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Hi all I’m new to the site,
Can anyone help with my question please. I have a 2014 1.7diesel. manual sportage it’s only done 41,000 miles. I’m having problem getting from 3rd to 4th gear I’ve been told it could be the synchromesh worn does this seem right as the warranty run out in March and with such low mileage is this a common fault.
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When I bought mine the syncro had gone 4th. Gave a little crunch noise as it went into gear. I had the dealership where I'd just bought it from fix it under consumer rights. Mines a 2017 model but it cost about £500 for the gearbox specialist to change the syncros (I had every gear done as the syncros themselves aren't expensive) new clutch and flywheel as most of the cost comes in labour taking the box out. Total warranty bill for the dealership was £1800. But they did use oem parts. Gearbox itself was about £480
 

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When I bought mine the syncro had gone 4th. Gave a little crunch noise as it went into gear. I had the dealership where I'd just bought it from fix it under consumer rights. Mines a 2017 model but it cost about £500 for the gearbox specialist to change the syncros (I had every gear done as the syncros themselves aren't expensive) new clutch and flywheel as most of the cost comes in labour taking the box out. Total warranty bill for the dealership was £1800. But they did use oem parts. Gearbox itself was about £480
Thank you for your reply, I’ve taken it to Kia they are going to repair it even thought it’s out of warranty by a few months. I’m paying for the new clutch so hopefully will all be good.
 

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Thank you for your reply, I’ve taken it to Kia they are going to repair it even thought it’s out of warranty by a few months. I’m paying for the new clutch so hopefully will all be good.
Is that covered under their warranty terms then? I had to use an independent garage that used kia parts as that's the law. When a consumer rights claim is made within 30 days the seller basically has the right to have it fixed themselves or direct you to an approved garage of their choice. I stated that it may be covered by kia but they refused to pay the inspection fee that kia may charge to check the fault.

Also are you having the clutch and flywheel replaced? If its a diesel then the most important part is the flywheel over the clutch as they are a dual mass unit and can fail over time. I've had one go and it's not pretty.
 

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Is that covered under their warranty terms then? I had to use an independent garage that used kia parts as that's the law. When a consumer rights claim is made within 30 days the seller basically has the right to have it fixed themselves or direct you to an approved garage of their choice. I stated that it may be covered by kia but they refused to pay the inspection fee that kia may charge to check the fault.

Also are you having the clutch and flywheel replaced? If its a diesel then the most important part is the flywheel over the clutch as they are a dual mass unit and can fail over time. I've had one go and it's not pretty.
It’s booked in with my local Kia showroom they said they will sort the gearbox but I have to pay for the clutch, it is a diesel I have there was no mention of flywheel.
 

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It’s booked in with my local Kia showroom they said they will sort the gearbox but I have to pay for the clutch, it is a diesel I have there was no mention of flywheel.
I'd call and check. Usually you would get both done at the same time. You could potentially get it all sorted then have an issue with the flywheel. What's the mileage?
 

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Sorry I re red your original post. 41k it'll probably be good for a while. But just to advise, I would always get both done if the box is coming out.
 

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I would still get the flywheel done if you can been down this road with a vw had gearbox out to be sorted and fitted full clutch 2 months down the road flywheel was rattleing like a tin of nuts&bolts so all out again more money when could of been sorted first time round
 

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I would still get the flywheel done if you can been down this road with a vw had gearbox out to be sorted and fitted full clutch 2 months down the road flywheel was rattleing like a tin of nuts&bolts so all out again more money when could of been sorted first time round
That's similar to what happened to me. Well, I bought a seat altea from my sister (vag group engine) had an irritating knock at idle that went away with the clutch in. Took it to a garage and the flywheel was mangled. I opted for a solid conversion, it was the same price as a dual mass factoring on the double sprung clutch that went with it.

Drove ok for another 6 almost 7 years albeit the clutch was heavier. Until the gearbox blew a hole In the side late last year.

Like you say, if you have a problem later on with the flywheel it'll be another £200 at least to get the box off plus the flywheel. May aswel get it done now and be safe in the knowledge that the car has a full new system in that ll last a good few years to come. I've known dual mass flywheels let go at less than 10k miles, my uncle who is a mechanic has told me some horror stories.

Also not sure how you would check its condition. It may look fine but the rubber damping or springs inside are on their way out. Theres really know way of knowing by sight alone. When mine came off it looked perfect. Until the garage cut a section out and half the springs were mullered and the rubber damping was rotten away. I guess you could check for play or scoring or something. I think I'd stump up the extra for the flywheel. But to be fair, the oem kia one I had fitted along with oem clutch was £1200 odd plus vat. Maybe ask kia of they will replace it as part of the warranty fix.
 
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