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Engine running ok but wheels don't turn when put in gear

Set off in 1st gear, jumped out of gear then no drive. Have had a loud knock on accelerating & de-acceleration for a few weeks especially when reversing felt like it was jumping out of gear but it didn't until this last time now it doesn't move at all

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  • bev_porter Jan 17, 2009

    Even though drive shafts aren't turning?

  • bev_porter Jan 17, 2009

    Not the gear box as someone else as suggested? There as been no evidence of a problem with the clutch previously, it hasn't been slipping. It seemed like one of drive shafts had jumped out but they can both be turned by hand freely and that doesn't seem right. What is an auro box?

  • bud_140390 Feb 23, 2009

    no sides of the drive shaft spin i took the passanger side out and theirs like a clip and and a washer is broke could this be the problem.



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Sounds like you need a new clutch

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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    Colin Stickland Jan 17, 2009

    yes sounds like front clutch has gone in the auro box

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    Colin Stickland Jan 18, 2009

    sorry auto box,and yes if one drive shaft is broke then both shafts will turn ,because of the differential allowing for a vehicle to go around a bend (ackermans linkage) without being hands on so to speak its difficult to diagnose without more info.lift vehicle up and check wheel and shafts ,maybe a joint has gone or the circlip has come loose and the shaft come away from coupling/end of shaft/UJ /constant velocity joint.if rubber boot split this will allow the muck into shaft causing to fail very quickly .



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