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[Transmission] Grating gears (into reverse)
#1
My new to me 2013 30k Berlingo often grates the gears when going into reverse, as if you don't have the clutch pedal fully down. If I take it real slow it doesn't grate. Is this typical for the breed?

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#2
Mine's same year but more miles - I've not had that problem. I'd be taking it in if it did.
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#3
I was hoping people would post up 'they're all like that' Sad
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#4
Hi ebbo, if its only crunching in reverse it would suggest that you have a slight clutch drag. I would check clutch operation i think yours will be hydraulic so you may have a slave or master cylinder fault?

If its a 2013 reg you may still have a warranty with Citroen as you usually get 3 years 2 with Citroen and the extra year with the dealer network.
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#5
I would suggest bleeding the hydraulic system
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(14-03-2016, 09:16 PM)ron Wrote:  I would suggest bleeding the hydraulic system

Had this with an old focus I had,I found puting into 3rd first helped,seems to slow the gears down in the gear box..let it idle for a few seconds the try it..if your parked up and need to reverse put it into reverse before you start it..
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#7
Thanks guys. What I find is if I take it slow (like the wife does) it slips into reverse no problem. I wonder, Is the gear oil seperate from the engine oil? Maybe a change of gear oil would help?

Other than this I really love the new Berlingo. It's much quieter and smother running than the old 2ltr, and it looks really smart too!
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#8
The gear oil is seperate from the engine oil the gear oil is thicker than the engine oil .
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(16-03-2016, 08:16 PM)ebbo Wrote:  Thanks guys. What I find is if I take it slow (like the wife does) it slips into reverse no problem. I wonder, Is the gear oil seperate from the engine oil? Maybe a change of gear oil would help?

Other than this I really love the new Berlingo. It's much quieter and smother running than the old 2ltr, and it looks really smart too!
I would change the trans oil using a good brand synthetic.I do mine @20,000m
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#10
Don't think changing gear oil will make any difference ,like you said your wife takes it easy and it goes in OK.?  reverse that is. Big Grin
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