Alfa 159Ti with
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Swindon, United Kingdom
Re: stiff gear knob!
I tried to do this on Saturday to my 156 V6, I managed to strip it all down, by taking out the battery and battery tray so I could see what I was doing.
I took the complete gear selector out from the gearbox, removed the linkage shaft, and then noticed how small the bushes were... umm I think the Alfa Dealer has given me the wrong ones as they were 3 times the size (and cost)... So I just lubed it all up and put it back together.. Now its worse !! trying to get it in 6th gear is really hard..
My gearstick has no spring in it at all, IE in neutral it you pull it to the side and let go it just stays there. Is this definately these bushes ?? As I noticed that when you remove the gear linkage (19mm nut) there is a big spring under the nut ?
Will try again this weekend when I have the correct part..
Oh and my V6 has done 170k so maybe something else is worn ??
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Previous Alfa's = Fantasy Blue 156 2.4JTD Sportwagon |Alfa 156 V6 S/W with LPG | Nuvelo 147 GTA with Connect +, 18" alloys, Coilovers, CDA and remap| 156 2.4 JTD sportwagon with 185 BHP, lowered, 17" white speedline wheels, and Zender bodykit|156 V6 SP3 in Cosmos with big spoiler|1998 Spider TS in green.