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Help Noise in 2nd gear still there after rebuild

Just invested a good wad of cash getting gearbox rebuilt, clutch and DMG for my Alfa 159 2006 1.9 JTDm. All seemed fine until i gave it a good run then the second gear started giving trouble again.

At about 200-2500 revs it feels like a biting/stutter, something mechanical rather than power issue then once it gets past that it's fine. Sometimes it's not there at all.

Can't believe it after spending so much money and worry now that it was not the gearbox at all. Am taking it back to the garage but they seemed a bit miffed.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated . . .
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When I mention something about the build quality of my car my local mechanic always replies with 'it's an alfa you know!'. I have a feeling mechanics hate to see an Alfa coming through the door as there aren't many of them about and therefore the mechanics have little experience with the brand. With a medium scale brand such as Alfa it is always best to take your car to a specialist who knows the car and doesn't mind their foibles.

Unfortunately nowadays labour is so expensive so that any work, major or minor, to gearboxes or even engines to a degree, tends to seem extortionate. The garage will more than likely want more money to investigate which is not good. And as with anything mechanical it is possible to mis-diagnose especially when unfamiliar with the car.

If it's an Alfa main dealer good luck to you, these have a very poor reputation in general.

I know these comments aren't really helpful and I hope your garage can sort the fault out for you with little or no extra cost to you. Maybe someone on here has had a similar problem and can help.

This is part of the reason I went for the Qtronic due to the Alfa manual boxes having so many known issues of unreliability.
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What symptons did you have to make you think it was the gearbox?
The M32 'box problems are covered in depth elsewhere on this forum, but it's usually 6th and possibly 1st where the problem starts - whining and stick movement.
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Thanks for the replies.

The gearbox was bad anyway, as there was also that tell-tale grinding sound which seems familiar having had a good look at other threads. But this seems to be another issue, and a strange one. Otherwise, the car goes like a dream now; but still hard to live with issues like these.
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