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Hi y'all

Looking for a bit of advice, my gear change has just gone really crunchy, and difficult to shift, I've checked the fluid level and everything seems fine, when the engines switched off they gears change fine and it seems to be worse going down the box

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Any ideas what the problem is

And is it ok to drive for a few days as running backwards and forwards to hospital at the minute
 

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Got a suspicion that your clutch is not operating properly. When the car is at rest and you put it in gear with the clutch fully depressed, does the car creep forward under power? If so, then the clutch is not releasing fully. Other problems could be with the synchromesh but as that is outwith my knowledge base, I'll leave for others to comment.
 

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more than likely its the clutch/pressure plate thats worn
 

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If its a pressure plate is it a DIY do able job better left to a garage and would it be ok to drive on for a few days
 

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You could drive on....but.

As most of the 'clutch' specialists have deals most of the time, I would shop around for a few quotes and check with you local, trusted, independent garage if you have one.
 

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Any ideas on what I should be paying .?

I'm on me way out so won't reply for a few hours
 

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Sorry Phil I've got an auto


I'm sure another forum member has an idea of cost.
 

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iirc mr clutch was doing them for £249 plus vat, i also have a noteauto
 

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Some Mr Clutch locations have a really bad reputation (extra work etc.) so while yours may be OK - caveat emptor.
 

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You will want a new clutch slave cylinder as well.

Modern systems use a concentric cylinder design, only accessed from inside the bell housing (so you have to pay the same labour charge as a clutch change)
These <strike>are so poorly designed and cheaply made that they</strike> are supposed to be changed when the clutch is done.


The fault may actually be the clutch slave or master cylinder, or even the flexible hose that carries the fluid.


(I had a Saab once that went crunchy, got so bad that you could only get a gear when the engine was stopped. The hydraulic hose from gearbox to car had gone soft and expanded when I pressed the pedal. A new one fixed it.)
 
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