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My mini is having difficulty getting into first and reverse.

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My mini is having difficulty getting into first and reverse. It makes a crunching noise. Also the car shudders in low gears. The exhaust may be lose. If you put the gear in second first, it goes into first without making the noise. If you do this and go into reverse, it still crunches but more quietly. thank you.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Transmissions
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Expert:  Gary replied 2 years ago.

Hello there,

Your clutch is the cause of both concerns.

The transmission needs to come out to assess the clutch condition.

Normally at this point, a full clutch kit would be fitted if the flywheel is serviceable.

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 2 years ago.

Hi again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary