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Hello everyone, i have run into problems with my v40. It sarted to suddenly loose power and the sound of blown exhaust so i took it to kwik fit garage who showed me the hole in mid section of exhaust and said the problem might be the end section being blocked up. However after leaving there to drive home the car broke down and i got towed home as i couldnt get it to move. It would slightly move in 1st gear but now i cant get reverse at all, when i was driving and broke down i did notice that the centre console where the gear stick area is was very hot, so aswell as the problem with something blocking the exhaust i think by driving it i may have burnt out the clutch. Someone said something about the catalitic converter probably broke and blocked exhaust and the generated heat may have caused burn damage to something related to why i lost reverse gear, thinking about it i was smelling burning rubber smell whilst driving but thought that was just the exhaust prob. Anyone have any ideas, it is 1998 reg with 173k miles. Many thanks.
 

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hi there, it is manual, i have since had RAC out and he said it was the at thats gone and thinks the gearbox is gone. So now i need to decide how to get rid of the car, try to sell it as a non runner or find out out how much salvage yards would pay for it.
 
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