Trying to improve
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Not sure whether this care shares the gearbox with the saab 9-3 like it does its engine (if jtd) but my friend has recently had issues that are very very similar to yours.
We changed the gearbox oil - This improved things a little (the oil looked like it had been changed at some point in its life)
We adjusted the cables between the gear stick turret and the selector shaft entering the gearbox - This improved things a little.
He refurbished the selector shaft that enters the gearbox using a kit off the internet that provides a new bearing for a swivel joint - This improved things alot!
Its still not perfect but its acceptable now.
Need an Alfa! Cheap, cheap! Pref something older that needs a little work!