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Re: transmission problem

Endorsing Steve's comments, the equivalent of US $ 300 will get you a
secondhand gearbox in the UK, if you look assiduously. About $400 will get
all the bearings in your own replaced by dealing direct with a small gearbox
rebuilder. Would recommend that you consult a specialist directly when
dealing with gearboxes - they're beyond the competence / experience /
inclination of most generalist mechanics.


Cumbria, UK.

-----Original Message-----
From: Buchholz, Steven <Steven.Buchholz@kla-tencor.com>
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>; 'jack & leah cohen'
Date: 12 February 1998 03:17
Subject: RE: transmission problem

>I'd say have the tranny fixed and have it paid by the wanker that
>screwed the tranny up when doing the clutch!  If I ran a clutch repair
>shop and messed up someone's tranny in the process I would certainly
>offer to do that!  Frankly though, I can't imagine how someone doing a
>clutch job could damage a tranny in some way that would require a
>syncronizer replacement ... that was probably just a wear item.  You may
>offer the clutch guy a break and let him off for the cost of a used
>tranny and the replacement labor.  Don't settle for a situation where
>you know that you've got noisy bearings ... you're living on borrowed
>time until they go and then you've got to pay to have the tranny pulled
>yet again!  It should be possible to get a low mileage tranny for your
>car for much less than US$900 ...
>Steve Buchholz
>San Jose, CA (USA)
>> ----------
>> We have an audi 5kcdqt 86 we had the clutch replaced in it.  During
>> the
>> time they replaced the clutch the mechanic damaged the tranny....so we
>> took the tranny to a garage to have it fix.... now this is our
>> problem:
>> The garage said they can fix it so they put in a new synchronizer and
>> reinstalled the tranny.... after that they are saying ( and we hear)
>> the
>> bearings need to be replaced.
>> so they want to take out the transmission again replace all 12
>> bearings
>> and charge us $2091.00.CND
>> or if we leave it like it is (making some noise in 2nd and 4th only)
>> then all we have to pay is $900.00.CDN
>> Do we really have to change all the bearings?
>> Can we cause more damage to the transmission leaving it this way?
>> any suggestions? opinion?