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post #1 of 5 Old 10-27-2012, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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C MAx Gear Box Problem

Hi,
Just joined and looking for some advice.
Bought a 60 plate c-max diesel manual 1.6 last December from Ford in Swansea.
Last month a strange grinding noise started when shifting into 3rd gear.
Took to local Ford dealer, who after a week has declared it cant be fixed and need a new gear box. Fortunately its still under warantee.
As no explanation is fourthcoming as to what has caused the problem - is my car a lemon and need to be gotten rid of or is it a keeper now it has new gear box with only 20k miles on clock.
My faith in Ford brand is in serious doubt.
What should I do?
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-27-2012, 04:38 PM
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Hi,
Just joined and looking for some advice.
Bought a 60 plate c-max diesel manual 1.6 last December from Ford in Swansea.
Last month a strange grinding noise started when shifting into 3rd gear.
Took to local Ford dealer, who after a week has declared it cant be fixed and need a new gear box. Fortunately its still under warantee.
As no explanation is fourthcoming as to what has caused the problem - is my car a lemon and need to be gotten rid of or is it a keeper now it has new gear box with only 20k miles on clock.
My faith in Ford brand is in serious doubt.
What should I do?
Not heard of anyone having any Gearbox problems with anything other than the CVT ZF box to the Mk I




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post #3 of 5 Old 10-27-2012, 05:10 PM
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No this is turning out to be a common problem I have six of them to do lined up at work! It's the ford b6 gear box at fault. Your ford dealer will remove the gear box and strip it Down to renew the third gear synchro hub and bulk rings!!! Then it will be like new
I have already done 3 of these

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post #4 of 5 Old 10-27-2012, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for this. However, they have tried that already and it has not been fixed. They now want to replace the whole gear box.
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-27-2012, 08:04 PM
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Bet they messed it up as I have done a lot of gearboxes and never had a problem hope they fix it for you!

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