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Sean ASKED THE GUIDE

Barina gearbox

My 2011 Holden Barina Spark had the gearbox replaced at 10,000 km, and now at 30,000 km the problem, a whirring noise when turning left, seems to have returned. Should I insist on having the gearbox replaced again, as there appears to be a definite fault with them. I am mechanically minded and found the fault, but how many other cars have it, as it's hard to pick. Have other owners had similar troubles?

You should insist on having the problem resolved, if that means replacing the gearbox then so be it. But I wouldn't insist on replacing the gearbox straight up, as the cause of the problem might not be the gearbox.

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