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I run a Renault Kangoo Maxi for my business. I tow a trailer and a small chipper in the trailer (Timberwolf 13/75g). The van holds all my gear. I bring chip and timber back from jobs on occasions.


Today the gearbox failed and will need replaced. There's 95000 miles on it. I'm not too knowledgeable about engines. Would it be the nature of the work that has caused this. Am I running the van too hard?





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Renult vans have a history with failed gearboxes,the bearings are crap quality,i cought my vivaro in time and strippe the box and replaced the bearings it cost me £300 but did it myself,there a place up north that will rebuild for you,cant remember the name but your looking at a grand.

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scrapyard for a used gearbox..


I wouldn't blame your work practices so much as general wear an tear, these things fail..


Just spent the day replacing a front wheel bearing on my transit.. lasted hundred thousand miles so can't complain.. gearbox third gear goosed, been like that a while, but I can manage without third, well that is I've learned to do bowt it..

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Ive just finally scrapped my rotten escort van. Only thing i never sorted on a van was cambelt failure. Its all the hassle of an engine swop. But a new head wouldnt be to bad. At the time it was quicker to get another van.

Its cost effective to spend a few hundred in my opinion rather thsn risk buying someone elses issues.

Do most myself. But paid-£400 nearly 3 years ago on welding and spent little since.

Its about impossible for a vehicle to depreciate at that rate alone.

Unless for tax purposes you need to spend.


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