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Old 03-22-2019, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default Manual transmission rebuild/bearing noise 2008 Astra XR

Just figured I'd pass this along. My '08 XR started making a noise with the clutch engaged, which I suspected was bearings related (153K miles).

I brought it into a local transmission shop which I've used for other vehicles, and they confirmed it was a bearing related issue. Getting the correct bearing kit took a couple of weeks since it had to be sourced from the UK, but they were able to get the car back on the road fairly quickly once they had it.

I also had them replaced the clutch while they had everything apart with a Sachs unit, PN K7062901 (K70629-01), $543 cost, which was the only source I could find who had one, including the GM dealers. I'll track down and post the bearing kit source and PN for the bearing kit as well in case anyone runs across this issue.

Bottom line, the transmissions *are* serviceable, despite what some might claim, as long as you have a competent shop who's willing to do the legwork on finding the parts.

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May i ask what the total cost was having it rebuilt ?

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Old 07-11-2019, 08:04 PM   #3
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May i ask what the total cost was having it rebuilt ?
Sure. Including me supplying the clutch, right around $2,200. That comes with a one year warranty.

There is also a complete reman unit available from GM for around $1,700, but the dealers won't want to bother with it.

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Last year, one of the guys here from Boston paid about the same for his manual transmission refurbishing.

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