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What was the intial problem with the gearbox do you know? i asume this this van was in an accident?
Did they replace the clutch?
Did they say exactly where they purchased the gearbox from? ie:- online / local supplier?
Hi..there thanks for your reply..
Ok..With any recondition gearbox it should come with at least a warranty should it come from reputable gearbox supplier.this means a copy is supplied along with the receipts for the whole job..if no receipts is being supplied.they aren't doing things by the book..obviously if sourced from a breakers yard then you wouldn't get that as it would be straight cash sale but all the same you should know exactly where it was sourced and detailed in full on any receipts..also too..whilst the gearbox is out its always worth advising the owner to replace the clutch this means before the gearbox is put in and new clutch is installed - saves the same job carried out again down the line should it fail/wear the clutch i mean..on all accounts the garage are wrong to make a repair without your say so or to at least keep you upto speed on the progress..It pretty hard one to be honest without the full facts..can you get in contact with the garage that fitted the gearbox ask exactly the reason behind replacement..show you the old one .where they sourced the gearbox "being a recondition one" they must of got it locally or online in which you may want to check up yourself with those companies to see if one was supplied recently to that garage in question..of course you could physically check the gearbox yourself..a reconditioned gearbox will have a very clean appearance as if it was new..as opposed to one that been on there a while..in depth checks would be bolts on the gearbox for recent removal and refitting aswell other components removed and refitted to gain access to the gearbox for removal..as far i know it involves the gearbox to be dropped out from underneath so inst a easy job..I do hope this helps..If you need to ask anything else or include anything further then just continue before you rate