Join the 9 million people who found a smarter way to get Expert help

Recent gearbox questions

I am driving a ML270 CDI. From time to time, when slowing

Hi there, I am driving a ML270 CDI. From time to time, when slowing down and stopping before a traffic light, the brake light starts flashing and beeping, then the car is stuck on 1st gear (Limp mode?) When I stop and restart the car- problem is gone.. Please helpAssistant: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed?Customer: I have not checked it, I did change front brake discs and pads recently, but I do not know if they have checked itAssistant: What is the model/year of your Mercedes?Customer: Ml270 CDI 2000Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: I went to diagnostics, but they said it is showing no errorsAssistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: No

Read more

Robert

Mechanic/Roadside assist/Garage Owner

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

4,834 satisfied customers
I need help my battery has gone flat can you assist? I left

Hi I need help my battery has gone flat can you assist?JA: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?Customer: I left my wipers and lights on over nightJA: What is the make/model/year of your car?Customer: Renault lagunaJA: What year is your Renault?Customer: I think 2006JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: No I havent tried anything. I have no jam pleadsJA: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: No

Read more

Stephen Rothwell

Technical expert

Volvo Product training

312 satisfied customers
Gearbox is leaking clear fluid. I rang Skoda as I have had

Gearbox is leaking clear fluid. I rang Skoda as I have had the car from brand new, it is 5 years old (no warranty left) and has only done 41,759 miles.JA: What is the color and consistency of the fluid? And where exactly are you finding it?Customer: It's clear, but leaves a puddle and a mark on the floor wherever I have parked it. Patches are under the nearside part of the engine compartment, near the front wheel.JA: What is the model/year of your Skoda?Customer: It's a Skoda Roomster 1.2 TSI first registered 2014.JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: I took it to a trusted local mechanic, who had a look. He stated that there is a crack down the outside casing of the gearbox. He took a photo to show me the problem. He stated that he suspected that the pins of the differential inside the gearbox were breaking down, and hitting the casing of the gearbox with great force. Causing the crack.JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: The mechanic who investigated for me recommended that the gearbox needs replacing, due to the damage coming from inside it, and the clutch also. He estimated that this would probably cost around £1300. Not what I would expect in such a young car, with one careful owner and a below average mileage. I then contacted the Skoda garage where I bought the car, but they would not discuss it with me at all unless I paid them £60 for the first half hour of diagnostics. I pointed out that a diagnostic program would not pick up a mechanical issue like this, and they agreed with me, but still wouldn't discuss.

Read more

experteer

Kfz-Sachverständige

Kraftfahrzeugtechnikermeister

12,564 satisfied customers
Had flag come out to see about my clutch pedal, which has

Had green flag come out to see about my clutch pedal, which has gone down and cannot put into gear. He said that the clutch needs bleeding.JA: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting?Customer: No, clutch is ok can get into gear, when turned off. only when i start the car the clutch stayes down and cannot get into gearJA: What is the make/model/year of your car?Customer: insignia eco 2016JA: Are you fixing your Insignia yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: Nothing, don't know what to doJA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: The green flag man told me the clutch needs bleeding

Read more

614 satisfied customers
I have a Seat Ibiza 2011 FR 1.4 DSG. 51,000 miles full

Hi, I have a Seat Ibiza 2011 FR 1.4 DSG. 51,000 miles full service. after driving for 10 minutes the DSG lights (D1-7,N,P,R) flash along with the spanner light. the car drives perfect in all gears manual sports and drive. once the engine is stop and started the flashing does not reoccur for 5-10 mins.JA: Just to clarify, can you tell me which light it is? And does it blink first, then stay on steady?Customer: the DSG light D1,D2,D3,D4,D5,D6,D6,N,R,P and the spanner light just flash not other fault lightsJA: What is the make/model of your '11 car?Customer: Hi, I have a Seat Ibiza 2011 FR 1.4 DSG. 51,000 miles full service.JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: No tired anything yetJA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: tried

Read more

experteer

Kfz-Sachverständige

Kraftfahrzeugtechnikermeister

12,564 satisfied customers
Vibration in third gear under load. Had tyres replaced but

Vibration in third gear under load. Had tyres replaced but still the same.Assistant: How old are the tires? And have they been a problem in the past?Customer: They are brand new. Vibration still present.Assistant: What is the model/year of your Kia?Customer: 2013Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: Serviced at kia dealer. They said it was the tyres but the vibration is still thereAssistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: No just this vibration in third gear under load

Read more

76 satisfied customers
I recently purchased a car from a car sales business on

I recently purchased a car from a car sales business on their forecourt. It was described as stunning example low mileage 1 owner etcetc and I have the original advert. within a few weeks and low miles I have had to replace alternator, aircon condenseur, gearbox has been replaced as was described as bearings gone with severe contamination, at same time they found clutch had severe wear. the dealer is saying all of this would have been covered if I had purchased an extended warranty. Trading standards say I have a good case to demand repairs. my question is why would a gearbox fail in this manner and how long would it take to get into such a poor state.UK

Read more

experteer

Kfz-Sachverständige

Kraftfahrzeugtechnikermeister

12,564 satisfied customers
Suzuki gw250. Petrol in oil causing clutch slip. Clutch slip

Suzuki gw250. Petrol in oil causing clutch slip.JA: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting?Customer: Clutch slip onlyJA: What is the model/year of your Suzuki?Customer: Inazuma250.year-2014JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: Oil changes to flush out petrol,but problem soon returns.JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: No thankyou

Read more

experteer

Kfz-Sachverständige

Kraftfahrzeugtechnikermeister

12,564 satisfied customers
I have a 2009 CLC 180 kompressor and there is a scratching

I have a 2009 CLC 180 kompressor and there is a scratching sound that seems to be coming underneath the gear stick, the noise is present when the car is in motion in neutral and also when I have the clutch engaged but is louder when the accelerator is pressed, so don't think it's the gearbox. The sounds speed up and slow down with the car and seems to get louder the longer I drive. It is almost like a rotating part is rubbing on something as the frequency reminds me a little of when you stick a playing card in the spokes of a bicycle...any ideas?Assistant: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting?Customer: Nope, clutch seems fine and gear shifting is smoothAssistant: What is the model of your '09 Mercedes?Customer: CLC 180 KompressorAssistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: Nothing as of yet, the sounds has me totally stumpedAssistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: Don't think so

Read more

Robert

Mechanic/Roadside assist/Garage Owner

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

4,834 satisfied customers
View more car questions
In The News