Gearboxes (Manuals)


Is your vehicle jumping out of gear? Does the Manual Gearbox crunch?

Will it not go in gear? Is it leaking oil, whining, droning or chattering? Does it have a gearshift selector fault? Auto Experts Medway in Chatham Medway, is the garage to use for gearbox replacements.

Manual Gearshift:

A manual gearbox uses a driver-operated clutch that is engaged and disengaged by a foot pedal. The clutch regulates the power transfer from the engine to the gearbox and gear selection is operated by hand operated gear stick.
A conventional manual gearbox has either 4, 5 or 6-speeds, other options include automated gearboxes such as automatic or semi-automatic or a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Most manual gearboxes allow the driver to select any forward gear at any time, but some only allow the driver to select the next-higher or next-lower gear. This type of gearbox is known as a sequential manual transmission.
In a manual transmission, the flywheel is attached to the engine’s crankshaft and spins along with it. When the engine is running and the clutch is engaged (i.e., clutch pedal up), the flywheel spins the clutch plate and hence the gearbox shaft.

Common Faults:

The most common fault that a gearbox may suffer with is a whirring, droning or chattering noise. This can eventually lead onto a gear selector fault. The gears may be stiff or the gearbox crunches when a gear is selected. It may jump out of gear or it may be leaking oil. All these faults can only be dealt with by the removal of the gearbox.

We can diagnose your vehicles fault and if required we can remove a gearbox have our gearbox specialists rebuild your gearbox by replacing all the internal gears and bearings before refitting. On many occasions when replacing or repairing a gearbox it is sensible to replace the clutch at the same time. This is because it will only cost the vehicle owner the price of the clutch kit because the time involved in replacing the gearbox is quite often the same time to replace a clutch.

Why Choose Auto Experts Medway?

We at Auto Experts Medway in Medway have established a superb reputation for high quality replacement services, refer to our testimonials from our customers from Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester on our testimonial page.
On many occasions when carrying out a diagnosis a partial strip down is necessary. Should you agree to have any necessary work completed at this time, this initial diagnosis becomes free due to the fact that your vehicle has been partially stripped down already.
So if your vehicle is jumping out of gear or the gearshift is stiff and crunches when you try to put in gear. If your gearbox is leaking oil or there is a constant whirring, droning or chattering noise. Come to Auto Experts Medway in Chatham we are close to both Gillingham and Rochester in Medway making us the idea garage for shoppers and commuters.

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