My poor 33 1.7 ie hasn't had the best week
It started on Monday when i couldn't get 5th gear to work properly, no matter what i did i couldn't not get into 5th, but then i did once and couldn't get out of 5th until i stopped at the lights and had to use alot of force on the shifter to get out of 5th...
Tuesday... gear shifting was fine.... but i reversed into a trailor parked in the street
totally my fault, stressed, sleep deprived uni student = bad driver
Scratched and dinted the bumper bar
As the week went on sometimes the shifting would be fine, other times 1st, reverse and 5th were being difficult
Reversing into a car park at the shops, started hearing a truck like sound from the engine, when i got to uni later the sound got worse and driving home in the rain gear shifting was bad and every time i let go of the clutch that sound got worse, i kept on praying i would make it home ok and i did.
Dad took a look at the car and the gearbox not looking so good
, it needs replacing which means my 33 will be off the road for a while...
I wish i had more advanced mechanical knowledge to understand what exactly went wrong with the gearbox
I can't drive the Sprint atm either because it is not insured