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sloppy gear stick

hi i just bought 01 147 and the gear stick is sloppy i have no probs getting all the gears as long i take it slow i was told it is the bushes where can i get them and how do i fit them

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this is whats happening to my 147 any idea how to fix it

Alfa156 loose gear lever - YouTube
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any more help it's not stiff it's just like the video
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i appreciate it's a while since you posted this but how did you fix the sloppy gear change problem. Ive just bought a 147 and the gears are just like that video!
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That's my vid

See the link I posted in your thread
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There's different types of gear stick housings in the manual 147/156's.
All types wear/break and give rise to the sloppy stick symptom which ultimately ends up with issues in selecting gears.
I'd suggest dropping out the selector and determine which one you have and what part you need before ordering. If you're really lucky you'll have the cheap to repair one. So far I've had the two more expensive ones where you have to replace the whole housing.
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gear stick sloppy

Hi guys, sorry to revive this thread but how did you get on with this problem? i've just bought an '08 147 JTDm and its got the exact same issue. I've posted a video here, but seems to be exactly the same as the one above:
 
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Yep, broken. I suspect the broken part is #46411550 which is about 22 quid.
Your hosing is different to the earlier ones that I've replaced because of wear.
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Yep, broken. I suspect the broken part is #46411550 which is about 22 quid.
Your hosing is different to the earlier ones that I've replaced because of wear.
Thanks mate, i suspected this too and that's the part i had found. Can i replace this from the top do you think, without dropping it all from the bottom? Its 3 bolts for the top housing and then just linkages etc. I've got small hands for the fiddly bits but i suspect its still a pain lol
 
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I've only done the older 147 ones and the 6 speed 156 selector, which is a bit like your one.
There's no way they were coming out the top. By memory this was roughly my process:
1. front up on ramps.
2. disconnect selector cables from gearbox.
3. 'relax' sub frame by loosening the securing bolts somewhat
4. remove relevant section of exhaust - separating might be sufficient.
5. unbolt central tunnel bit and heat shields
6. ta-da! There's the selector!

Good luck
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