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156 V6 Gearbox 6 speed

I need some advice:

My car has covered 87k (1999 June) and the gearbox has started to worry me, the problems I an experiancing are:

1) I Struggle to disengage 3rd gear when the car is stationary (with the engine on or off)
when its rolling its fine.

2) I hear a crunch when engaging 4th gear on the move (Poor synchromesh??)

3) 5th and 6th are noisy at around 40mph

I need to know the following:

1) Will these faults get any worse?
2) Does anyone know a gearbox specialist who can fix these problems; ALFA has quoted 1200 plus fitting for a new box and has said that you can't refurb the unit! Is this right??


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Uh oh, doesnt sound good! Never heard of a gearbox that gets better. Shop around for a better quote. Try independent alfa garage, they are bound to do it cheaper than that. The labour charge will be high too I bet. No one knows how to charge by the hour better than our 'friends' in main dealerships. Good luck [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Maybe best to find a transmission specialist to do the work.My dad had a problem with an auto once and found that a transmission/gearbox specialist was best.
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