alfa 156 sportwagon gear problems
hi everyone, i have a problem with my 156 sportwagon jts 128000 miles, i have owned this car for 18 months with no problems until a couple of months ago the gears started being really stiff to move ( fine with engine off ) and improves after about 20 mins of driving when everything has warmed up.
having to start the car in gear which is not good.
Anyhow my local garage diagnosed that it needed a new master cylinder and so had one fitted which fixed the problem for around 3-4 weeks, took the car back and found a pipe to be leaking ( new pipe fitted ), this was fine for around 2- 3 weeks and exact same problems - so again back to the garage this time replaced the master cylinder under warranty and again was
fine until this last few days it is now doing the same problem AGAIN !!! ( lasted around 4 weeks this time ).
so why did it seem fixed for around 4 weeks and why does it seem ok after around 20 mins of driving ??
I have been back to the garage again and they are stumped and advised me to see an Alfa specialist for a second opinion - fearing it could be clutch which is a big job!
Has anyone else experienced this problem with their Alfa Romeo ??