I have no problems in selecting gears...its as smooth as it could be.
The noise...difficult to describe..it's not a grinding noise its more like when you are driving with a broken exhaust. The noise is noticebale when I go from 4th gear to 5th. When I take my foot off the accelerator the noise decreases but when I press it again it increases.
I have attached a part of the repair /diagnostics page from an Alfa manual...maybe that will help.
In case there is a problem a problem with the attachment this is what it says....
'NOISE DURING ACCELERATION AND DECELARATION EXPERIENCED MAINLY IN 4TH OR 5TH GEAR'
Recommends you 'check that the spur gear is not worn or damaged and that the play is not excessive'
Corrective action 'Restore correct play or repalce the spur gear'
Now I'm not a mechanic by any means and have no idea what the work involves but I guess the gearbox would have to be taken off and if the spur gear is to be replaced. Question is worth replacing the whole gearbox or repalcing just the spur.
Have a look and let me have your opinion.
Originally Posted by Ramian
You need to get a better diagnosis of the problem!
If it were a major item like a bearing it would not go away by moving the gearlever, sounds more like a selector problem. Is there wear or an adjustment problem in the linkage to the gearlever for example.
What sort of noise is it?