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Toyota Vitz 2009 Gear Box repair

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I am very new to cars. I have a vitz 2009 model and its mileage 80000 Km now. When I drive I can feel the gear changing automatically, so I think its time to a gear box repair. So I need to know whether 80K is the normal gear box repair interval or else. If I change gear box oil and wait until 100K? And how much cost to have a gear box repair?

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Better get a trusted friend with some experience in vehicles, preferably a vitz with a similar gearbox (I assume CVT) to drive it and see whether it really has a problem. If the car has been properly maintained with timely CVT oil changes, it is unlikely to cause problems at 80k km assuming the milage is genuine. The other option is to take the car to the agents to have a look. Your local 'makabass' may take you for a ride if he gets to know you have no clue so better avoid them.

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1 hour ago, Isuma said:

I am very new to cars. I have a vitz 2009 model and its mileage 80000 Km now. When I drive I can feel the gear changing automatically, so I think its time to a gear box repair. So I need to know whether 80K is the normal gear box repair interval or else. If I change gear box oil and wait until 100K? And how much cost to have a gear box repair?

Has the gearbox oil ever been changed??

 

If people bother to change fluids on time and carry out periodic preventive maintenance then there should be no need to contend with a large repair at such a low mileage

 

Just because the shifting is a little pronounced jumping to a conclusion that the gearbox needs to be repaired is premature and excessive I feel. As @CNX said, have a sound qualified professional at recognized outfit (the agents even) have a look at it.

Don't give them ideas saying the gearbox is broken because people will happily try to sell you a reconditioned box with no mileage provenance if they know you're trigger happy and uninitiated.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Isuma said:

I am very new to cars. I have a vitz 2009 model and its mileage 80000 Km now. When I drive I can feel the gear changing automatically, so I think its time to a gear box repair. So I need to know whether 80K is the normal gear box repair interval or else. If I change gear box oil and wait until 100K? And how much cost to have a gear box repair?

YOM 2009 means 10+ years. 80,000 km is highly unlikely otherwise it used as a second car or just used in weekends.

Just for your info that, one of my friend sold this 2007 vitz at 145,000 km having no issues in GB. I sold my vitz 2007 at 110,000 km in end 2014 without any issue in GB.  

Anyway,

When did you buy it? How many km's used by you?

Do you know about the history of the car? 

Last CVT oil replacement interval? (age is matter than millage if millage is genuine) 

 

 

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4 hours ago, gayanath said:

YOM 2009 means 10+ years. 80,000 km is highly unlikely otherwise it used as a second car or just used in weekends.

Just for your info that, one of my friend sold this 2007 vitz at 145,000 km having no issues in GB. I sold my vitz 2007 at 110,000 km in end 2014 without any issue in GB.  

Anyway,

When did you buy it? How many km's used by you?

Do you know about the history of the car? 

Last CVT oil replacement interval? (age is matter than millage if millage is genuine) 

 

 

I bought it n 2015 and I used about 30k . I think now it is due time to oil replacement. Oil replacement should be done by 40k right?

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1 hour ago, Isuma said:

I bought it n 2015 and I used about 30k . I think now it is due time to oil replacement. Oil replacement should be done by 40k right?

If you used this 30k, then you are very familiar with CVT and you should know how CVT behaves. (Actually why I asked this question is CVT behavior is bit different than conventional auto)

Regarding oil replacement, honestly, it's lifetime in normal conditions and 90,000 km or 6 years (whichever comes first) for severe conditions (according to the manufacture). Therefore, no harm changing it at any point less than 90,000 km or 6 years (theoretically) under which ever the conditions but our people replacing more sooner as a practice. 

If you feel some difference, you could replace oil and observe as the first step since it is the easiest and low cost method with minimum effect to the car. The level adjustment is the only tricky point so go to a reputed place. 

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I am very new to cars. I have a vitz 2009 model and its mileage 80000 Km now. When I drive I can feel the gear changing automatically, so I think its time to a gear box repair. So I need to know whether 80K is the normal gear box repair interval or else. If I change gear box oil and wait until 100K? And how much cost to have a gear box repair?
Have you done any recent Gear Box Oil change??? Usually it is recommended to change in between 20k-25k (depending on the usage)

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12 hours ago, thilinamc said:

Have you done any recent Gear Box Oil change??? Usually it is recommended to change in between 20k-25k (depending on the usage)

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Dude...... Vitz made in Japan with Japanese quality standards. Not in India or China.... 🔨🔨🔨 😎

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