Learning to drive a car is not constantly unproblematic, and often it may seem like a good solution to choose an automatic Citroen Cactus, whether it’s for very easy convenience or ease of use, this sort of transmission is becoming more and more common. Nevertheless, although they may seem like the best solution, there might also be problems with the automatic gearboxes of your Citroen Cactus . This is precisely the subject of our content page. First, we’ll briefly show you the different types of automatic gearboxes, then, in a second step, which problems you might face with the gearbox of your Citroen Cactus , and, at last, how to solve them.


The different sort of automatic gearbox of a Citroen Cactus

Gearboxes have the advantage of being known to be trustworthy, as you don’t need to use your clutch pedal and every thing is electronically and mechanically controlled there will be no early wear of your clutch or other parts that could be put to the test by misuse on your component.
Nevertheless, depending on the sort of automatic transmission your Citroen Cactus is equipped with you will have more or less reliability, we will expose them to you now:

  • Common automatic gearbox: It will use a torque converter, which will control the gear changes, it’s the oldest technology, it has evolved a lot in the last decades (more gears and a better management of the gear changes).
  • Robotized automatic gearbox: This is a manual gearbox with a robotized mechanism that will change the driver’s action. This sort of gearbox is less and less basic because they are considered very slow. We also generally feel a coupling during deceleration.
  • Dual-clutch automatic transmission: This is the ultimate automatic transmission, it functions on the same principle as the robotic transmission, but thanks to its dual clutch, you won’t have any more problems with slow speeds or increased fuel consumption. They are often equipped on luxury models.
  • Continuously variable automatic box: It is the same concept as on a scooter, a variator will come to control the differences between acceleration and motor speed, they are especially slow and often be unresponsive during the acceleration phases of your Citroen Cactus.


I’m having problems with the automatic transmission on my Citroen Cactus

We now begin the component that definitely attracts you the most in this article, what are the problems you may face with the automatic transmission of your Citroen Cactus? As described earlier, generally speaking they are more reliable than manual transmissions, nevertheless, here are the most important problems you may face:

  • As mentioned above, no matter what sort of automatic gearbox, they are generally established to be slow and have inertia when accelerating. Nevertheless, this phenomenon is supposed to occur only when the car is started, not when it is launched. If it feels like it occurs constantly, the clutch or converter is most certainly dead.
  • I have the feeling that a gear in the automatic transmission of my Citroen Cactus no longer shifts or jumps: If you have the feeling that your gears no longer shift or often jump on your Citroen Cactus, there is a component that is most certainly responsible for this failure. In fact, the solenoid that works as a “switch” to engage the gears must not be functioning properly, second option, a speed or engine unit speed sensor may be faulty and send the wrong information to your gearbox.
  • If you experience drops caused by the automatic gearbox of your Citroen Cactus: If you experience a clutch when you go up or when you slow down, it is either your oil which is too old and which does not lubricate any more adequately all the mechanisms of your gearbox, or else a sensor which gives bad info
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  • My Citroen Cactus’s automatic transmission is leaking: Finally, if your Citroen Cactus’s automatic transmission is leaking, it’s most probably one of your spy seals is too worn.

How do I fix automatic transmission problems on a Citroen Cactus?

And finally, we’re going to try to give you the methods to correct the automatic transmission problems on your Citroen Cactus . Find them just below:

  • Oil leak on the automatic gearbox of a Citroen Cactus: Find the source of the leak, and change the concerned gasket, get it conducted by a specialist, opening a gearbox is not easy. It will cost you a few hundred euros, especially for the labour. Do not think twice to read our content page on gearbox oil leaks on Citroen Cactus.
  • Sensor problem: No matter which sensor is involved, a replacement is the only solution, sensors do not repair themselves, you should count from 100 to a few hundred euros dependent on the difficulty of access to the one that concerns you.
  • Couplings: If you have problems with the couplings on your Citroen Cactus, you will only need to do a whole gearbox change to gain comfort and preserve your gears.
  • The automatic gearbox of my Citroen Cactus slips: In this instance, you certainly have a dead clutch disc, you will have to change the clutch, and on some models you won’t be able to change it without doing a standard exchange of the gearbox, be prepared to spend more than a thousand euros.

There are other automatic transmission problems on Citroen Cactus, such as electronic problems or pressure problems, but this list lists the most important ones, whatever the case, for such complex mechanisms. As soon as you feel a problem on this level, we suggest you to go fairly quickly to your mechanic.

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