Fiat Punto mark l ll lll Gearbox

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The Fiat Punto mark l ll lll Gearbox

Just like that of a manual gearbox, the automatic gearbox’s primary job is to allow the engine to operate in its narrow range of speeds while providing a wide range of output speeds.

Without a gearbox, cars would be limited to one gear ratio, and that ratio would have to be selected to allow the car to travel at the desired top speed. If you wanted a top speed of 80 mph, then the gear ratio would be similar to third gear in most manual gearbox cars.

What to watch out for

Watch for leaks or stains under the car: – If there is a persistent red oil leak that you are sure is coming from your car, you should have your shop check to see if it is coming from your gearbox or possibly from your power steering system (most power steering systems also use gearbox fluid and leaks can appear on the ground in roughly the same areas as gearbox leaks.) If all you see is a few drops on the ground, you may be able to postpone repairs as long as you check your fluid level often (but check with your technician to be sure.) If gearbox fluid levels go down below minimum levels serious gearbox damage can occur (the same advice goes for power steering leaks as well.)

Check fluid for colour and odour: – Most manufacturers require that you check gearbox fluid levels when the vehicle is running and on level ground. Pull the gearbox dipstick out and check the fluid for colour and odour. Volante gearbox fluid is transparent red oil that looks something like cherry cough syrup. If the fluid is cloudy or muddy, or it has a burned odour, you should have it checked by your technician who will most likely advise you to drain your gearbox and refill or gearbox tune-up.

Be sensitive to new noises, vibrations and shift behaviour: – A modern gearbox should shift smoothly and quietly under light acceleration. Heavier acceleration should produce firmer shifts at higher speeds. If shift points are erratic or you hear noises when shifting, you should have it checked out immediately. Whining noises coming from the floorboard are also a cause for concern. If caught early, many problems can be resolved without costly gearbox overhauls. Even if you feel that you can’t afford repairs at this time, you should at least have it checked. The technician may be able to give you some hints on what to do and not do to prolong the gearbox life until you can afford the repair.

Automatic Gearbox fluid oil

A vehicle with automatic gearbox is one that changes gears automatically as the vehicle moves meaning that the driver doesn’t have to do it. You’d be able to recognise an automatic car because where you’d usually see a gearstick with the gears marked on the top, you’ll see something that looks a bit more like a lever – this is automatic gearbox and will have various letters on the casing – including (P) – Park, (R) – Reverse, (N) Neutral or no gear and (D) – drive.

Automatic is the most common form of gearbox in the USA; however manual gearboxes have always been more common here in the UK. This is changing though as in recent years more and more cars have been manufactured with either option available for both the markets.

To operate the automatic gearbox, a car will need Automatic Gearbox Fluid (ATF). This stops corrosive damage, provides essential lubrication and is mostly made up of refined petroleum that has gone through a process that results in properties that assist a smoother gearbox and increase the life of the system – although the ATF system will need to be kept in tip-top condition with regular services as the car gets older.

It’s fair to say though, hardly anyone ever makes the effort to change the gearbox fluid – in fact many drivers wouldn’t even know where to start looking because it’s usually quite well hidden away.

You’ll know that you need to pay attention to the automatic gearbox fluid, if you find that the gear changes aren’t happening as smoothly as you might expect. Ideally, you should really aim to check the ATF once a month anyway so that you can spot any potential issues before they become a real and expensive problem to fix.

To check the ATF on your car you should take the following steps:

First of all, make sure that you find out which type of ATF fluid you should be using. This information should be in your owner’s manual – if not contact the manufacturer who should be able to tell you.

  • Park your car so that it is level on the ground (slanting in either direction could will alter your fluid readings) and leave the gears in either Park or Neutral. This is one of the few procedures that might require an idling engine but it does depend on the car so you need to check your owner’s manual first and find out. If it does require the engine to be running, start the car up and wait for it to warm.
  • Locate the ATF dipstick – it is often a lot shorter than the dipstick for the engine oil but should look virtually the same. In some cases it will have a label on it, so your job will be made much easier!
  • Take the dipstick out.
  • Wipe the dipstick down with a cloth or rag, put it back into the hole it came from, make sure it goes all the way back down to the bottom and pull it out again.
  • The colour and smell of ATF can also indicate problems. Wipe the fluid onto a white sheet of paper or kitchen towel. It will usually be red, and should be transparent and clean in appearance and free of black bits or flakes. It does become a more reddish-brown with age but should not be dark or black or smell of burning. If the fluid has any of these characteristics, seek professional advice.
  • Check the top of the dipstick and see if the fluid marking comes up to the ‘full’ line. Also check that you are looking at the warm reading – there should be one for ‘warm’ and one for ‘cold’.
  • If the fluid does not come up to the ‘full’ line then you will need to add some. Remember that ATF shouldn’t be ‘used’ as such, so if it is low, it’s likely that there is a leak. You will need to get this checked out as soon as possible as if left, it can lead to expensive repairs on the gearbox system.
  • To add the fluid simply use a funnel to pour it into the system (usually the hole will be tiny). You should add it slowly and keep checking the dipstick until it reaches the ‘full’ point. Remember that if you add too much you’ll have a heck of time taking it out again!!
  • Make sure the dipstick is back in securely when you’ve finished.

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