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Hi i was driving around in my car after replaceing a head gasket and putting a secondhand head on the car now i pulled out the motor and gearbox out of the car and worked on it dureing that time the gearbox oil leack a liltle bit but we forgot to put the oil back into the gearbox i drove around on it for a while with no worries at all so we decided to take a trip and i started to climb a hill and thats when the **** hit the fan the gearbox started to make some funny sounds and then i couldnt get any gears now when it idels it makes like a cluthch nosie what could be the prob

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Sounds like the gear box the teeth are chewed up from lack of lubrication have to take it off and check the teeth and fill it back up with oil make sure none the gears are missing teeth sounds like lost some teeth

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