can anyone recommend gearbox rebuilder/specialist.
mine is noisey in the first three gears( specially when lifting off power).
the gears change ok .
at least all the bearings will need changing. the cars done 115,000 miles.
Alfa 146 1.7 boxer.
My gearbox has the same symthons. It is hard to change gears (esp 4) and it is very noisy when i engine brake in 1st to 3rd gear. Not least of all in the diff there is a lap so when you drive slovly in 1st gear and let of the gas pedal there is a big klonking sound. It is hard to describe in english!!! The question = Do i need a rebuild or not. (changing oil did not help)
Anyone with a boxer should check the gearbox oil every 25,000 miles. At 72,000 I changed mine, It improved shift & reduced noise a little. But box is in good shape, except reverse can need a double declutch to engauge. I'm considering getting any linkage bushes changed.