Got a gearbox issue and wondered if anyone can help?
Have a B5 Avant TDi, AHU engine code, 222000 miles. never let me down and still runs like a dream!!
Been upto Scotland for a few days and on the twisty stuff giving it a bit I dropped it into 3rd and it crunched going in. Took it steady and it was crunching but useable so i'm thinking the syncro's gone
Next day did about 60 miles with no problem other than the odd crunch and then slowing down to pull into the driveway and it crunched into 3rd and then i lost 1st and 2nd completely.
It's like the gate for 1st and 2nd isn't there - won't even try and engage so I thought it must be the linkage plus i struggle to downshift into 3rd now. 4th, 5th and reverse are fine but i'm guessing they're on different rails anyway.
Got back down to manchester ok setting off in 3rd slipping the clutch slightly but most of it was fast A roads and Motorway so wasn't too much drama.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Also, if I do need a new box is the AFN box the same as it comes up as being the gearbox for the car when checking?
Thanks in advance