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Mechanics or car buffs. Help!!

I`ve been having a kind of grinding/rubbing noise in my Audi A3 the last 3 weeks and decided to take it to my garage. He reckons the differential is gone so i need a new gearbox. Car is only 8 years old with mileage at 77k.
Found this on Youtube which is exactly the same noise as mine.
 
http://youtu.be/2TXpyAUtonk
 
Just looking for any other opinions really,
 
Cheers guys
 
 
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    inflames27
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/23 18:16:23 (permalink)
    Which version of the A3 and what engine?
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/23 18:44:39 (permalink)
    2006 A3 1.6 petrol
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/23 18:47:54 (permalink)
    Were about is the rumbling coming from? can you pin point the location?
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/23 18:51:56 (permalink)
    Gearboxes tend to wine a bit when on way out, mine went on my rover at just over 50k this was just after I had the head gasket done
    :(
     
    Differential is it a 4 wheel drive?
     
    I would personally buy a second hand box or look into refurbed box.
     
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/23 19:01:53 (permalink)
    Cant pinpoint the location but you can feel it through the gear stick if thats any help?
     
    No not a 4 wheel drive. The mechanic said that when he made a hard left turn the whining got worse which is an indication that the bearings or differential is working harder than it should. He said something like that.
    I know nothing about cars so sorry about the vague descriptions
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/23 19:44:35 (permalink)
    You need a new gearbox mate, either scout ebay for a refurbished one or go round your local car breakers and pick up a second hand one. Preferably get one with a mileage certificate or you could be getting anything. Whats he quoted you for the job?
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/23 19:56:31 (permalink)
    Reckons it will be about £180 for labour
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/23 20:19:26 (permalink)
    newcastle
    You need a new gearbox mate, either scout ebay for a refurbished one or go round your local car breakers and pick up a second hand one. Preferably get one with a mileage certificate or you could be getting anything. Whats he quoted you for the job?




    Yeah sounds like this could be the issue, always good practise to get a second opinion on big issues on cars.
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/23 20:36:53 (permalink)
    Has he sourced you a gearbox himself or is he expecting you to supply it?
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/23 21:02:56 (permalink)
    We are both looking for one, although Im obviously more concerned about getting one soon as im a bit stuck without a car. Also apprehensive about buying something myself which is gonna cost me a few quid from the likes of eBay etc when there is no guarantees its gonna work.
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/24 09:16:07 (permalink)
    Just research it properly mate, it sounds daft but if they have good feedback and they are selling mechanical parts then it will to the best of their knowledge work. In the event of it not working, if you have purchased from a reputable seller they will exchange it for you.
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/24 15:03:47 (permalink)
    Get a second opinion IMO. If he did actually use the word 'differential' for a front wheel drive non 4x4 car then I would loose all confidence. 
     
    IMO it could be a wheel bearing which would be a fraction of the cost and far more likely given the age and miles. 
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/24 15:27:59 (permalink)
    Hi,just wanted to say don`t forget the clutch,only a fool would change the box and not the clutch,down to the time involved.
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/24 15:34:04 (permalink)
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    Get a second opinion IMO. If he did actually use the word 'differential' for a front wheel drive non 4x4 car then I would loose all confidence. 
     
    IMO it could be a wheel bearing which would be a fraction of the cost and far more likely given the age and miles. 


    FWDs have differentials too.
     
    With transmissions the diagnostics usually boils down to the most common issues with that particular model. The mechanic could be making an educated guess that it's the diff, if he's seen a lot of A3s with that engine with blown diffs. But ultimately you usually need to crak it upen and see what's wrong.
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/24 16:26:42 (permalink)
    Yeah thought about getting a second opinion but its a little awkward as the mechanic that i see is a family friend. Is it possible for him to be 100% correct without actually physically looking at the gearbox?
    Last thing i want to do is buy a gearbox, he goes to fit it and it isnt the problem or could have been fixed for £100 say. Doubt he would say to be fair as he would look a bit of a d1ck.
     
    Thanks for the advice everyone :)
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/24 16:38:20 (permalink)
    Well surely you could ask another garage to take a look without him knowing,checking the video it does sound like  gearbox/diff and the very fact you found a video of an a3 with the same noise would suggest it is a known/commonish problem,the only other thing spinning there is the wheel bearing which is easily checked and i have never neared one with a sound like the one in the video. Have you any idea when the gearbox oil level was last checked is it low,if so that would not help the life of the box for sure.
     
    Best of luck.
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/24 21:20:19 (permalink)
    Mate, the bearings are ****ed in your gearbox.
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/26 11:52:08 (permalink)
    If it is the gearbox you could get a quote from a gearbox specialist to change the bearings - might work out cheaper or about the same price however you then have a box with new bearings rather than an unknown history replacement.
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    Re: Mechanics or car buffs. Help!! 2014/10/26 15:07:06 (permalink)
    Hi,just me again these guys rebuild gearboxes etc,might be worth a call.
     
    They have 40 years of gearbox and diff rebuild experience.
     
    http://www.autogear.uk.co...ory/view/s/audi/id/19/
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