Hello Everyone !
This is my first post and i need some expert help on my 156 gearbox.
Basically i started to hear a noise coming from the gearbox area, at first i though it sounded like a water pump starting to go, that sort of sound but didn't make sense as it was coming form the gearbox.
Anyway the sound kept fading in & out as the car was idle with the engine running but could never hear it when i was driving. So i wanted to take it to a mechanic but never ( LACK OF FUNDS ) and after about a month of driving, it finally got bad.
Very loud, screeching, grinding nasty sort of sound when stuck in traffic and the car wanted to move when i had my foot on the break and in first gear, then eventually it stalled coming home from work in traffic and a ping from the gearbox, started back up in neutral but would not select gear, and still wont now sitting outside my house after tow from AA.
So thats it, does anyone have any ideas about what has happened ?
Any similar experiences ?
Iv been told it maybe a truss bearing? Was thinking that maybe it is the actuator pack & pump problem ?
I could really do with some advise before i take it to get fixed , any idea on cost ?