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Hi, for the last few days I can hear a big noise coming from under the car whenever i change gears from Park to Drive also when I stop the car completely the car then goes forward by itself and when I slow down and just before I stop the car turns off by itself also soemtimes gears slip from time to timr, took it today to the mechanic that the dealer sent me to (car has dealer's seconds hand car's warranty) he said to me that he can't tell me what is the wrong with it as it needs to hapen when he drives it so he kept the car with him so he can test again, has anyoen had these probs before?
 
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Your dealer is a gimp - internal faults on auto boxes (as opposed to external faults such as ECU or control cable problems) are a specialist job to repair, and there probably aren't more than a couple of dozen places in the country properly equipped to fix them (you need surgically clean conditions and a plethora of specialist equipment and knowledge) so what is the dealer hoping a local Fred-in-a-Shed will do for you? The jerking can be a couple of external things, but slipping sounds worryingly like the fault lies within the box itself and this will be beyond the realms of 99% of garages, even the good ones.

Find your warranty (actaully, Mechanical Breakdown Insurance) policy booklet, get their phone number, ring them and ask them which auto trans specialist they have an account with in your area.
 

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Your dealer is a gimp - internal faults on auto boxes (as opposed to external faults such as ECU or control cable problems) are a specialist job to repair, and there probably aren't more than a couple of dozen places in the country properly equipped to fix them (you need surgically clean conditions and a plethora of specialist equipment and knowledge) so what is the dealer hoping a local Fred-in-a-Shed will do for you? The jerking can be a couple of external things, but slipping sounds worryingly like the fault lies within the box itself and this will be beyond the realms of 99% of garages, even the good ones.

Find your warranty (actaully, Mechanical Breakdown Insurance) policy booklet, get their phone number, ring them and ask them which auto trans specialist they have an account with in your area.
Update: the machanic that the car salesman deal with has took the car to a transmission service and the guy at the transmission service wrote a report to mechanic that they have test drove the car and found nothing wrong with the transmission ! They haven't checked the oil level.. any leak etc.. I am leaning towards making a complaint with the fair trading.. by the way I noticed that the car's gears changes roughly from 3rd to second gear.
Also I only have 1 reversing light working the mechanic reckons that peugeot 307 only have 1 reversing light and not 2 ! is this correct??
Chopper1192 the warranty is not an extended warranty here in aus the dealer has to give what they call statuory warranty where the dealer is responsible for any repairs to the car for 3 months after sale. But of course mechanic try to save the dealer $$$$ ..it's a dirty business.
 
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Aye lad, they only have one reverse light and one rear fog lamp - that's been the norm on almost all new cars since the 90's.

I would forget the warranty entirely - the fault would have been most probably present when the car was sold to you. Assuming you paid a reasonable market price for the car, that it is of a reasonable mileage and it wasn't sold specifically for spares of something daft, the the car was simply of unmerchantable quality to begin with and the stealer has a duty to either repair it or refund you in full.

I've not specifically driven a 307 auto, but it's a 4 speed tranny with quite a step between the ratios as a result and it is entirely possible certain changes may be harsh, solely because there is such a jump in ratios between the cogs. Obviously, a 5, 6 or 7 speed auto has closer ratios and less distance between each one and will give a consequently better drive. It's also not unusualy for an auto tranny to creep forward in D when stationary, but the moment you're stationary you should be in N or P - holding your foot on the brake in D isn't good for it at all, except for some CVT typre variable trannies where the box senses you are stationary and moves the 2 drive cones accordingly.
 
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