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Gearbox i have had my clutch replace in my vw polo a week ago,everything was fine for a few days,then when i put my car into reverse i heard a very loud popping noise,and now i cannot select any gear,the garage said it was the clutch cable which i have had done,now they say it is the gearbox,but the gears worked perfectly fine before i had the clutch why has this happened anyone any idea....please help

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    James Mackey Mar 23, 2014

    Hi tina , I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?

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    tina Mar 23, 2014

    my vw polo is a 1.4 petrol manual car,x reg,i had the clutch replaced as it was slipping on wednesaday the other week,i drove it for 5 days,then as i put the car into reverse it went pop,and i could not get into any other gear,the breakdown had to tow me to the garage where i had the clutch replaced,first they said it was the clutch cable,which i have had done,now they are saying there is a problem with the gearbox



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Did the shop replace the throwout bearing w/the clutch?

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    Absolutely! I never do one w/o the other.


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Well it could be the adjuster for the cable is worn down as well as the clutch plate is warped and if that's not your problem than check out the drive shaft and transfer carrier to see if it's not full of trans fluid or laying on a slant inside the bell mount of the transmission

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