Originally Posted by kdouglas
is it a dull click as if the gears are locking together but not moving?
or is it more like a gears are spinning but slipping/grinding off eachother?
first one means the gearbox is jammed, it can happen for several different reasons, normally just opening the gearbox and reseating the gears will do the job, or if you can use something to release the anti-reversal latch without opening the gearbox this might work
second means the gears and/or the piston are most likely damaged and the gears are just grinding away, i'd imagine its not this as your description would have been more like "makes a horrible grinding noise" rather than "makes a slight sound"
Yep, sounds like it's the first one.
I'd say the best thing would be for me to have one of you guys have a look at it. I might be at HRTA this saturday if anyone is there that can do this (I'm not going to single out you kdouglas, you've already been more of a help to me already
, unless of course you want to be singled out
Plus I don't have a monkeys how to open an AEG.