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    Hi All,

    Had a good look on the forum and can't seem to see what I'm looking for, so hoping that someone can help.

    OK, bit of background info.....I have a Signum 2.0DTI 05 plate, just covered 130,000 miles. Had the clutch and flywheel changed at 124,000 miles.

    Sunday started having a few issues with 1st gear, when the car is stationary 1st gear will select without an issue, can pull off fine and no issue going into second, however when stuck in traffic or coming up to a junction I cannot select 1st gear. When moving 1-2mph trying to go into 1st is a no go. Sometimes it will slip in not an issue, however today it is getting worse, have to put the car into neutral, stop the car still and then it will slip into first not an issue, cannot go from second to first at all.

    Spoken to a few of my mates and they are suggesting something to do with a synchro mesh?? Might not even have that right lol.


    Don't know if it has got something to do with the clutch being changed not so long ago, although the clutch itself seems fine, or the gearbox has finally given up the ghost!

    I don't drive the car hard at all, okay we all do it, sometimes I do give it a boot when we get a chav in a corsa thinking they are the best thing since sliced bread, but apart from that I have always looked after the car.

    I know it's done a lot of miles, but surely the gearbox could not have given up the ghost already??

    Any help would be great!

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    Have the same problem I've just had new clutch and flywheel and a gearbox replacement and it will struggle to go into 1st say I reverse out the drive then go to put in first it won't go In without little force my car is a cdti 150 tho

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    Not an expert but it does sound a bit like the 1st gear syncro is failing, as thats its job, to allow you to select gears when moving. 130k is pretty good going, someone lost their gearbox(diff) at 70k a couple of weeks back. Should be easy enough to pickup a good second hand box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Das View Post
    Not an expert but it does sound a bit like the 1st gear syncro is failing, as thats its job, to allow you to select gears when moving. 130k is pretty good going, someone lost their gearbox(diff) at 70k a couple of weeks back. Should be easy enough to pickup a good second hand box.
    That somebody was me lol

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    So with this in mind, do I pay to get the gearbox recon'd or do I get shot of the old girl? This is all I need with Christmas around the corner!

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    In the mean time, teach your self to double clutch?

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