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I have 2011 captiva 7 lx diesel you have your foot flat to…

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Hi I have 2011 captiva 7 lx diesel you have your foot flat to the floor and the car won’t accelerate until you reach about 2500rpm it also doesn’t log a code I have had it scanned there is no engine light

Mechanic's Assistant: Hi there. Do you notice any knocking noises or a burning smell while accelerating?

No and not blowing smoke or anything runs fine once boost kicks in

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the approximate mileage on your 2011 Kicks?

215000

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No just trying to figure out why there is no acceleration

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AU Auto Mechanic: Gary, Australia Car Mechanic replied 1 year ago
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I would be performing a volume/pressure test of the intank fuel pump, which supplies the engine high pressure pump.

Strange you have no codes.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I have done a bit of research and I think it may be the trans ecu I think it may trying to take off in 3rd not first hence the delay till Approximately 30kph or 2500rpm do think this is possible
AU Auto Mechanic: Gary, Australia Car Mechanic replied 1 year ago

4th is the default gear in a 6 speed.

Yes, will be sluggish and difficult to drive, but the default can get you home.

If the transmission is not shifting, you need to get to a Holden dealer or a good transmission shop as soon as possible.

Captiva transmission failure is quite common.

Early vehicles were breaking the front diff hemisphere, the bolts came loose, and ground the case away.

Gary

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Once you get to 30kmph or 2500rpm it drives great plenty of power not blowing smoke no knocks or noises
AU Auto Mechanic: Gary, Australia Car Mechanic replied 1 year ago

Does the transmission change gears?

Starting off in 4th, it sounds like it has no upshift occuring, even to 5th and 6th on the highway above 70km or so?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
it changes up gears and drives fine once you get to that 2500rpm
AU Auto Mechanic: Gary, Australia Car Mechanic replied 1 year ago

Ok, you need to have the car inspected as soon as you can. Some of these types of faults end up being easy for dealer tech, but there are also terminal failures, when oil sample shows metal flowing around, jamming up the valve body.

With no engine light on, which would show if the ECM or TCM logged codes, I would say unusual for a Captiva.

Any accessories fitted to your Captiva?

I have seen a transmission replaced in one, where the cause was a poorly fitted electronic rust module.

Gary

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No no accessories I have had it inspected by 2 mechanics they don’t really have any suggestions other then possibly the transmission ecu I just thought you might have some insight or suggestions
AU Auto Mechanic: Gary, Australia Car Mechanic replied 1 year ago

I have driven many Captiva which intermittent transmissions issues, no upshift, slipping shifts etc.

Many are internal trans failure, common across Captiva and Cruze, some are a wiring fault, and some are the trans module.

These are too specialised for small workshops to diagnose. You need a GM dealer, preferably Holden dealer if you still have one near you.

Without an engine light coming on, it is hard to diagnose further, since I am not with you.

I wish you well moving forward with a good workshop.

They should be able to look at transmission data, what is the commanded gear etc.

Gary

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