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Hi

sorry to bother you all but, my car made a crunchy sound like the glass smashing almost lots of fluid came out! it would not move even when pushed until it made this noise? (all in middle of main road)
the aa man said something about a diff? and planets??? i def need a new gearbox... its a 55reg punto 1.2 8v sport active how much do you think it will cost?

sorry i am rubbish at this.

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Does sound like the old "diff ring gear coming away" Sometimes it happens gradually and you spend money changing the clutch, only to find that's not the problem, and sometimes it goes catastrophically, like yours!

A re-con box shouldn't cost you more than 400, with maybe 200 for fitting. You could probably get it ar cheaper if you really try hard.

Don't be tempted to put a second hand, non-recon box in. The chances are it will head the same way in fairly short order!
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Re: AAAAAAHHHHHH! Gearbox made crunchy crash sound and went!!! how much?

Thank you!

sorry to be a pain but do you know where i could find one of these from?

sorry again

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Fortunately I've not had to buy one for a while! (grabs largest lump of wood nearby)

There are a few people on here who have. Have a search and see what other threads you can find!
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I have a gearbox for sale but I'm in manchester! Do it for 120
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I have a gearbox for sale but I'm in manchester! Do it for 120
And i'll fit it for a good price.

(I'm in Hampstead, NW London.)

I recall another member saying he got a recon 'box recently for 350.
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Re: AAAAAAHHHHHH! Gearbox made crunchy crash sound and went!!! how much?

Like Scoob said, most likely the ring gear on the diff. I assume the AA man was talking about planetary gears, but they're something completely different. Is your car auto or manual? (Only autos have planetary gears.)

PM me if you want help sorting it out.
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A used box should be OK but there is always a risk with any used parts. Its best if you can drive the car before taking out the box but how likely is that?

A long time ago, I had a Metro gearbox/diff fail. The idler gears pin in the differential that sits between the two drive shafts had fallen out. I started around a tight bend in a street and it went through the casing with such a bang people though a gun had gone off. Exit another Metro.
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people stop advertising their services or parts in here, that what pm is for if you want to help.

Emzy2010 you should be able to pick up a box out of a mk1 punto for about 75 quid, should be able to find some one to fit it including new clutch kit for 200
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Exit another Metro.
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