difficulties to insert the gear
My Alfa has a problem which needs urgent attention:
When the engine is cold, mainly in the morning, the major difficulty is to insert the reverse gear. For that the engine must be switched off otherwise the gear/clutch cracks.
I took off the under tray to check the gear oil level and replenish with fresh oil and to change the engine oil+filter thereafter the machine ran smoothly for 40 miles. When changing gear the clutch pedal was responding fine, otherwise I had to help with my foot to return to correct position. However, after a break of around one hour, the time needed to wash the vehicle, the harshness of changing gear was back again.
Normally, after a while and when the engine has reached the temperature the problem disappears.
Do I have clutch or gearbox issues?
Any help or advice will be highly appreciated.
carlo di giorgio
Last edited by carlodigiorgio; 03-10-11 at 09:05.