Car problems

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  1. wizzywig27 macrumors regular

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    Hi all

    I am hoping for some advice, but feel like a bit of a plonker asking really. Having recently just passed my driving test I have never been in this position before.

    I had a problem with the gearbox/clutch on my car. when the clutch is pressed my car makes a clicking/tapping/rattling noise. I took it to a local clutch 'expert' who advise me it is definitely not the clutch. I took it to a garage that was recommended to me, who had a quick look over and advise me it 'sounds like the gearbox' - so he orders me a second hand one in.

    my question: if it is not the gearbox, and the sound persists where do I stand? I could be spending around £300 on something that is not broken.

    I don't want to be an idiot about it, however I did go to him for advice and he suggested that. Or is it the case with garages that suggestions are made in good faith?
     
  2. heehee macrumors 68020

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    Is the car moving at all? Why don't you take it to another garage to have a look and see what they say? You should always get multiple quotes if you don't know the garage or what he problem is.
     
  3. wizzywig27 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah car moves ok. it does struggle in certain gears (mainly 3rd) - when climbing hills (but going fast enough) the noise is very prominent. It also but sometimes struggles to go into 1st and 3rd.
     
  4. kggf macrumors newbie

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    Sounds like some of the teeth inside the gearbox might be grinded down. I guess someone grinded it until it fits.

    Whats the milage?
     
  5. wizzywig27, Oct 8, 2013
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    wizzywig27 thread starter macrumors regular

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    its a Ford Fiesta 2004 (Sep) with 92k on clock

    oh yeah, it also grinds the gears (crunching noise) if I go from neutral to reverse, but 1st to reverse is fine
     

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