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Hi,
VIN is WMWRC32070TG55624 and Engine Number is W10B16ABD124S295
Manufactured 11/2004
My Gearbox I think is a is a Getrag GS5-52BG.
My wife’s mini failed on the highway 7 weeks ago.
I got it home, and there was no drive when you let the clutch pedal out. Apparently, there were no loud noises when it failed, just let the clutch out and no drive.
I pulled out the gearbox, and indeed the clutch had failed, there were remnants of the clutch plate in the bell housing.
I fitted a new clutch / pressure plate and release bearing and reassembled the car.
On start-up, when I released the clutch, all I got was a whirring sound and no drive.
I assumed the gearbox had failed as Getrag are known to do, so I purchased a second hand unit and fitted it to the car.
On start-up, when I released the clutch, all I got was a whirring sound and no drive.
I had heard that sometimes the side gears in the diff can work their way out of position to the drive shafts so today I removed the drive shafts and had a look.
The gears did seem to be out of position so I wriggled them back into place and reinstalled the drive shafts, and rotated them by hand and it all felt good.

Started the engine, and still the same whirring noise when letting the clutch out. Quiet when the clutch pedal is in and whirring and no drive when the clutch pedal is released.
The gears select fine but I am not sure why I am getting no drive.

I am at a bit of a loss as to what to do next.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
 

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before fitting the clutch centre plate did you push it on the input shaft in on the gear box. devils advocate i have been caught out like this a few times in the past took for granted the parts would be correct ones,, also worth giving the drive shaft a good hit inwards from the hub and have suspension all bolted up
also check the drive shaft has not dropped out the out cv joint as they have a clip
 

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Hi Yes, thanks for the reminder. I did try it on the input shaft first. Yes I did pull the drive shafts back out and double check the correct install. I am wondering if I have installed the clutch plate back the front.

Cheers Peter
 

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Hi Yes, thanks for the reminder. I did try it on the input shaft first. Yes I did pull the drive shafts back out and double check the correct install. I am wondering if I have installed the clutch plate back the front.

Cheers Peter
hmmm ho they do have a flywheel side scribbled on them and yep on most cars that will cause lack of drive ho bugger,, if you have it happens i have done it just plain forgot got in over drive and stopped checking as i go along only took me 30 years or more to cut down on these forgot to moments lol...
if you have and you will need to drop gear box again when come to removing the pressure cover its very important to undo the bolts around it at opposites no more than 1/4 turn at a time, reason is the pressure plate has a rotary ring that adjusts the clearance as clutch wears out, if just undo and cover gets a bit twisted on its sprung loaded face it can release this and then its a find a clutch specialist reset it back again same as when do bolts up unless you have the special preload clutch plate tool
below link is the tool and cheapest . i hardly ever use one just do it like above works 1/4 turn at a time.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universa...359307&hash=item1ef7f7e2fc:g:thQAAOSwijhcRz4a
 

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On an aside and the 'forgot' moments, I replaced my clutch back in October. Had everything back together and still up on the axle stands and was very tired. Started her up and into gear to check my work, looked at the wheels and expected revolutions... nada, nothing, no movement at all. My heart sank until I remembered it is front wheel drive... front wheels spinning away quite happily, rears, nothing - muppetry in action.
Yes plate has gear box side stamped on it but quite easy to put it in back to front.
 

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On an aside and the 'forgot' moments, I replaced my clutch back in October. Had everything back together and still up on the axle stands and was very tired. Started her up and into gear to check my work, looked at the wheels and expected revolutions... nada, nothing, no movement at all. My heart sank until I remembered it is front wheel drive... front wheels spinning away quite happily, rears, nothing - muppetry in action.
Yes plate has gear box side stamped on it but quite easy to put it in back to front.
ha ha just made my laugh at that its one of those had a bloody long day of car hassle and feel proper broke on all levels..
how about this for a giggle could of been so much worse, seen this guy mechanic been in the trade for years and years and when the 4x4 car craze started they were not many cars with it, it was a customer Citroen bx gti4x4 thats a rare car now this car was in for first service and he had jacked up the front axle on the beam lift on the ramp doing front brakes and foolishly decided to check the runout on front brake discs by putting a trainee up in car and get them to start car let clutch out and run the front hubs up,, hmmm trouble was the rear wheels were on the ramp and was 4x4, car ended up on the floor in front of ramp 6 months old and fairly destroyed, or the guy that try'd driving his robin reliant on to the open pit ended up inside it.. car came in with fuel leak ie petrol the ramp was recessed in to the floor bad design as fuel is heavy and settle to lowest spot,, next job on that ramp was weld a exhaust. not nice to be in a welding mask all blacked out then a fire ball jumps up and removes your eye brows and most of your hair. so easy to over look stuff when get tired or set in to auto pilot,, can by funny to watch lol
 

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Hi,
VIN is WMWRC32070TG55624 and Engine Number is W10B16ABD124S295
Manufactured 11/2004
My Gearbox I think is a is a Getrag GS5-52BG.
My wife’s mini failed on the highway 7 weeks ago.
I got it home, and there was no drive when you let the clutch pedal out. Apparently, there were no loud noises when it failed, just let the clutch out and no drive.
I pulled out the gearbox, and indeed the clutch had failed, there were remnants of the clutch plate in the bell housing.
I fitted a new clutch / pressure plate and release bearing and reassembled the car.
On start-up, when I released the clutch, all I got was a whirring sound and no drive.
I assumed the gearbox had failed as Getrag are known to do, so I purchased a second hand unit and fitted it to the car.
On start-up, when I released the clutch, all I got was a whirring sound and no drive.
I had heard that sometimes the side gears in the diff can work their way out of position to the drive shafts so today I removed the drive shafts and had a look.
The gears did seem to be out of position so I wriggled them back into place and reinstalled the drive shafts, and rotated them by hand and it all felt good.

Started the engine, and still the same whirring noise when letting the clutch out. Quiet when the clutch pedal is in and whirring and no drive when the clutch pedal is released.
The gears select fine but I am not sure why I am getting no drive.

I am at a bit of a loss as to what to do next.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

Did you find out what was at fault?
 
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