Gearbox Issues with Daihatsu Terios 2005 1.3 - Seeking Advice


Hello fellow car enthusiasts,

I'm reaching out to tap into the collective wisdom of this forum regarding some gearbox issues I've been facing with my Daihatsu Terios 2005 1.3. I want to gather some insights before heading to the mechanic, so I can be better informed during our discussions.

Issues I've Observed:

Difficulty in Gear Shifting: Shifting gears has become notably stiffer and harder than before. It's not the smooth process I was used to.

Noisy Transmission: There's a discernible noise when the car is in neutral and during gear changes. It doesn't sound right, and I'm concerned about potential internal damage or wear.

Leaking Transmission Fluid: I've noticed a few spots under my vehicle and upon checking, realized that the transmission fluid level has dropped. It seems like there might be a leak somewhere.

Delayed or Harsh Gear Engagement: There's a noticeable delay when switching from park to drive, and the gear changes feel much harsher than usual.

Has anyone else faced similar issues with their Terios or another model? Any insights into potential causes, fixes, or things to look out for would be greatly appreciated. Additionally, if anyone has recommendations for specific diagnostics or questions I should pose to my mechanic, that would be incredibly helpful.

Thank you in advance for your advice and shared experiences.

Update about the issues I had

Hello everyone,

I wanted to give you all an update on the gearbox issues I posted about earlier. Thanks to the invaluable recommendation from a fellow forum member, I reached out to ASR Gearbox Repairs and I'm pleased to say that my car is now fixed! They managed to repair the gearbox within an astonishing 24 hours.

I'm extremely impressed with their prompt service and the expertise they demonstrated. If any of you find yourselves in a similar situation, I highly recommend giving them a call.

Thank you all for your insights and support throughout this process. It's great to be part of such a helpful community!

Drive safe,