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Post by stonemarkate on Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:52 pm

The gear box on our T Reg Symbol went and the garage have had great difficulty in obtaining replacement parts in UK, they have finally found what they need in Sweden! Has anyone else had this problem? They say that this model is obsolete and that many dealers are refusing to take them in for repair.
TES Transmissions (the people who are undertaking the job) have an excellent reputation and are specialists in this field so if they are having trouble what is the future for our much loved Symbol?
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Post by Paulmold on Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:17 pm

There are many parts still available from Poland but a specialist gearbox company should be able to make parts themselves. There have been previous threads on the subject with links to specialist re-builders.

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Post by stonemarkate on Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:22 pm

Thank you, I am new to posting and only saw the threads after mine appeared.  I will ensure the water ingress problem is sorted though before it happens again.
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Post by stonemarkate on Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:38 am

One month later we finally picked up our van!  Reconditioned gearbox, clutch kit, oil and labour £2,149.39 inc VAT.!!!  The garage have said that this is the last one they will take in for repair as obtaining the parts is a nightmare.  So what do we do?  Keep our lovely van until it dies and then sell for spare parts or sell now with a 12,000 mile/12 month warranty? But that seems a little dishonest to say the least.
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Post by Paulmold on Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:56 pm

Look in the latest edition of MMM magazine. There is an article about a gearbox repairer where they are having no problems reconditioning them at a cost of less than a thousand if I remember correctly. I'm away on tour at moment and the mag is at home. There must be other members who read MMM and can give further details. Could a moderator move these posts on this subject to technical section where it could be found by members more easily.

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Post by stonemarkate on Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:32 pm

Thank you but too late I'm afraid, we have just paid over £2,000 and have booked our place in the workhouse.  However, I will keep the information for future reference just in case.
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Post by Constan42 on Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:19 am

stonemarkate wrote:One month later we finally picked up our van!  Reconditioned gearbox, clutch kit, oil and labour £2,149.39 inc VAT.!!!  The garage have said that this is the last one they will take in for repair as obtaining the parts is a nightmare.  So what do we do?  Keep our lovely van until it dies and then sell for spare parts or sell now with a 12,000 mile/12 month warranty? But that seems a little dishonest to say the least.
This is exactly the kind of situation that scares me when considering buying a  2000-2002 model Symbol, the gearboxes on these things seem very prone to say the least. what is the point in buying a Van that possibly you cant get gearbox parts for?, and that was 3 years ago? Getting stuck with a  bill like that for a 18 year old van is verging on the ridiculous even if you could track down the parts. Seems a bit of a nightmare scenario to me. What are you going to do, except scrap it, knowing that you have just kissed 12 grand bye bye.
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Post by boxerman on Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:34 am

The problem with researching forums for info is that things tend to get out of proportion.
Someone [cleverer than I] once wrote that judging the reliability of a vehicle by reading forum posts is like judging the overall health of the country by interviewing people in doctors waiting rooms.

Yes - some Boxers do have gearbox problems, but many more don't.
As an example:
If you look up the scuttle drain pipe saga on here, you will come to the conclusion that every Boxer had the wrong scuttle drain pipe fitted or that it was fitted incorrectly.
The one on my van was fitted correctly and empties behind the gearbox, not onto it. Some were fitted incorrectly but perhaps not as many as you would suppose by reading the posts? I suspect that far, far more were fitted correctly than incorrectly - but it doesn't appear that way according to forum posts.

My gearchange is notchy, but it is one of the earlier gearboxes, it is the same one which was in the van when we bought it in 2002 and I believe it is the same one it left the factory with. That is not to say that Boxer gearboxes never fail - some obviously  do, but again, perhaps not as may as you would believe.
Later gearboxes are better BTW

Many people join forums only because they are having a problem and want advice. Very few - if any,  join a forum to say that they are NOT having any problems.

The problems people write about are real and do exist, but you need to step back and think rationally about the advice or warnings given before making any decisions

Frank.
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Post by Constan42 on Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:58 pm

"The problem with researching forums for info is that things tend to get out of proportion.
Someone [cleverer than I] once wrote that judging the reliability of a vehicle by reading forum posts is like judging the overall health of the country by interviewing people in doctors waiting rooms."
Very true Frank, its all too easy to get a little paranoid by what seems a large number of people with this problem. Its true that when you read views of anything, the people who have a grievance with that product will shout the loudest, and the millions who are happy with that product will generally say little, i.e. nothing to complain about. So yes,your argument is true and well thought out, but try telling that to the guy who can't repair his gearbox or is landed with £2149 bill, as right as you probably are.  Excellent post as usual .
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