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Gearbox whiney, stops when you put you're foot on the clutch,could it be thust bearing or is there other problems known of.

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No your problem is the G/BOX
As when you push the clutch pedal in it stops the centre plate of the clutch which is fitted to the input shaft of g/box, and when clutch pushed in it stops turning, so the g/box stops turning Answer is....
Either the g/box input shaft bearing OR the layshaft (which lays in the bottom of the gearbox ) the beatings on that are worn out and also the shaft will be stuffed.
Sorry to tell you but the box has to come out ,stripped and rebuilt with new layshaft and bearings and any other parts worn,(but the l/shaft or input shaft bearing )have to be replaced ASAP
Let me know how you get on Ron

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