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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater London
156 Selespeed transmission whine - what's wrong?
Hi guys, I have a 156 selespeed which has recently developed an annoying whine linked to engine revs which I'm assuming is gearbox related. I'm taking it in to get checked out but would welcome ideas on what might be wrong. Car was serviced and gearbox oil replaced 4 months ago (less than 1k miles). It drives fine and (usually) changes gear fine, there's just this constant whine when it's pulling. Last night near the end of a long drive it dropped into neutral at traffic lights and refused to select a gear for a few minutes, then just picked up again and got me home fine. This is the only problem like this I've had in several years ownership but it obviously now needs attention.
I'm wondering if maybe the gearbox oil has been leaking or something? Worst case scenario if I need a new gearbox can you give me any idea how much that might cost including labour (I'm not a DIYer)? I'm in London (SW).
Just seeking some expert opinion before offering myself up to the garage. thanks!