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Holden Viva 2009 - when in low gear or reversing, usually

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Holden Viva 2009 - when in low gear or reversing, usually when hasn't been driven far in the morning, after driving to our drop-off station, car shudders a bit and today conked out as I pulled up. Engine light also coming on when this happens. Engine light usually goes off after a while - sometimes not till next day. Only happening every now and then, but becoming more frequent. No shuddering in higher gears. Not sure if 'gears' is the correct word - it is auto transmission.
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: Brakes are fine. Is transmission part of the engine? I did get a reconditioned motor, but otherwise it's the original 2009.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No, but had a service a couple of weeks ago, and mechanic didn't seem too sure what it might be. But suggested probably something to do with the transmission.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Just thought it may be a known issue.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

We need to scan the car for codes.

Typical for Viva is P0107, P0300, P0700, P0705.

Supercheap can do this for you for $14.

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary