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Van gearbox repairs

Geartech Midlands diagnose and repair gearboxes on all models of van and light commercial vehicles with manual or semi-automatic transmissions. We understand the how our customer’s rely on these everyday workhorse vehicles, it is vital that repairs are carried out promptly and on-budget.

The Transit van has become synonymous with business on the move. Other popular models include the VW Transporter, Renault Traffic, Peugeot Partner and Mercedes Vito or Sprinter. These light commercial vehicles can range from a convenient combi or supermini-derived van to larger capacity long wheelbase and high-top panel vans.

We offer a removal and fitting service on most models of light commerical vehicle. Please call us on 01299 251 261 for prices and availability of appointments.

Typical van gearbox failures

The VW T5 Transporter gearbox problems are often diagnosed by noticing noisy bearings. This requires a complete bearing exchange and a top case modification.

The Renault Traffic, Vauxhall Vivaro and the Nissan Primastar all suffer from stiff gear selection problems. After the initial diagnosis, we begin the gearbox repair with a complete strip down to component parts. The selector arm, bearings and seals are all replaced with OE or equivalent high-quality parts, we also recommend a reset of all pre-loads. The Traffic uses all taper roller bearings, which we set optimum pre-load.

These are very common failures therefore this complete refresh aims to keep the customer on the road in to the foreseeableble future.

Van gearbox exchange and reconditioned units 

At our Geartech Midlands workshop, we hold a small amount of stock to enable an exchange of your original unit. However, as modern vehicles increasingly rely on electronic components it is imperative to supply the correct gearbox or differential parts. 

Bearings and seals on the shelves

If we are unable to quickly source the correct replacement transmission and your unit is repairable, we will recondition your unit. We carry a massive stock of parts, bearings and seals in-house allowing us to repair or refurbish your gearbox with the minimum downtime for your business.

Priority commercial gearbox repair service

Our business customers get priority turnaround and we pride ourselves on our competitive pricing and efficient service.

Your van’s gearbox can be stripped, diagnosed and the repair quoted for you free of charge. If you choose not to proceed we return the dismantled gearbox without charge.


We have been in business for 30 yrs and always use these guys. Excellent customer service and communications with the minimum of delay for vehicle turnaround and always at a great price. Keep it up guys

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Call Tony or Karl on 01299 251 261 with your van or light commercial vehicle gearbox enquiry.

Hard working gearbox overhaul for a safari park Transit van
Hard working Transit van gearbox in for an overhaul
Repairing a Ford Transit 4th gear damage on layer and input shaft
5-speed Transit gearbox, 4th gear damage on layshaft and input shaft
Peugeot Boxer gearbox with emulsified oil full of water
Peugeot Boxer gearbox full of water and emulsified oil


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