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    I have a 2006 mk2 focus diesel 1.8 and I suspect the gearbox may need to replacing at some point as I hear a clunking noise when pressing clutch in, apart from hearing the clunking the car drives great and goes into each gear brilliantly, it's just the noise that is concerning me.


    How much do you think a BACK STREET garage would charge to replace Gearbox, I believe the sub-frame on my car doesn't need to come off as it does on some other car's.

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    ( I know it's a good idea to replace Clutch at same time but I don't want to pay around £350 for a clutch kit and feel unsure if they have actually used it and not trying to rip me off, If a friend was to do gearbox I would replace clutch at same time)
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    Surely as a 'BMW apprentice mechanic' you should be able to work these massive issues with your car out without resorting to this forum?!
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    (Original post by shaymarriott)
    Surely as a 'BMW apprentice mechanic' you should be able to work these massive issues with your car out without resorting to this forum?!
    I am not really an apprentice mechanic, I was trying to make people jealous ffs.


    Now ,would you please answer this thread question ?
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    First step would be to establish that there's actually an issue with the gearbox, not the clutch or the mounts! Having said that, with the number of threads you've posted about this car, isn't it about time it went to the scrapyard?! If you have good reason to think that both the turbo and gearbox are in need of replacement, it's really not worth sinking more money into a ten year old Focus...
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    Presumably you've checked the CV joints for play?
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    Sounds more like a clutch issue to me

    Replacing a gearbox sounds drastic when it isn't related
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    (Original post by JC.)
    Presumably you've checked the CV joints for play?
    Well I can still hear sound on idle when depressing clutch pedal , a clunking sound
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    Do you get a rattle if you leave the clutch pressed in whilst stationary / out of gear / at idle?

    If she changes sweetly I can't see it being a 'box fault.
    I think I'm leaning towards the DMF having died but obviously you'd check the obvious stuff like gearbox mounts...
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    So the gearbox in neutral is fine, and is fine in motion.
    The noise is related to the clutch pedal being depressed
    Yet somehow you believe the gearbox is the issue?

    Clutch release bearing
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    (Original post by JC.)
    Do you get a rattle if you leave the clutch pressed in whilst stationary / out of gear / at idle?

    If she changes sweetly I can't see it being a 'box fault.
    I think I'm leaning towards the DMF having died but obviously you'd check the obvious stuff like gearbox mounts...
    No, no rattling sound whatsoever , goes into every gear brilliantly, only problem is the clunking noise when depressing clutch on idle and sometimes it clunks during low gear changes, no rattling or vibrating at all

    No, not checked gearbox mounts yet
    (Original post by domonict)
    So the gearbox in neutral is fine, and is fine in motion.
    The noise is related to the clutch pedal being depressed
    Yet somehow you believe the gearbox is the issue?

    Clutch release bearing
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    Not a release bearing.
    They grate or squeal.
 
 
 
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