Pleeease anyone mechanically minded seeing as im a white elephant when it comes to these things...
I've got a 1.8 16v Astra Coupe and last night when accelerating away rather hard i put it in to 2nd gear and crunched it badly (how great does this make me sound..) anyway, i tried putting it in again and it just made noise, no gear, just revs, i put it in to 3rd and all my other gears work 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and reverse, it is noisey though, sounds like how a mud flap dragging off your car on the road would.
I've been told i may have just knocked the aligning out, or the arm might have broken? This is where i'm confused, is there just the one selection arm? in which case surely i would have no gears?? Or is there one on each gear?
More importantly is it time to get looking for another gear box?
Thanks in advance,