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Heavy grind in gearbox

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1' started by Leon_1.8T, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Leon_1.8T

    Leon_1.8T Active Member

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    Good evening guys, really hoping to get an insight into an issue I have with a Cupra R 225. The car drives like normal pulls perfect and is lovely - until you take your foot off the accelerator in any gear and it is pure grinding as if missing a gear.

    It’s definitely not the usual sort of whine I have had before on these boxes - actual full on grinding.

    Any ideas please?

    Thanks
     
  2. mty12345

    mty12345 Active Member

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    Have you checked there is enough oil in it? Other than that there's not much you can do other that fit a recon one. I wouldn't leave it too long, as when it eventually fails, chances are it will cause your front wheels to lock up.
     
  3. Leon_1.8T

    Leon_1.8T Active Member

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    Hi MTY12345

    I haven’t yet - bought it a few days ago like it at a decent price with the chance in mind that it might need a gearbox.
    Was just hoping it may have been a common problem I just hadn’t come across.

    Thanks for your reply - I’ll be checking the oil level tomorrow
     
  4. Leon_1.8T

    Leon_1.8T Active Member

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    Oil seems to be fine - but would the wrong oil possibly be able to cause issues that would cause grinding like that?
     

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