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However, if you want to understand more about gearbox problems and find out what may be causing your car problems, we have created this in-depth guide covering all of the issues surrounding repair and replacement.

We have also analysed tens of thousands of lines of data to discover the cost of repair and replacement for a range of makes and models while also comparing the cost of the service across the UK which is where we will start!

Gearbox repair cost in the UK

Gearbox repair cost across the UK 
Sheffield £270.08
Newcastle
£309.35
York
£314.91
Birmingham
£320.72
Glasgow
£358.75
Hull
£363.91
Manchester
£376.94
Stoke
£382.50
Bradford
£398.86
Southampton
£411.06
Leeds
£419.34
Wolverhampton
£435.67
Nottingham
£468.31
Liverpool
£476.46
London
£489.70
Norwich
£511.67
Aberdeen
£671.20
Derby
£679.34
Coventry
£699.40

Early signs of gearbox problems

  • Slipping gears
  • Noisy while in neutral
  • The ‘check engine’ light is on
  • Dragging clutch
  • Won’t go into gear
  • Burning smell
  • Shaking or grinding
  • Leaking and low fluid
  • Whining, clunking or humming noises

How does a gearbox work?

There are a range of parts which make up the gearbox and it is an intricate piece of machinery. As shown above, there are a lot of different problems that can arise when it comes to a gearbox which is indicative of the number of moving parts. Just look at the image below!

gearbox repair cost

As a driver, you’ll obviously know that you can only change gear once you have pressed the clutch down (unless you drive an automatic).

Once the clutch is engaged, the gearbox can switch from one rotor to the next. Once the gear is engaged the linkage transfers power from the engine through the gears and onto the car wheels.

As the image above demonstrates, there are a large number parts which are operate with perpetual motion and in constant contact. This creates friction, heat and the wearing down of car parts.

Therefore, it is inevitable that a repair or replacement will be required.

The most important factor to remember is that if you spot the early signs of a problem you can save yourself a huge amount of money!

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