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I've been told that my greabox "is bad and your gears could jam at any time" by a garage today. I'd taken the car in due to a whirring "loose" sound when I change gear but the noise is not constant and I have no problems changing gear, they're not sticking or popping out of place - I know my clutch probably needs replacing and it was mentioned to me that I could need to have my transmission fluid level checked. I'm taking the car for a second opinion on Monday to a different garage, but does someone with real knowledge about Ford Escorts think my garage is scaremongering me and telling me the whole truth or is it more likely to be a clutch/tranmission fluid level & flywheel issue - I'm trying to decide whether to keep the car and pay for the repairs or to get rid of it - it also has a smoky problem but I'm planning to buy a reconditioned engine if I decide to keep the car. Any help and advice would be wonderful, thankyou

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If you have a smoky problem don't bother
with the second trans & clutch opinion


Clutch Service $900.00
Trans Issues $2,200.00
Engine Work $2,500.00

Still want to keep it ??

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