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    Gearbox BANG! now no 3rd :(

    Elo, wondering if anyone can tell me whats happened!

    Driving my 07 astra 1.6t sri sporthatch through a macdonalds drive through on tuesday morning, stopped with foot on clutch in 1st at the window, all of a sudden a loud bang and 1st jumped out of gear. Went back in fine and drove off fine so didnt think much more of it, maybe something got stuck but was alright now i thought!

    On my way home from work tuesday 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th are all fine but 3rd keeps jumping out of gear with a clunk and then sitting like grinding as if i havnt put it in gear properly. And yesterday and today it does it everytime I put it into 3rd and accelerate, even very slowly. If i hold it very frimly it will stay in gear otherwise it jumps out and grinds.

    Cars only done 11k and has been drivin relatively nicely (for at least the last 4k since I have had it for sure). Its booked in tomorrow morning for Vauxhall to sort it out but just wondering if anyone can tell me what has happened and if it is a common fault or I have been doing something wrong or anything as im curious!

    Also is there a chance the warranty wont cover it? I havnt done anything out of the ordinary but was told gearboxes are a bit dodgy when it comes to warranty work, and VX trying to get out of everything at the moment wont help!

    Cheers for any info in advance

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    it should be covered under warrenty, my brothers gear box exploded on his vectra.
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    Guess i have just been unlucky and got the one thats gone bang then hey. Still would like to know what has actually gone fecked, dont know anythin about gearboxes!
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    synchro hub and cones are wrecked, they are not sticking together
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    ask vauxhall to look at it
    needs a new box mate

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    Sounds lie Syncro mech, i killed one before

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    as said, the dog clutch/ synchro hub has disintegrated, they might be able to get out of doin it under warranty too, seeing as you cant prove you ahve driven it properly etc.
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    They rang me saturday morning and said they are not sure but have rang vauxhall technical dept and ordered a selector cable to see if that sorts it. Possible?

    Gave me a really nice astra 1.8 sri (xp kit, big wheels, the works) as a courtosy car though, dissapointingly it has NO acceleration whatsoever for a 1.8 with a claimed 140bhp but suppose thats because Im used to my turbo.

    They mentioned it was under my warranty when talkin about me getting a courtesy car from enterprise hire car that they would pay for so dont think they can get out of it now. Only done 11k as well so nothing should go tits up that quickly...
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    Update: Vauxhall garage rang me at lunch and told me the selector cable they fitted this morning hasnt helped so they have ordered me an entire gearbox, will be in until wednesday/thursday...

    Could this be the way it has been driven then or is it just one of those things?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickfearn View Post
    Could this be the way it has been driven then or is it just one of those things?
    Could be, but only you can answer that one really

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