My car (XD w/ 351c) is at the mechanic as the gearbox started making lovely funny noises. It has an EA 5 speed, and it seems 3rd gear may be missing a few teeth or something (just guessing).
What happens is that there's a ticking sound coming from the gear box, even when in neutral. Accelerating causes the ticking to become louder, and using 3rd gear the ticking grows into a banging/knocking sound. My assumption is that 3rd gear has lost some teeth.
The mechanic is going to look at it tomorrow, but unless it's really easy, I don't expect him to come back with any good news. I figure it's close to the weekend, so I might as well do the work, as long as I know what the problem is, and what the solution is :s1.
So my question is, what options do I have? I like having a 5th gear, so is it possible to get a kit to rebuild gearboxes? Are there changeover places, and where would I find them? I need my car for work, so having it done before Monday is basically a necessity... I have another car
but it's still very rough to drive (I have no idea what engine it's got in it), and I don't know how reliable it is (doesn't like to start, idle is around 1.3K just so that it doesn't stall, dizzy needs to be remapped, etc.).