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    Astra Coupe, gearbox knackered

    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,

    James

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    this happened exactly the same me mate pulled out of a junction in 1st gave it some beens changed into 2nd and a horrid noise same as u described turns out its a common fault on 1.8 coupe gearboxes so vauxhall told me something todo with the 2nd gear so i got my mechanic to have a look and he confirmed it was a gearbox so had a recon one and clutch and fitted all for just over 900 pounds which is alot but ii needed it doing

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