Gears crunching

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Kym1
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Gears crunching

Postby Kym1 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:27 pm

Hi all, I have a Citroen Dispatch van 2007 but unfortunately 1st and 2nd gears crunch when they go in unless I'm extremely careful and slow. Is this a common fault? Can I overcome the problem without spending too much?

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Re: Gears crunching

Postby white exec » Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:10 pm

Check the clutch pedal height is properly adjusted, and no excessive mats etc. under the pedal.
Check also the oil in the gearbox is correct type and grade - in cold weather, too heavy an oil can make gear engagement and changes difficult/baulky.
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Re: Gears crunching

Postby Kym1 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:19 pm

Cheers Chris, good advice. I will check this out but I fear the problem might be a little more mechanical :?
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Re: Gears crunching

Postby NewcastleFalcon » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:09 am

Kym1....

A warm welcome to the FCF, and your vital statistics are extremely interesting!

A DB6 on your car list, and much more important than that a location of Norwich, Norfolk!

Now you may ask why? Well at the start of the summer, I started this thread

The FCF AA Box Challenge 2016

There are now only 19 AA Roadside Boxes across the country, with 11 remaining to be "claimed" with a genuine original photo, all the better if it includes a nice shot of the car as well! and yes one of them is in Norfolk at Brancaster!

Norfolk
Box Number 530 Brancaster, Norfolk: on A149 (Hunstanton-Wells) around 300 metres west of junction with Common Lane, Brancaster Staithe

We've even delved into an interesting thread "What do you know about Norfolk?" in a thinly-veiled attempt to get FCF members from Norfolk to join in with the AA Box spotting obsession!

Its quite a good read if you have five minutes!

https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=55825

Regards Neil
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