Rattles like a diesel
While I admit slight neglect here I wonder if anyone can help me (And not shout for my own stupid neglect)
I have a X reg 156 with 70,000 on the clock. Had it fully serviced when I bought it, 4000 miles ago.
Been off work through sickness and this is where the neglect began.
I noticed that some times the yellow engine light came on, somethimes it didnt.
I noticed sometime when I put the car into 4th gear, and excuse the explanation as I cannot think of a better way, it was thick to put in gear. IE didnt slip in nor did it have to be ground in. It was like there was a pice of cardboard in 4th gear and I had to press in a little bit more.
NOW, the enigine is tapping like a diesel AND I have no fourth gear. I can drop it into 4th from 5th to aid braking but if I apply any revs, it just pops out.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to if the two could be linked and a likely cost.
Up the Owls