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Alfa 147 gear selector plate

Hi all,
Just replaced the gear selector plate on my 147 (gear stick was really stiff when in neutral) and wanted to let people know it is possible to do it without removing the battery tray (which is a right pain!).
Its a little fiddly and the battery definetly does have to come out but with a couple of 12" extensions, a universal joint and 13mm socket, you can get in there and undoe the plate (and re-torque it too).
If anyone needs any more advice on it, drop me a line.
Just need to get rid of the 'porridge stirring' feeling when its in gear now!!
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The porridge stirring means dropping the exhaust odds are a manifold to downpipe stud will snap. Removing the long massive casing bolted to the body above the exhaust then releasing the handbrake assembly attached to the casing, this is all to replace a 2 quid plastic ring around the gear lever at its base .Alfa designers were as poor as British leyland in some areas.Ive seen postings saying it could be done in two hours. This job took me 2 years 27 mins and 33 seconds.........Only joking but its a pain cos a little forethought by Alfa it could be a 15min job.
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