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I have 2007 RR Supercharged with 224,000kms. I took the car to a garage to replace my brake pads and disks. Once I took it back I noticed the transmission was slipping when shifting gears. On my way to work I got "Transmission Fault Limited Gears Only" and the transmission was stuck in 5th gear. It went away when I switched off the car and back on but the shifting issue is still there. So I took the car back to the garage to see if they've done anything to the car, but it's not possible that changing brake pads and disks would affect the transmission in any way. It was just a weird coincidence. But the garage was happy to diagnose the issue for me so they hooked up the fault reader to the car and these are the codes I got:

P0783-64:3-4 Shift
P0829-62: 5-6 Shift

At this point I took the car to a different garage which I trust and a day later he told me the transmission is gone and needs to be rebuilt.

Now a bit of history: When I got the car 2 years ago (with 171,000km) I already had the same issue and had the transmission overhauled (for approx. 2000$). But it's worth noting that the valve body was not replaced. The transmission since then was shifting ok (except for an issue when cruising at highway speed and then I suddenly floor it, the car would hesitate and RPM would momentarily drop and then it would aggressively shift down along with a strong kick. But I learned to live with it and it was not a big deal. The guy told me if you want this to go away then the valve body needs to be replaced.)

Fast forward to today after only 53,000kms I got the same issue. Now the garage is offering me to do the same repair job he did 2 years back but I'm really hesitant about this as I don't want to pay this much again just for it break down again at any moment.

So I'm considering a brand new transmission to be installed. I checked with the guy and he estimated that a new transmission + labour would run me around 4600$ which is double the amount my other option. But at least I'll have the piece of mind of not having to worry about it failing any time soon. BTW the transmission is possibly a refurbished from Land Rover not brand new, I'm not sure. But I think a brand new transmission would cost more than that.

Now I'm considering my options. Is it worth it to just get new transmission or just risk it and do the cheaper repair? I do like the car, it's not my main car but I use it a lot for work so I'm thinking if it's worth it to buy a transmission that's equal to how much the whole car is worth.

Would appreciate your input guys.
 

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I am the second owner of a 2008 RRSC. After 10 years of ownership the first owner had to install a rebuilt transmission. The transmission was $5K Cdn and labour was $3K Cdn so I think the quote you received is about right. I think I would ask why it needs to be fixed a second time. If a second fix is likely to last until you sell the car that might be the best choice unless you want it to be good for another owner.
 

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The second fix would be the same as the first fix, which means it's probably going to to break down again after 50,000km at best. I'm not planning to sell the car any time soon and I drive a long distance to work every day so I can pretty much cover 50k in one year or so. So I'm not sure if it's worth it to spend 2000$. I'm thinking a new transmission is the better investment in the long run but I'm still unsure.
 

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Do you know if it was the rear stator shaft bush which had worn last time (due to ZF trying out a lead-free material that didn’t work), and was replaced?





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Do you know if it was the rear stator shaft bush which had worn last time (due to ZF trying out a lead-free material that didn’t work), and was replaced?





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Sorry for the late reply Phil, but it was quite a busy weekend. As for your question, I'm not mechanically inclined in any way so I really couldn't answer you. My understanding according to the guy is that the clutches were worn out and needed to be replaced among other things.

I ended up pulling the plug on a new transmission assembly (part number: TGD500600). The car is still at the shop to install the new transmission. I hope all goes well.
 
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