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Old 06-11-2009, 21:06   #1
geordie jay
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Auto gearbox whirring noise - my experience

I have read a lot on here about the auto gearbox noise - its a whirring noise when moving away but not in neutral. I thought I would share this with you.
Garage 1 - if the noise gets worse get rid of the car.
Garage 2 (Rover specialist) - changed gear oil 45 but made no difference.
Garage 3 (transmission specialist) - change bearings 430 and has stopped the noise and is running really good. They were unable to cancel the engine management warning light.
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Old 03-12-2009, 20:53   #2
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Just like to add to my previous post with the problems I have had since the correction of the noise.
Started to not engage drive or reverse unless warmed up.
I took the car back and had the filter changed (allegedly).
Whatever was done did make a difference to that, but now wont kickdown and performance isn't very good. I am going to phone the garage to see what they have to say.
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is yours the one with the paddle shift? the EM-CVT?

did it make the noise all the time or only when warming up by the way?
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Old 28-12-2009, 09:45   #4
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Mine is the CVT. Noise was only on acceleration.
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Old 28-12-2009, 12:41   #5
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Apart from checking the oil level the problem is never a cheap fix, I personally would start trying to source a seconhand gearbox, try the free search on the internet were they will email you back with prices to supply and deliver, then you can decide to either have a go at fitting yourself or getting a garage to do it for you.

I normally use these people and its free www.carsparefinder.co.uk, you can get the replies either by phone, text or email which ever you want.
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Old 28-12-2009, 14:54   #6
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Apart from checking the oil level the problem is never a cheap fix, I personally would start trying to source a seconhand gearbox...
Yeah, same opionion as his, I'm afraid, these 'boxs are not known for durability - I've heard of failures at 40k miles which is disgraceful.

Try www.roverbreakers.com if you don't get any joy elsewhere, they were pretty helpful for me...
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