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Old 13th September 2019, 03:02 PM
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Oh no... sorry to read about this

If you have space and love the car maybe to buy a second used gearbox and swap? Can be cheaper than fixing existing one, leaving it for some time in the future to fix. When the second gearbox fails swap again for the fixed one.
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Old 14th September 2019, 07:01 AM
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There is a guy on YouTube (Gary Ferraro) who re-builds zf transmissions including the 5hp24 fit to our cars.

It may be worth checking out his channel if you haven't already. He does a section on common faults and, if I remember correctly, he mentions the little steel pipe that is prone to breaking.

I can't remember exactly but he may even go into what the symptoms are when this happens.

Fingers crossed it's something cheap.

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Old 17th September 2019, 02:32 PM
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Oh no... sorry to read about this

If you have space and love the car maybe to buy a second used gearbox and swap? Can be cheaper than fixing existing one, leaving it for some time in the future to fix. When the second gearbox fails swap again for the fixed one.
Don't think it's wise to get used gearbox considering how often they fail, not sure if there is one available with the correct code anyway. It's either repair or sell the car.

Anyway have been busy with A6, suspension arm failed last Friday.

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Old 17th September 2019, 04:17 PM
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Wow! Never seen one do that before

Did it do that on the move?
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Old 17th September 2019, 04:37 PM
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Wow! Never seen one do that before

Did it do that on the move?
Was reversing and turning out of the drive when it dropped. Was considering getting taxi to nearest ECP get the part, axle stands and tools and fix it myself. But choose to do emergency join AA. AA guy by the looks did not want to do anything and just called recovery truck, said he could net get part locally but both GFS and ECP were showing them in stock in both Coventry and Leicester ( I was in Lutterworth area). I wish I had gone the taxi to ECP way.

There was no other damage initially but moving it on and off the truck chewed up wheel arch liner, damaged wing and tyre. He was not able to drop it in font of my hose due to other parked cars and when I tried to move car couple of meters forward driveshaft tripod popped out as it was too stretched. Also after about and hour noticed puddle under opposite corner, brake caliper was leaking, they must have disturbed it when strapping car to truck. When I changed caliper I decided it's a good idea to change the hose as well and the pipe cracked as it was too rusty.

This was original almost 19 years old arm, still has date stapms on rubber bushes from 2000 and done 232k miles.
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