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Q: clutch or gearbox ?????

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car broke down, rac towed to garage, quote £500 for clutch but told it probably is a gear box problem, if so is it a right off ?? car purchase £1,800.

My car has 82000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Without more information, such as the sympt...

Without more information, such as the symptoms you experienced, it is nearly impossible to determine the cause of your concern. Usually a clutch will wear out before the gearbox.

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