146 Intermittently Gets Stuck In 5th Gear..?
Here's hoping someone can help with this issue...
146 1.8TI (2000/V)
Owned since 70000 miles
Clutch changed about 30000 miles ago
Many months ago it started to get very difficult to select reverse gear, then it changed to difficulty in changing down from 5th to 4th gear. Just happens randomly, no apparent pattern and not all of the time. Had it serviced, cambelt changed and MOT at Alfaworkshop and they cleaned the swarf from the gearbox. Drove home and clutch pedal was stiff and spongy... that rectified itself after 40 odd miles, but found that changing down to 4th was even worse than before. Had to actually stop once to get it out of 5th gear. Now found that rather than trying to tug it out and down into 4th, it will pop out of 5th by moving the gear stick to the left, into neutral and then can select another gear.
Gear stick centres OK. Alfaworkshop willing to look at it again, but it's quite a long way to go again (the reason I chose them was their fixed price service and cambelt prices).
Read lots here about the gear selector plate issues. Could it be related to this, or maybe the gearbox is on it's way out..?
Any/all suggestions most welcome.
Last edited by IDF; 13-07-10 at 08:16.
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