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I am new to the forum but have been a happy Chevrolet owner for many years. I have a Lacetti Automatic 1.8 5 door.

I do need some help at the moment though and hoping someone can help me - my service garage has been unable to source parts to fix a problem I am having and I was able to identify the problem and required part via this forum (througha 2014 post) which was brilliant.

BUT now my garage is saying they need to find the part number on the actual part itself but they don't know where the part is within the car!! Please can someone help - he needs to know where it is situated so he can look at the number before ordering the part.

So, firstly can anyone tell me where the AUTOMATIC GEARBOX SELECTOR ROTARY SWITCH is.

And secondly, do you know where we could actually source this part.

The problem I am having is similar to two of your members who posted the resolution so I am sure this is it now. (THE PROBLEM - Sometimes when I put my car into reverse out of my drive, there is a significant jolt, the engine warning light comes onand from then onwards for a couple of journeys there is low power when accelerating in "Drive". But after a couple of journeys my car goes back to normal for a few days and then the problem happens again). oN AND OFF A COUPLE OF TIMES A WEEK.

I am feeling pretty desperate now as this has been an ongoing saga!

Many thanks in advance.

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Don't own a Lacetti Auto, so can't help with the part number, but do suggest that you try using the services of an auto transmission specialist, rather than a main dealer or other 'general' garage.

Auto specialists are far more likey to diagnose the issue 'first time', will know how to work on it correctly, (auto transmissions are amongst the most complex systems on a car) and will be able to obtain the required parts more quickly and often cheaper than most other outfits.

The same transmission in your car will also be found in other GM vehicles and doubtless cars made by different manufacturers. Auto specialists will know the details of this and so are able to cross-reference identical parts from other suppliers.
For these reasons they usualy end-up as working-out as the cheapest, (as well as most efficient) option for repairs.
 

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KarenB said:
Hi  
I am new to the forum but have been a happy Chevrolet owner for many years.  I have a Lacetti Automatic 1.8 5 door. 
 
I do need some help at the moment though and hoping someone can help me - my service garage has been unable to source parts to fix a problem I am having and I was able to identify the problem and required part via this forum (through a 2014 post) which was brilliant. 
 
BUT now my garage is saying they need to find the part number on the actual part itself but they don't know where the part is within the car!!  Please can someone help - he needs to know where it is situated so he can look at the number before ordering the part. 
 
So, firstly can anyone tell me where the AUTOMATIC GEARBOX SELECTOR ROTARY SWITCH is.
 
And secondly, do you know where we could actually source this part. 
 
The problem I am having is similar to two of your members who posted the resolution so I am sure this is it now.  (THE PROBLEM - Sometimes when I put my car into reverse out of my drive, there is a significant jolt, the engine warning light comes on and from then onwards for a couple of journeys there is low power when accelerating in "Drive".  But after a couple of journeys my car goes back to normal for a few days and then the problem happens again).  oN AND OFF A COUPLE OF TIMES A WEEK. 
 
I am feeling pretty desperate now as this has been an ongoing saga!
 
Many thanks in advance.
 
KarenB.
 
Welcome.

Question i must ask, is when was the transmission fluid last changed ? Jolting as you call it is an effect of dirty fluid and a fouled pan filter. The automatic gearbox works with a torque converter, if its not getting enough fluid, the engine warning lamp is likely.
 

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Hi, I'm have no idea when the fluid would have been changed but I checked the checklist on my last services in 2014 and 2015 and it wasn't done then. So definitely something to ask my garage to look at - thanks very much!
 

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Hi, thanks very much for your advice. That makes good sense and given that my local garage is already struggling to help me Iwill go to a transmission specialist as you advise. I have been in touch with a specialist and awaiting a reply with confirmation that they can help.
Thanks again for your time, I will update when I have a healthy car again!
 

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Hi im new on here i have just bought a 1995 safari astro van and someone just smashed the drivers side t slider middle quater glass trying to break in does anyone on here kno where to get glass for astro vans ?
 

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There is no Astro day van sub forum on this site.Google Astro van owners club, or American vehicle spare parts.
 

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Welcome to just answer

The fault is commonly the transmission range sensor, which detects the gear that you are in and which gear the selector has been set to, it's likely that the sensor had failed, however the wiring must be checked as well as it's common for a break to occur.

The problem should be covered by your warranty, and will likely involve removing and stripping the gearbox to change the sensor.

Hope this helps.

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Don't own a Lacetti Auto, so can't help with the part number, but do suggest that you try using the services of an auto transmission specialist, rather than a main dealer or other 'general' garage.

Auto specialists are far more likey to diagnose the issue 'first time', will know how to work on it correctly, (auto transmissions are amongst the most complex systems on a car) and will be able to obtain the required parts more quickly and often cheaper than most other outfits.

The same transmission in your car will also be found in other GM vehicles and doubtless cars made by different manufacturers. Auto specialists will know the details of this and so are able to cross-reference identical parts from other suppliers.
For these reasons they usualy end-up as working-out as the cheapest, (as well as most efficient) option for repairs.

part number also fits many other !! well done buddy !!
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Lacetti Car, I can't quite understand the relevance of your Post on a topic which is almost five yeas old !
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