So confident are we of our gearboxes they are covered by our 3-point unlimited mileage warranty for 12 months. Anyone can tell me why I can't select first gear from natural? Unfortunately, however, like all mechanical things, transmissions eventually wear out and untimately fail to act as efficiently as they were designed to. hope you get it sorted quick Jamie -Jamie-, Jul 27, 2009 #6. thelonegunman New Member yes a common problem with this type of van, i think it is common in the vivaro too. On the whole Vauxhall Vivaro vans are very reliable and dependable for their owners. Gears are characteristically reliable mechanisms. Vauxhall vivaro gearbox problems again! Vauxhall Vivaro gearbox problem! It started a few days ago, it's really stiff to get it to go into any gear but it was mostly doing it on cold days now it's doing it all the time. recon gearbox will be needed. its a multi use engine fitted in many cars such as the volvo s40 and renault megan. the problem is it keeps sticking in gear and over reving whilst in 1st gear.Also as you are driving the revs increases and you don’t go anywhere This is the diagnosis … I have a 2014 Renault traffic sports DCI115.And from having it I have had problems with the gearbox. I just had the n/s drive shaft replaced on my 2004 vivaro 1.9 t/d.6speed gearbox. I can't select gear to first one unless I put it second gear afterwards first? All of our Vauxhall gearboxes are precision engineered to the original factory specification using the highest quality parts. Theres a end plate on your gearbox once removed it exposes your 5th& reverse gear which runs on the same hub. Posted by markb on February 19, 2013 at 9:50pm in Vehicles. the engine in mine was an F9Q. Also fitted to the Astravan and Vivaro (plus Renault Traffic and Nissan Primastar). better that a new one would be lucky for ya. Source(s): vauxhall vivaro gearbox problems: https://shortly.im/gq2DK. 14th June 2016 - junglemaster. Just wondering if any of you guys who run Vauxhall vivaros have had any problems with the gearbox. Be carefull if using second hand gearboxes as a fix as I believe the ratio's are different for cars and vans. Remove end plate check large locking nut that holds gear hub to shaft is tight if so check bearing that this shaft runs on. I have a 2010 model and is only done 30K and the gearbox has let me down for the second time. Vauxhall gearbox prices start from just £200 +VAT Unlimited mileage warranty for 12 months. Evening All, My 04 plate Vauxhall Vivaro has developed a bit of a gearbox problem and wanted to ask any mechanics on here want they think it might be. The PF is a manual gearbox with 3 shafts and a crown wheel. vauxhall vivaro gearbox problems. 0 0. Vauxhall Vivaro Faults and Mechanical Problems. the problem with the 1.9 is its a car engine and gearbox, and was not meant or designed for the weight of a van plus load. Here we have listed some of the most common Vauxhall Vivaro problems we have seen on these vans: Numerous drivers have reported problems with the automated transmission of the Vivaro Van. PF6 gearbox : The PF6 gearbox is a 6 speed manual transmission; it supersedes the earlier PK Type gearbox. oh yes, i did a lot of internet reading when mine was going wrong every month. Most likely cause of your problem is faulty bearings allowing main cluster shaft to slightly dip. Common Gearbox Problems. Common gearbox problems and diagnosis. I ve got vauxhall vivaro 28 K miles. 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