Citroen Xsara Picasso 2003 Auto - Changing down, auto gearbox problem - malc27

When changing down the gear box has a latency; when the revs drop there is a degree of hesitation then it bangs into the next gear in the most abrupt manner. My dealer said it was because the gear box oil had not been changed and I took it back to him twice in six months for him to try that solution, nothing happened, it's still awful. What can be causing it to behave in that way?

Citroen Xsara Picasso 2003 Auto - Changing down, auto gearbox problem - 'AndsomeAlex

I can't actually help with a solution but only to say I have had the exact same issue with my 2006 model in the last couple of days.

For what it's worth, I also experienced this in a Golf Mk3 a few years ago. It was never resolved, despite involving the dealer, although topping the auto-gearbox fluid up did seem to alleviate it for a while (but don't overfill).

The clonking didn't seem to do any harm in the longer term except scare the heebie-geebies out of you whenever it happened.

Cheers.

 

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