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Hi all,

I’ve run into a big problem where my gear box needs replacing. I’ve taken it to HiQ where they say, they can recondition the gear box for between £500 to £800. Or an alternative would be to buy a second hand one for around £400, or, new for upwards of £1000!! Hmmm......

The car currently makes ticking noises, more so between 1st and 2nd gear, low revs, that I can only describe as “clangclangclang”. Apologies for my ignorance.

Now I need the car for school runs, going to work and so on, and really can’t be without the car for the 1 week it will take for the gear box to be reconditioned. Secondly, the second hand gear box I buy (if I choose this option), may experience the same problem I am currently having. As they will not open it to check the condition – so they say! So in retrospect (if it did happen), I could be here again in a few months time. Lastly, I really do not want to invest in a brand new gear box, expenses being the obvious reason.

This is where your knowledge and expertise will be greatly appreciated. I’m really clueless at this stage. Really want to save the pennies (well pounds in this case)!!

Can anyone recommend any alternative option, any other company that can recondition for a saving, or just anything I may have missed!?

I currently live in east London.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I forgot to mention its a 1.8
 

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Couldn't really comment on what the problem could be without hearing it but if it were me i would be totally sure it was the gearbox before getting the work started. Also i wouldn't take it to a chain like HiQ, even if you paid me. Good for tyres and tracking maybe but gearboxes!!! Personally i would look for an independent Honda or Japanese specialist.
 

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Couldn't really comment on what the problem could be without hearing it but if it were me i would be totally sure it was the gearbox before getting the work started. Also i wouldn't take it to a chain like HiQ, even if you paid me. Good for tyres and tracking maybe but gearboxes!!! Personally i would look for an independent Honda or Japanese specialist.
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With the information you've provided, I would lean more towards reconditioning the gearbox. This way you know it will never happen again.

We've heard about enough gearbox issues, I would really recommend fixing and knowing it's 100% good than dumping money on another one where the internals are just a giant mystery.
 

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Thanks guys,

After giving it a bit more thought, I've decided to shop around. I'll have tomorrow to play with. Keep all updated.
 

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Sorry to hear this mate :(

If I were in your position, I'd go down the reconditioned route as mentioned before.

The cost of a new is a bit too scary and a reconditioned box will do the exact same job for less

Good luck
 

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Thanks all, going to get a second opinion from Freelance, Honda Independent specialist on Monday. A friend of mine has managed to find me a reconditioned gearbox from Europarts, for around £400.

I'll keep all updated.

Thanks for the replies.
 
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it's been confirmed that a new gear box is required. I've been lucky to get a reconditioned one from Euro Parts for £410, and a new clutch for £130. Waiting on delivery, once received it'll be booked in for installation. I'll keep you all posted.
 

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Not good mate, hope it gets all sorted. This is getting rather expensive. What causes this?
 

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Not good mate, hope it gets all sorted. This is getting rather expensive. What causes this?
Thanks mate. I haven't the faintest idea of how this happened. Maybe someone with more knowledge will be able to answeR?
 

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I would have taken the car to honda and made them fit a brand new gearbox free of charge.

why should you hav to pay for a knackered gearbox on an 07 car?
+1 I think I would be onto honda for some kind of compensation as well TBH
What milage is it ?
 

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Is that an option i should consider? The milage is currently 57500.
 

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No harm in voicing your disgust that you need to replace a gearbox in a 2007 car with 57k miles.
See what Honda UK say about some form of help with costs.
I dont know if you can call it fit for purpose.
If you look at any other car, gearbox failure is not exactly normal at that milage nor to be expected.
 

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Goods purchased must be satisfactory quality, as described, fit for the purpose and last a reasonable length of time.
I think a gearbox failure on a car after 5 years with 57k miles (not excessive for the age) is none of the above.
 
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