Learning to drive a vehicle is not all the time convenient, and sometimes it may seem like a good solution to select an automatic Peugeot 108, whether it’s for simple convenience or ease of use, this kind of transmission is becoming more and more known. Nevertheless, although they may seem like an excellent solution, there may as well be complications with the automatic gearboxes of your Peugeot 108 . This is exactly the topic of our content. First, we’ll briefly explain the different types of automatic gearboxes, then, in a second step, which complications you may come across with the gearbox of your Peugeot 108 , and, at last, how to resolve them.


The different types of automatic gearbox of a Peugeot 108

Gearboxes have the benefit of being reputed to be solid, as you don’t need to use your clutch pedal and every thing is electronically and mechanically handled there will be no early wear of your clutch or other parts that could be put to the test by misuse on your part.
Nevertheless, based on the kind of automatic transmission your Peugeot 108 is equipped with you will have more or less reliability, we will expose them to you now:

  • Classic automatic gearbox: It will use a torque converter, which will manage the gear changes, it’s the oldest technology, it has evolved quite 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 kind of gearbox is less and less general because they are considered very slow. We as well generally feel a coupling during deceleration.
  • Dual-clutch automatic transmission: This is the best automatic transmission, it functions on the same concept as the robotic transmission, but thanks to its dual clutch, you won’t have any more complications with slow speeds or elevated fuel consumption. They are often equipped on luxury models.
  • Continuously variable automatic box: It is the same principle as on a scooter, a variator will come to control the differences between acceleration and motor speed, they are particularly slow and tend to be unresponsive during the acceleration phases of your Peugeot 108.


I’m having complications with the automatic transmission on my Peugeot 108

We now start the part that surely attracts you the most in this article, what are the complications you may encounter with the automatic transmission of your Peugeot 108? As explained earlier, in general they are more reliable than manual transmissions, however, here are the most important complications you may come across:

  • As explained over, no matter what kind of automatic gearbox, they are generally known to be slow and have inertia when accelerating. Nevertheless, this phenomenon is supposed to happen only when the vehicle is started, not when it is launched. If it feels like it comes about constantly, the clutch or converter is almost certainly dead.
  • I have the impression that a gear in the automatic transmission of my Peugeot 108 no longer shifts or jumps: If you have the impression that your gears no longer shift or tend to jump on your Peugeot 108, there is a part that is most likely to blame for this failure. In truth, the solenoid that acts 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 coming from the automatic gearbox of your Peugeot 108: 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 information
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  • My Peugeot 108’s automatic transmission is leaking: Finally, if your Peugeot 108’s automatic transmission is leaking, it’s most likely one of your spy seals is too worn.

How do I fix automatic transmission complications on a Peugeot 108?

And finally, we’re going to try to give you the solutions to correct the automatic transmission complications on your Peugeot 108 . Find them just below:

  • Oil leak on the automatic gearbox of a Peugeot 108: Discover the source of the leak, and change the concerned gasket, get it done by a specialist, opening a gearbox is not easy. It will cost you a few hundred euros, especially for the labour. Do not hesitate to read our content on gearbox oil leaks on Peugeot 108.
  • Sensor problem: No matter which sensor is concerned, a replacement is the only solution, sensors do not repair themselves, you should count from 100 to a few hundred euros according to the difficulty of access to the one that concerns you.
  • Couplings: If you have complications with the couplings on your Peugeot 108, you will only need to do a whole gearbox replace to gain comfort and preserve your gears.
  • The automatic gearbox of my Peugeot 108 slips: In this case, you clearly have a dead clutch disc, you will have to replace the clutch, and on some models you won’t have the ability to replace it without doing a standard exchange of the gearbox, be prepared to spend more than a thousand euros.

There are other automatic transmission complications on Peugeot 108, such as electronic problems or pressure complications, but this list lists the most important ones, in any case, for such difficult mechanisms. As soon as you feel a problem on this level, we suggest you to go quickly to your mechanic.

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