Mechanical trouble and common faults
Other gearbox faults include oil leaks, lack of alignment of gears and loose gears. Problems tend to be more complex with automatic gearboxes than manual gearboxes. We will buy both automatic and manual gearbox van models.
The replacement of a broken gearbox is both costly and takes time. Costs range from around £500 to £6,000+ depending on a range of factors such as:
- New or second-hand gearbox: Only on new vans would a new gearbox be justified, on vans of 3 years or more, typically it makes sense to install a second-hand gearbox (in good working order)
- Main agent / independent garage / mechanic: Costs will vary tremendously depending on who does the gearbox repairs
- Clutch also fitted yes/no: When fitting a new gearbox typically it also makes sense to install a new clutch as many of the costs apply to both procedures
- Warranty validity: If a warranty is in place, this will be helpful in avoiding costs, this may not cover 100% of costs, but may cover a proportion. It’s always worth checking with your warranty provider
Costs of gearbox repairs do vary from model to model. According to data analysis by Warranty Direct, gearbox problems include:
- Manual gearboxes cost an average of £824 to repair, with 1 in every 180 having a gearbox failure in a year, whereas
- Automatic gearboxes cost an average of £1070 to repair, with 1 in every 80 having a gearbox failure in a year
- So manual gearboxes cost less to repair on average and also fail about 45% as often (80/180) as automatic gearboxes.
We Buy Vans with Gearbox Failures Today for Cash!
Trying to sell a van with gearbox failures can be a bit of a horror story. The decision on whether to repair or sell can be agonising, but we are here to help at We Buy Broken Vans. We would always advise seeking an accurate quotation for repairing your gearbox. If the costs make the van beyond economic repair, then you can always speak to us for a cost-effective solution to buy your broken van.
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Other van faults
Fuel Injector Problems
The main issues affecting fuel injectors involve them becoming blocked and with deposit build-ups.
Turbo Engine Problems
Many manufacturers have vans with this type of engine, with two popular models being the Ford Transit and Vauxhall Vivaro.
We Buy Broken Vans regularly buy vans with ECU issues – it’s “bread and butter” business for us.
Timing Chain Problems
We can save you the headache of paying for expensive timing chain replacement and associated costs.
Wiring Loom Repairs
With an unknown diagnostic bill and repair costs, many owners turn to a business like ours to sell a van complete with its wiring loom faults.
Engine Management Warning Light
We will buy your van at a fair price even if there is an engine management light showing.
Low Oil Pressure
We are happy to buy vans with declared oil pressure faults and do so on a regular basis.
One of the problems with DPF’s is that the problem seems fixed but then re-occurs, which is irritating to be back at square one.
A van with a faulty differential just can’t be safely driven. In older van models particularly, the repair/scrap equation tends to lean to scrap.
Fuel Pump Problems
You may decide you want to repair your van with a broken fuel pump, but if it all seems like too much hassle we are here to help.
MOT Failure Vans
If your van fails its MOT, a driver can be fined up to £2,500 and given 3 penalty points for driving a van with “dangerous” faults.
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