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Hi. This isn't my first posting on the forum as I went through search and replied to a member.
Thanks, Chris m for your response.
Let me start at the beginning.
I have a Megane RT auto. 1.6
Drove to Wales for a weekend then on to Bristol, car drove beautifully. Stopped in traffic in Bristol and it chugged in setting off. Continued this a few times. But despite sluggish start, it drove.
I got back to London + decided to get it into my garage (just a local service place I've used for past 3 yrs.). They could find nothing but tightened the brakes (I thought it might be the brake pads- cos the MOT said change them in 6 mths)
Next drive, it roared and wouldn't change gear.
Parked, put it in reverse then drove off + noisy but fine.
Drove with noise for 2 days- only work + back (8 m.each way)
Coming home on 2nd day, noise didn't subside + lost power.
Called RAC. He followed me + decided it was gear box. This seemed to make sense- it felt like no gear change. He got me home using man gears 1-3.
I took it to same garage where it has been for past week.
Garage are unsure about dealing with it. They drove it around block + felt it was ok but will change gear oil.
It's not alright as it will rev loudly + chug + I know its not right.
Soooo---- I've read a few posts and there's some fantastic knowledge in here - has anyone ideas of what they think it is and how I should deal with it.
I'm assuming RAC are right re: gears as garage have no ideas??
Any advice will be gratefully received.
 

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Picked car up from garage today. Yes, reverse is fine. Drove home slowly in 2. Told me to go to auto box specialist so shall try RIMS- if I can get there. I'm in Brentford.
Thanks for replies.
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On a forum note.
How do I find my own thread to check replies. I got yours through email but want to link in.
Not very tech minded-as you might have guessed from plain, boring messages!
 
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