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    Jumping out of gear.

    I currently have a mk3 1.6 8valve Astra (P plate) and have a problem with it jumping out of 5th gear.

    I recon I would probably be as well getting a recon box but I have 2 questions first:

    1. Has anybody else had the same problem and was it easy to fix
    2. How do I tell what model of gearbox is in it at the moment.

    As always just trying to get it sorted as cheap as poss.

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    I think the gearbox number is stamped on the gearbox. It may not be though.
    If i was you though just don't use 5th, stay in 4th. It is probably just worn.
    My mk3,117K, and the engine is still going strong
    shame about the car shell tho,lol.

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    Thought I would be ok just driving about in 4th too.

    Unfortunately I still forget, change up to 5th and wonder why the car is screaming its nu*s off.

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    You would be better replacing the gearbox as if there are any lose bits inside & they get caught up inside, they can cause total failure

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    Have you had the 'box checked? could be the selectors not the box and if it is i'd b cheaper gettin em repaired

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    A garage mentioned it could be the selectors but didn't seem too keen to have a look.........probably though it was not worth his while

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    re: Jumping out of gear.

    How do you check if your gearbox is going??
    My mk3,117K, and the engine is still going strong
    shame about the car shell tho,lol.

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    re: Jumping out of gear.

    my mrk 4 astra is doing this too,

    also sometimes its hard to put it in reverse?

    dont know what it could be?

    Lew

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    Lew

    yours sounds more like it could be the gear linkage/mech that is needing adjusted.

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    Finally found out that my model had either a F13 or F15 gearbox fitted.

    Next question is, anyone know which one would be better or are they about the same?

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