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I've owned a 2009 318ise years problem free. now just

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I've owned a 2009 318ise for 3 years problem free. now just had complete final drive unit failure & paid £1800 to be replaced by bmw main dealer.
Only 10 days after collecting the car it now doesn't go into gear..not any gear!
I can't drive it & BMW won't collect it.
can anybody advise me if the costly repair has caused this further problem?
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It is unlikely that the original repair caused this - unless the resplendent unit was defective or installed wrong it isn't possible. If either is the case BMW should repair it free
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
but I've had absolutely no issues with gears or clutch previously. when I collected the car, changing gears felt tighter/different & I stated that on the test drive. it started not going into gear within a week, now nothing, car is immobile
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I don't believe its unrelated
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Per my answer, if it was installed wrong or is defective it can be the cause. Simply having it replaced properly with a non defective unit can't cause a trans failure.
If the trans immediately felt different then it is clearly related ( I was not told this originally) but would be due to a defect or poor installation, not just simply the fact it was replaced, which is how the original question was worded
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ok but are they linked? seemingly the rear diff/final drive is linked to the transmission & or clutch
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Yes they all work together and are linked as part of the drive train , getting power from the engine to the wheels
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