Fiat Bravo Gearbox
We are one of the largest suppliers of both reconditioned Fiat Bravo Gearboxes in the UK, we are specialising in gearboxes for cars, vans and light commercials. Many people look for totally reconditioned Fiat Bravo Gearboxes but can supply new, second hand and even low mileage parts with a 100% warranty and free postage.
The new Fiat Bravo Highlights
The new Bravo is an important model in Fiat’s revamped line up and is key to the Italian carmaker expanding into more diverse markets. The one model will not only be spawning wagon and crossover variants, but possibly a new Cabrio and MPV as well. This latest rendering reveals what the crossover version will likely be styled like when it finally hits the roads in late 2009.
The crossover is being co-developed with sister brand Alfa Romeo, which is developing its own premium version to tackle the upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan and Audi Q5. Unlike its rivals, the Bravo crossover is expected to be available in both FWD and AWD configurations and could even be big enough to seat seven.
Key features of the crossover will be its raised ride height, protective under body panels and plastic side cladding and a new front bumper with integrated fog lights. Basic styling will be very similar to the Bravo hatch on which it’s based, but a longer wheelbase and wider track will undoubtedly give it more presence.
Production of the new model will be handled by Fiat’s Miafiori plant, which is currently under utilized producing the Multipla MPV. Even with the Bravo crossover, there will be still room for further models at Miafiori, so expect to see the aforementioned convertible and MPV versions of the Bravo be given the green light.
How to check an automatic gearbox
First, check the Bravo gearbox fluid level and condition with the engine idling, gearbox in “Park” (some cars may have different procedure, refer to owner’s manual) remove the automatic gearbox dipstick and wipe it out with the clean cloth. Then insert it back and pull out again. Check the Bravo fluid level, low level may indicate a gearbox leak. Look at the fluid very closely. It helps to drip the fluid on a white paper to be able to see fluid condition. The fluid on the paper should be clean and transparent, without any metal filings or black flakes. New fluid usually comes red. Over the time and with much use, it becomes more brownish, but it shouldn’t be black. Look at the image on the left. Try to smell the fluid. It should not have a burnt smell. All this may seem to be difficult for you, but when you check few similar cars, you’ll be able to see the difference. If you discover that gearbox fluid is too dirty or black, or smells burnt, avoid buying such a car. Keep in mind, however, that some modern cars simply don’t have the gearbox dipstick and require special procedure performed in a garage to check the fluid level. In this case, the only way to check it is a test drive.
Once you’ve decided that you need a new gearbox for your vehicle, call our help line to talk to our representative to assist you with your car part today.
When buying a used car, the gearbox is one of the most important parts to check. We strongly recommend having a used car inspected by a mechanic before buying it, it will well worth it. When buying a used car first checks the used car history records; it may save you some time and money. If the used car history report shows that the car you want to buy was used as a rental vehicle or has been involved in an accident, there is no point to even look at it. Ask the previous owner or salesperson if any repair has been done to the gearbox. If the gearbox is already rebuilt, try to avoid buying such a car. It’s not like all rebuilt gearbox will have problems – some of them work even better than before. The problem is that not all gearbox shops can do equally the same high-quality job. And since there is no way to verify if it was rebuilt properly or not, it’s better not to take chances. Another thing to be concern about, ask if the car you are looking for was used for towing a trailer. Bravo gearboxes wear out quicker in many cars that were used for towing a trailer.
Bravo Gearbox fluid should be changed periodically. Your owner’s manual should give you the recommended intervals which could be anywhere from 15,000 miles to 100,000 miles. Most gearbox experts recommend changing the fluid and filter every 25,000 miles.
Few gearboxes have drain plugs to drain the old fluid. In order to get the fluid out, the technician removes the gearbox oil pan. This is quite a messy job and generally not recommended for the casual do-it-yourselfer. Even if the gearbox has a drain plug, the only way to also change the gearbox filter is to remove the pan. When the pan is down, the technician can check for metal shavings and other debris which are indicators of impending gearbox problems.
In most cases during these gearboxes services, only about half the oil is able to be removed from the unit. This is because much of the oil is in the torque converter and cooler lines and cannot be drained without major disassembly. The fluid change intervals are based on the fact that some old fluid remains in the system.
When the Bravo gearboxes is serviced, make sure that the correct fluid is used to re-fill it. Each gearbox manufacturer has their own recommendation for the proper fluid to use and the internal components are designed for that specific formula. GM usually uses Dexron, Fords prior to 1983 use Type F while later models use Mercon. Late model Chrysler products use ATF +3 +4 (Not using the correct fluid for Nexia gearboxes is the most common reason for their gearbox problems.) Toyota sometimes uses Type T which is only available through Toyota and Lexus Parts departments. Honda also specs out their own formula which is available from Honda or Acura parts departments. A gearbox will not work properly or may even slip or shudder with the incorrect fluid, so make sure that you double check. Your owner’s manual will tell you which fluid is required. Naturally, the owner’s manual will try to convince you to only use the manufacturer’s branded fluid, but they will also provide you with the specs for the oil. If the aftermarket product indicates on its container that they meet or exceed the specs for a particular type of gearbox fluid, it is generally ok to use that product.
If your car Fiat Bravo Gearbox is worn out or won’t go smoothly then you may need to replace it, call telephone support line on 0905 232 0099 for your gearbox part or check it out on our simple ‘Quick Find’.