranty).
 

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Thanks for your input, im on my way now so shall find out how "big" these shavings are.


All auto boxes (and maybe manual as well) should have a magnet in the box sump to attract the metal pieces that appear through normal use of the box. If the magnet isn't cleaned it will eventually be unable to hold any more pieces which will then flow through the system with the oil.

A lot of Peugeot auto boxes are pushed as 'Filled For Life' and 'No Oil Chenges Required' but many people believe different because all oil breaks down with use and replacing the oil and cleaning the magnet and changing/cleaning any internal filter can certainly prolong the life of the gearbox.

Metal filings in the oil IS inevitable but if they are large pieces - say like a piece of a broken tooth then it may well be catastrophic. The gearbox could be made good again by a transmission specialist if the gearbox is toast. It would cost a fair amount but likely cheaper than a replacement. (unless it's replaced under warranty).
 

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Still none the wiser. Unfortunatley the technician didnt pass on any info or take any pictures....so not a clue whats going on in there..
 
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