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Prashanweera
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Hi All,

I need few clarification on Auto Car Gear BOX.

1. Is there higher possibility of having issue with OLD (Cars more than 15 years OLD) Auto Car Gear BOX?

2. Can they repair in Sri Lanka ?

3. Does it costly to repair auto car gear box?

4. Can we replace Auto Car Gear BOX with manual one?

Your advice is highly appreciated.

Thanks,

Pra

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The older the car, higher the possibility of components failing, and auto boxes of those times weren't as refined or developed as now IMO there's a higher chance of failing compared to a manual of the same era. Haven't heard of trying to repair an auto box, it's usually replace with another one, unless just some bands, so the age would not make it very easy to locate one incase there's complete failure. An auto car can be converted to a manual, but quite a bit of work has to be done including finding a suitable clutch and manual gearbox, getting rid of the torque converter, auto GB, changing location of mounts etc. ECU shouldn't be a problem in many cases as early 90s common cars weren't so advanced.

Someone with experience in having done such a conversion should be able to give more info, we looked at the possibility once and gave up the idea cuz it was too much of a hassle, easier and cheaper to buy a manual car

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Hi All,

I need few clarification on Auto Car Gear BOX.

1. Is there higher possibility of having issue with OLD (Cars more than 15 years OLD) Auto Car Gear BOX?

2. Can they repair in Sri Lanka ?

3. Does it costly to repair auto car gear box?

4. Can we replace Auto Car Gear BOX with manual one?

Your advice is highly appreciated.

Thanks,

Pra

sometimes the answers to all above depends on the type of the vehicle you are talking of.

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The older the car, higher the possibility of components failing, and auto boxes of those times weren't as refined or developed as now IMO there's a higher chance of failing compared to a manual of the same era. Haven't heard of trying to repair an auto box, it's usually replace with another one, unless just some bands, so the age would not make it very easy to locate one incase there's complete failure. An auto car can be converted to a manual, but quite a bit of work has to be done including finding a suitable clutch and manual gearbox, getting rid of the torque converter, auto GB, changing location of mounts etc. ECU shouldn't be a problem in many cases as early 90s common cars weren't so advanced.

Someone with experience in having done such a conversion should be able to give more info, we looked at the possibility once and gave up the idea cuz it was too much of a hassle, easier and cheaper to buy a manual car

it is a very costly and time consuming work. as example we try to convert my old auto diesel wagon to manual they says it cost around 160k and about two weeks so we give up the idea as BLu3HaZe says it is easy to find manual one in plus side manual car is cheaper than auto car :)

p.s and i heard if you dont convert it properly you cannot get wheel alignment correctly.

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Hi All,

I need few clarification on Auto Car Gear BOX.

1. Is there higher possibility of having issue with OLD (Cars more than 15 years OLD) Auto Car Gear BOX?

2. Can they repair in Sri Lanka ?

3. Does it costly to repair auto car gear box?

4. Can we replace Auto Car Gear BOX with manual one?

Your advice is highly appreciated.

Thanks,

Pra

1-yes, auto gearboxes usually give trouble after about 7-8 years.Also since the technology is old they wont perform very well compared to modern auto boxes in terms of fuel efficiency and throttle response

2-Repairing a gearbox is a very complex process, the time and money put into it wouldn't give you any advantages over replacing it with a new one so the best thing is to buy a new gearbox

3-Again yes, it would probably cost the same amount as replacing with a new one

4- Yes these types of conversions are commonly done here but there is no point in doing so cause you wont have any financial gain at the end by the increase of fuel economy from a manual cause the conversion will cost a lot.also not to mention since the conversion is done by a third party and not by the manufacturer the quality of the work cannot be guaranteed.you can easily find a manual version of the car for less, so its pointless.

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Hi All,

I need few clarification on Auto Car Gear BOX.

1. Is there higher possibility of having issue with OLD (Cars more than 15 years OLD) Auto Car Gear BOX?

2. Can they repair in Sri Lanka ?

3. Does it costly to repair auto car gear box?

4. Can we replace Auto Car Gear BOX with manual one?

Your advice is highly appreciated.

Thanks,

Pra

Old gearboxes are prone to hard use. they work via oil pressure and dont have sensors to help change gear. parts can be found from dismantled gearboxes. panchikawatta 'wattha' has loads of used parts for old cars. when you say 15 years old that means like around 95, 96 models. theres parts available for vehicles produced in that time period. nah it aint costly. the newer ones are the ones which are costly and hard to find a fault. yup uato cars can be converted to manual. its very easy. all you need are the gearbox, flywheel, clutchplate, pressureplate, clutch pump lower, clutch pump assembly (upper). piping and thats it. its best to hand it over to a person/garage where they do auto to manual conversions. they will buy and fix the necessary parts. all you need to do is pay. it will cost maximum of 100000/= average price for a car conversion is 50,000 to 80,000

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