Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Right Side O The Pennines
County: West Yorkshire
Stuck in 4th Gear (again)
There have been numerous posts about this before and most of those seem to be caused by the selector box failing, symptoms being LOTS of play in the gearstick, not centering properly, difficulty getting in and out of gears again. I had this problem and it was fixed by my local Alfa Specialist.
I have recently had some difficulty getting out of 4th gear, I only had the other problem fixed 3 or 4 months ago and the symptoms aren't exactly the same. Difficulty is specifically with 4th gear, it gets stuck in gear and is quite difficult to get out again. My specialist says he has seen the same thing on a few other cars and it has turned out to be the synchro sleeves being worn/broken, if it is this then he says its 5 days work and a gearbox rebuild. Luckily I have a warranty that I can claim on but we both agreed to do a little more research before going to the expense of tearing my gearbox to bits to find out what the problem is.
If anybody has had a similar problem please let me know how it was resolved.
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