156 Selespeed gear selector and clutch problem - please help!
I'm new to this forum and am hoping somebody can help - please!
I have a 2001 156 selespeed which will not select reverse gear. Also a few weeks ago the car started to 'shudder' when in 1st gear. The clutch now sounds pretty bad.
I live in Newport, S. Wales. Can't find a garage in Cardiff or Newport who is prepared to look at it. ''Sorry, don't touch Alfa's'' is the response I keep getting from local garages. The Alfa dealership in Cardiff have had a look at it and informed me that ''it won't select reverse and the clutch is faulty''... thanks. They can put a new gearbox and clutch in for £2250!
I paid £1700 for it 6 months ago, full service history, 50000 miles, it appeared in good order.
I don't think a new gear box is required just to sort reverse out -? It appears to be the original clutch...
Can any one help with pointing me in the direction of a decent mechanic, who is prepared to work on Alfa's, near'ish to S. Wales.