Automatic transmission selector mechanism check (Every 12 000 miles or 12 months)

Carry out a thorough road test, ensuring that all gearchanges occur smoothly without snatching, and without an increase in engine speed between changes. Check that all gear positions can be engaged with the appropriate movement of the selector lever, and with the vehicle at rest. Check the operation of the parking pawl when “P” is selected.

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    Fluid leak check (Every 6000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months)
    1 Visually inspect the engine joint faces, gaskets and seals for any signs of water or oil leaks. Pay particular attention to the areas around the rocker cover, cylinder head, oil filter and sump ...

    Sump - removal and refitting
    Note: New gaskets and sealing strips will be required for refitting, and sealing compound will be required to coat the gasket faces. Removal 1 If the engine is in the vehicle, proceed as follows, ...

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