Re: 147 Manual Gearbox/Clutch Problem
Got the car back this morning, had to pay for clutch plate as garage have still had no reply from Alfa.
While waiting for my car another chap had come to collect his 156 selespeed, which also had a new gearbox fitted but was 5 months out of warranty, so he had to pay a £1900 bill (s**t), car had only done 29,000 miles. I really felt sorry for him. Says he's going to sell the car.
Are there some problems with Alfa gearboxes reliability wise ? thats 3 people I know now that have had new gearboxes.
Got my car back and everything was fine when I went thro' all gears including reverse at the dealers. 1 hour later went to select reverse and the gear lever shot across to the right. I was able to get 1,2,3,4 but no 5 or reverse.
Had a look under the bonnet and noticed one of the gear selector cables had come adrift. I've put the cable back on, and now everything works ok, but I'm going to have to return to the dealer to make sure that the cable doesn't need replacing.