Hi, today driving to work my car started making a funny knocking noise coming from what sounded like underneith the car or in the engine bay near the gearbox. I noticed that as soon as i select 6th gear I get a horrible catching noise. Like a playing card in a bicycles wheel spokes. Noticed the other gears where fine and carried on in to work driving slowly using the other gears.
Thought id test the car on my break and noticed the knocking was a tad louder and sounded like something was loose under the gearbox. Don't think its the gearbox though as it makes the noise when stationary in neutral. Also noticed the noise goes after a few seconds when you press the clutch.
Called RAC and they have a few ideas, either front dif, clutch bearing or flywheel. Previous owner had a new clutch fitted but that was 5 years ago. Haven't noticed the clutch slipping but it def felt down on power.
This is an absolute nightmare, have just booked a holiday for next month and don't think I can afford to go now
Any ideas guys.