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post #1 of 33 Old 04-19-2010, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all,
I have a 2004 C-Max, purchased in 2005 from Ford Direct. It has always been serviced by main dealer.
A few weeks ago I started to have problems, I took it into Dealer who eventually diagnosed gearbox probs
which would require new gearbox, it is a semi auto. At 49,000 miles I was not very pleased. I contacted
several specialists who would not touch it due to unavailability of parts. I am now landed with bill for 4,000
for a car which was only worth that 2 mths ago. 10,000 to 0 in 5years
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post #2 of 33 Old 04-20-2010, 11:55 PM
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sorry to hear you're having gearbox probs,i take it you've got the cvt one, i have too, touch wood i've had mine over a year and it's behaving itself, but i'm seriously thinking of looking out for an engine and manual box complete and if and when the time comes i shall swap the whole lot over. Hope you get it sorted soon

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Im thinking of buying a2006 1.6 ghia auto diesel with CVT transmission, iv read the horror stories, do they still apply to this model, please tell me before i buy one.
Thanks in advance,
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I think from what other people have been saying on here the answer is probably going to be yes - my understanding is that the CVT auto can be problematical.

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thank you olliesgrandad, its not the answer i wanted to hear, but you are confirming what i have read.
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I am an auto lover and would much rather drive a decent auto than manual if it was in the right car.

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My parents had a cvt Volvo 440 (1994) from new & serviced by Volvo.
Gearbox packed up at 22,000.
Had it replaced 2500
Got onto Volvo HQ ( England) & complained that this gearbox was designed for city/medium distance work & it should not have gone wrong.
Result cos the refunded 2000.
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Thanks MM, it just seems to get worse.
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Im thinking of buying a2006 1.6 ghia auto diesel with CVT transmission, iv read the horror stories, do they still apply to this model, please tell me before i buy one.
Thanks in advance,
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just leave cvt auto diesel alone. ford do not support and restrict the relevent spare parts avaialability . thus only option whole new g/box =FOUR THOUSAND POUNDS




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As stated in previous post I have CFT 23 auto trans gearbox. Packed up at 49000mls. From hours scouring internet and contacting specialist gearbox repairers and contacting Ford CRC the only option is a recon gearbox costing 4,000 to purchase. Ford appear to be stubborn on this matter and say that as it is a sealed unit it is not possible to get parts and dealerships are unable to diagnose or repair any faults. Due to the sealed unit design they cannot set a life expectancy. I may be David against Goliath but am not going to take this 'tough luck' attitude. I am a 68yr old retired pensioner.
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