It's happening again. Ducato Gearbox woes!

Apr 10, 2018
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On my Second replacement gearbox now. Fitted 4 months ago. Usual problem - water in it. The garage that replaced it said they had siliconed the bit that drips water into the box so should be alright now...... it is alright until it gets warmed up, then gears become difficult to select and on my last trip out today, reverse gear started screeching! Is this water AGAIN or something else? Can't afford another grand to fix it! 2002 Ducato 1.9
 
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On my Second replacement gearbox now. Fitted 4 months ago. Usual problem - water in it. The garage that replaced it said they had siliconed the bit that drips water into the box so should be alright now...... it is alright until it gets warmed up, then gears become difficult to select and on my last trip out today, reverse gear started screeching! Is this water AGAIN or something else? Can't afford another grand to fix it! 2002 Ducato 1.9
4 months , is there no gaurantee on it
 
Feb 22, 2011
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Feel for you, that's bad that a replacement may haven failed, was it a rebuild ?

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TheBig1

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sounds like low oil in the gearbox
 

DP+JAY

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Are you sure it's the gearbox? Could be clutch drag & the screech could be from the spigot bearing in the crank. I'd take it back to the garage for diagnosis.

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Jun 30, 2010
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Scuttle drain £30-40. Gearbox???? Yes you can still get them from any Peugot /citrion dealer
 

TheBig1

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silicon is utter crap in this sort of repair. the joints in the scuttle need cleaning of all old sealant and re-do with sikaflex or the cheaper puraflex 40. at the same time increase the drain size and fit a hose from the drain outlet past the gearbox so the water drains to the floor
 
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Under guarantee.

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Feb 15, 2014
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my ducato has the modified pipe but i thought it was still a bit close to gearbox so i pulled it over a bit further with tie wraps, no sign of any water when i changed gearbox oil
 
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What was the state of the replacement box, new/refurbed/second hand ? I would have hinted at a clutch issue until you mentioned the reverse gear screech. Hope it's something simple like just needing the linkage adjusted.
 
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Apr 10, 2018
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Thanks for all your replies. I am not entirely sure it is the gearbox and think I will take it to my local garage for a closer look! And I may query the guarantee. Good idea!

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