2013 Vauxhall Astra 1.4T SRI
Trouble changing to 1st and 2nd gear

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Justin Hoy
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Sep 3, 2020 (3 weeks ago)
On my drive home i had problems changing into 4th gear with the clutch fully compressed. So much so the gears made an awful grinding noise.

Shortly after i had trouble changing into 1st and 2nd gear. Then at an intersection i couldn't change into any gear for 15-20 seconds. Pumped the clutch and then with difficulty could get it into 2nd gear.

Any ideas as to what this could be? Anyone had any similar experiences? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Car details
Car: Vauxhall Astra
Variant: 1.4T SRI
Model Year: 2013
Category: Gearbox & Clutch
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whittingehame
Legend
14,861 points

Sep 3, 2020 (3 weeks ago)
First thing to do would be check clutch fluid level and top up if needed . If low you will have to check for leak and bleed system if required .
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Justin Hoy
Driver
1 points

Sep 6, 2020 (3 weeks ago)
I bought Dot 4 for it and topped up the fluid, not much required for a top up either. Hasnt happened since. No way to see into the tank as its too cloudy. Ive been keeping my eye underneath the car where the gearbox meets the engine for moisture.

I've had the DMF replaced within the past month or two. So someone suggested there may be air in the line. Hopefully they have done a good job. I did hear that they struggled to replace it. Had to saw off a bolt as well i think.

Thanks for the advice ill just wait and see if the issue comes back.
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