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I recently ( ~6-8 months ago) bought a 2016 automatic Captur and the gearbox recently hasn’t been shifting gear properly. Over revving and not engaging reverse. They tried to update the software for the gearbox and that didn’t solve the issue

They have now quoted £2k -£2.5k for a rebuild on the gearbox.

My question to anyone who reads this is: Is it better to rebuild the box and carry on driving it around with the new box, or to not rebuild the gearbox and try sell it in some way and leave the problem elsewhere ?

if the answer is selling, then what is the best route for this?

Cheers for any help in advance

Conrad
 

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Find a quality gearbox specialist or good garage , Renault agents are so expensive or a Vehicle dismantlers for a used or recon box

You should be able to have your box repaired for a lot less

Pay by credit card only, you will be covered if things go wrong
 

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Are any fault codes showing up when the car is interrogated?
I'd try to find a good independent auto gearbox expert first to see if they can give you an idea of what may be wrong and how much it would cost to fix - plus the time it will take. If you need the car, then you should factor in renting something whilst the Captur is being worked on.... probably best to sell it if you have lost confidence in the car. It's then down to money and time - somewhere like WeBuyAnyCar will offer a quick way to relieve you of the vehicle and with no comeback from the next owner (unlike a private sale) but you may also not be offered very much. You could try to trade it in at a dealer or independent trader or even put it to an auction house yourself.

One thing I would suggest is checking that the battery is holding charge correctly, we have had numerous issues reported with Capturs behaving oddly when the battery voltage drops and/or the original battery is over 4 years old. When my battery started to go "iffy", one issue that I had was that after jump-starting, the gearbox would not engage reverse until the engine had been running for several minutes.
 
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Very few people are overhauling these boxes I think. I had a cursory look a couple in UK of years ago when my scenic had a similar problem. Certainly in Portugal no-one will touch them other than a single Renault gearbox facility in Lisbon. I did manage to download an "official" gearbox overhaul manual (I worked on auto boxes in my youth). The first three pages was a comprehensive set of instructions for removing the gearbox. Page 4 said "now send it to Renault". Seriously. Fortunately I didn't need it. A software upgrade solved matters. Overhaul here would be close to €2k. First thing is to identify any codes. Presume there is a warning light.
 
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