Vehicle - Vivaro 1.9 CDTI Work Van
Gearbox Code PK6 375
Coming off denby dale roundabout at Huddersfield. Changing from first to second to third gear, van just made an almighty band and threw me forward in my seat. as though the brakes had been put on sharply.
i managed to get it into a gear and roll along to the next junction where i was going to turn into the side road and park up.
At the junction i attempted to set off and the van kangarooed a number of times.
After the 5th attempt of moving off i managed to set off and got into the side road and pulled up
Recovery By RAC to the workshop.
Taking the gearbox out
First we set about taking the gearbox out Not to funny on this van - You have to remove the entire subframe on it just to get to the damn thing.
Anyway - Here we have the gearbox on the floor.
Having the autodata Vauxhall and renault workshop manuals to hand was good.
Well after getting the gearbox open you can see the problem starring you in the face.
As you can see the bearing had collapsed and as we pulled the gearbox cover off the tapers had fallen around all over the place. allong with a copious amount of metal swarf that had been worn from the inner bearing race on the shaft.
After Pricing up a second hand gearbox Prices were comming in as follows -
Reconditioning the gearbox i had - £740+vat
Buying a second hand gearbox from a scrapyard £685+Vat
Cheapest on ebay reconditioned with exchange £400 (no warranty)
Vauxhall Fitting a "New one" - Not Much Change form £4000 I didnt Complete the Phone call.
So then Came the decision that we would fix it ourselves and replace all the bearings.