View Full Version : Aprox cost of replacing main bearing in a Civic Vti Gearbox?

24-11-2003, 06:10 PM
well i duno if too many people have experienced this, but my gear box is making a funny noise when in 1st and second gear.
took it too a honda specialist and they told me it was the main bearing.

was wondering if anyone has had this prob before and how much did it cost to get it repaired.
or is it hard to do on your own?


24-11-2003, 11:27 PM
40-50 bux for the input shaft bearing (mainshaft bearing)
Similarly for the countershaft bearing

Parts are cheap
Labour will fug u over, unless u got the balls to try it yourself. Isnt too hard to do. Just requires patience.

26-11-2003, 02:44 PM
yeh i went hte other day to get a quote an they are asking 550, parts and labour. i'm thinking of doing it myself though. me and a mechanic mate of mine, although he is a rotory mechanic... hahha :roll:

02-12-2003, 08:28 PM
Yep mine does it now... its definitely a disgusting sound too...

is there a difference between a VTi box with a VTiR?

03-12-2003, 10:53 AM
i'm not sure if there is a difference to be honest.

i duno wheather to spend 500-600 on fixing the noise, or spend 2200 for a front cut and get a b16a?

what do you think dood??

03-12-2003, 01:51 PM
I say get the front cut. :D

03-12-2003, 02:02 PM
sell the car and get a better one:) my 2cents

06-12-2003, 04:57 PM
VTiR boxes DOES NOT FIT onto a VTi Engines....

06-12-2003, 07:47 PM
dude i had the same problem

they were quoting me at a honda dealer not long ago
round 850

my mate was selling a new gear box of a brand new ridden off 2000 civic
he sold it to me for 500 buks

so i solved the problem that way