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gsyracer
23-02-10, 21:58
I need to get my gearbox from my road car checked out because I still have a very annoying rattle. Whilst I thought it was the thrust bearing I have to agree with several people who have said it's actually the gearbox. This is because the noise goes away when the throttle is pressed and the gearbox is under load...

Whilst I have a decent level of mechanical knowledge, this is something I'm going to leave to someone who knows what they're doing..

Getting the gearbox out of the car isn't a major problem, I can do that, but me and cogs and little shafts and sliders and wotnot sounds like a disaster so rather let someone else do the fiddly bits...

So can anyone give me a rough indication of how much it will cost to strip and replace bearings in an average gearbox?
:D

The car is a Honda Civic Coupe 2001 if that helps...

btcc93
23-02-10, 22:15
I've been quoted 500-600 for an overhaul of a Ford MTX75

sevaun
23-02-10, 22:43
Your best bet is to get a service exchange gearbox. Use a reputable gearbox specialist and you'll probably pick one up for 300 ish. Then fit it yourself. Job done!
Hope this helps..

Sevaun

gsyracer
23-02-10, 22:51
Ive just found a website with over 394 complaints of the same or similar problem... Me thinks its time for a K20 engine swap... (Going to cost god as dammit the same to do my gearbox..)

redturner37
23-02-10, 23:32
Ive just found a website with over 394 complaints of the same or similar problem... Me thinks its time for a K20 engine swap... (Going to cost god as dammit the same to do my gearbox..) If it is just an annoying rattle and you have no plans to take the car off that island of yours, leave it well alone. Whats the worst that can happen, leave you stranded a couple of miles from home. When it packs up, then decide what to do.

blackx
23-02-10, 23:58
If its a rattle it has a good chance of being a pre-load issue which is likely to be on the layshaft....

Increasing the pre-load will possibly cure it unless any damage has been done to the bearings from incorrect pre-loading.....

There is also a chance it could be allied to the diff which on a FWD car is part of the g/box.....

blackx
24-02-10, 00:01
I've been quoted 500-600 for an overhaul of a Ford MTX75



Thats not too bad.....Or you could get one from a breakers out of an accident damaged car....

Plenty about I would have thought.....


And curses to the gobsh**e who lumbered us with the chubby 180 second wait :mad:

btcc93
24-02-10, 00:12
[QUOTE=blackx;33571]Thats not too bad.....Or you could get one from a breakers out of an accident damaged car....

Plenty about I would have thought.....


Funny you should say that, it's exactly where this one came from. This particular one with close ratios and mechanical clutch was only produced for 12 months 17 years back and used in one variant of the car so a bit like the proverbial rocking horse sh** to find. Just want it checked and tested before I install.

blackx
24-02-10, 08:06
Funny you should say that, it's exactly where this one came from. This particular one with close ratios and mechanical clutch was only produced for 12 months 17 years back and used in one variant of the car so a bit like the proverbial rocking horse sh** to find. Just want it checked and tested before I install.


Take it apart yourself then...

Its really not a difficult job to strip and rebuild what is basically a Transit/Sierra gearbox......

Honest....

iranoff
24-02-10, 09:10
So can anyone give me a rough indication of how much it will cost to strip and replace bearings in an average gearbox?





Turn the radio up, and keep driving it until it sh1ts itself. It'll probably keep going until long after you sell it.

redturner37
24-02-10, 10:12
Turn the radio up, and keep driving it until it sh1ts itself. It'll probably keep going until long after you sell it. Please refer to post 5 and save some money.....Arthur Daley would have shoved an old Brinylon shirt in it,

iranoff
24-02-10, 11:15
Arthur Daley would have shoved an old Brinylon shirt in it,

Good old RedT, not let me down. I once worked with a character who was selling a Morris Marina with a badly worn and very noisy diff. He scissored up a ladies nylon stocking into long strips and poked them through the level plug. I think that solution is the ultimate in long-chain polymers.

It worked long enough for him to get the cash out of a buyer and as he sold it from the front of an unoccupied house and had not changed the log-book from the previous owner there was no comeback.

Shireen
24-02-10, 12:02
Good old RedT, not let me down. I once worked with a character who was selling a Morris Marina with a badly worn and very noisy diff. He scissored up a ladies nylon stocking into long strips and poked them through the level plug. I think that solution is the ultimate in long-chain polymers.

It worked long enough for him to get the cash out of a buyer and as he sold it from the front of an unoccupied house and had not changed the log-book from the previous owner there was no comeback.

Serves the buyer right for buying a Morris Marina lol :D

redturner37
24-02-10, 14:42
Serves the buyer right for buying a Morris Marina lol :D Oh, another friend I am about to lose. Morris Marina, the best car the group ever built. I know you were having a joke......

redturner37
24-02-10, 14:48
Good old RedT, not let me down. I once worked with a character who was selling a Morris Marina with a badly worn and very noisy diff. He scissored up a ladies nylon stocking into long strips and poked them through the level plug. I think that solution is the ultimate in long-chain polymers.

It worked long enough for him to get the cash out of a buyer and as he sold it from the front of an unoccupied house and had not changed the log-book from the previous owner there was no comeback. I am also reliably told that a handfull of sawdust works, of course I have no personal experiance....

iranoff
24-02-10, 14:59
handfull of sawdust works, of course I have no personal experiance....

Me neither but I worked with several gadgies who claimed thay had done it.

I have put many cans of STP in cars to stop the cold start bearing rattle when selling old bangers. Often more than one at a time.

Brib
24-02-10, 15:19
Oh, another friend I am about to lose. Morris Marina, the best car the group ever built. I know you were having a joke......

I quite agree David, especially the door handles.:)

gsyracer
24-02-10, 15:41
Back on topic If I may...

Leaving it like it is sounds very easy to do, however I have a very short range of patience and it's actually getting beyond a joke now - hence the thread... I hardly use the car and the last 6 days it hasnt been so noticable but has started being noticable again... VERY!

I had planned to take it to France in July as I have a few days off and going karting too so wanted a bit of transport other than a hire van... Might be cheaper to get it looked at over there.... (LOL)