How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask 350matt Your Own Question
350matt, Mechanical Engineer
Category: Peugeot
Satisfied Customers: 22758
Experience:  BEng Hons, worked in the car industry for last 22 years
Type Your Peugeot Question Here...
350matt is online now

Possible gearbox noise

Customer Question

Possible gearbox noise
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Peugeot
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Scraping noise on acceleration, goes when clutch depressed. Not there on tick over only when gearbox engaged. First thought was clutch so bought new kit but not keen to fit it and discover noise is still there. Possible intermediate bearing? Input bearing? Tried jacking front end and running in gear got underneath but can't really hear it. Only under load, it would appear.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Maybe diff?
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 1 year ago.
I'm Shantal and I'm a moderator for this topic.
I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.
I was checking to see if you had already found your answer or if you still need assistance from one of the Professionals.
Please let me know if you wish to continue waiting or if you would like for us to close your question?
Thank you,
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'll continue waiting.
Expert:  350matt replied 1 year ago.


if the noise stops when the clutch is depressed then its likely to be the clutch release bearing

but as this has already been replaced I'd next drain the gearbox oil and as it drains, then strain it through some paper towel to catch any debris

if you have a lot of small metal particles then its possibly a faulty gearbox bearing

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for the reply. I am pretty sure it is a bearing noise. I have not replaced clutch and release bearing yet as was not 100% convinced that this was the problem. Reluctant to do the clutch then find out that the noise was still there. I would rather replace gearbox while it is off the car, if that is the issue. I was just hoping there may be some definitive tests I could do to determine the exact problem. It is just very difficult to diagnose. I will try the paper towel and see what that yields.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's a 2002, 206, 1.4 petrol with 110,000 on the clock.
Expert:  350matt replied 1 year ago.


If you have the inclination then you could strip down the gearbox to inspect the condition of the gear teeth and bearings

however being as you could probably pick up a good used gearbox for about £100 then its possibly the best option to find a unit with a 30 day warrenty and fit it

I'd suggest to use a Peugeot specialist brekaers to source the parts


Expert:  350matt replied 1 year ago.


do you still need help?

Bear in mind that the site takes a deposit from you at the beginning and this is held by the site until you rate my answer at which point the cash is split between the site and the expert. I am only paid for my work on this question if you rate my answer, using the star system at the top of the screen. Please do not forget! Thank you