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530i manual - loss of drive

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Bugger, moved a mile from the house today, heard or felt like a snapping noise underneath when acceleration gently. Car wouldn't go forward any further, managed to coast into a lay by. Can select all gears, as soon as you release clutch pedal, no drive whatsoever, no strange noises or clunk's or smells. Garage can't recover till tomorrow or possibly day after, anyone had such an experience,   

 

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Thanks dude, recovery coming in half an hour now, can't really get underneath it just now to check, first time in the 9 years i've had it that its seen the back of a recovery truck

 

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5 minutes ago, d_a_n1979 said:

As above...

 

Could the guibo be a culprit here also?

Yeah, it was a strange snapping type noise, not overly loud, I initially thought clutch cable had gone.. Hoping for nothing too drastic. 

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My wife had a cv joint let go on a 944 with open diff. You could put it in gear and it would turn the broken shaft and give no drive. 

 

Inconvenient but wasn't a difficult fix. (I did all 4 to be safe)

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Been looked at, rear diff shot, can't complain really, it lasted 18 years and 146k.. Best to get it refurbed? Or buy new (doubtful if still available) would rather not ebay one in case that goes caput further down the line too

 

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I'd probably go good used from someone like Tim on here but if in Herts or near there is a good specialist in markyate for a rebuild. 

 

New is probably available but I bet cost would make you cry!

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