i've recently spent £450 on having the clutch replaced on my 145 (-99, 1.6 TS), only to immediately after suffer another problem that is making the car undriveable
i don't know if this other problem has been caused somehow by damage made by the garage that replaced the clutch.
what is happening now is that a part that links the gear stick to the gear box is damaged in a way that makes the gear stick just wobble all over the place and making it impossible to put the car in 1st and 2nd gear. according to the garage, the part that i need is the one with part no. 46478537 in the following diagram (the part that goes from the gear lever assembly and it includes the two cables):
this part is £210 new though
although i may be able to source it 2nd hand off a local breaker that has a few of these parts off alfas but need me to bring in mine so they can match it.
supposedly, this part includes the bits indicated in the photos (i've circled problem area blue in first photo) attached with this thread that illustrates what is causing the problem. what is happening is that the ball-and-joint bit shown in the photos are slipping significantly. i think there should possibly be a pin that holds the ball-and-joint together as well and i think that might be part of the problem. there's also a small circular piece of plastic that sits in between ball-and-joint that in my setup is crumbling apart. looking at the photo, it also looks to me though as if the male and female parts are way too far apart, which doesn't really make sense to me
if anyone on here has experienced this problem or has any insight into it, i would really appreciate any help and advice!!
this has all happened at the worst possible time for me as i'm just about to emigrate abroad and have a sh*tload of other stuff i need to sort. just sold all my tools just before this happened