Gear linkage top hat bushes - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
 
  Home Forums AO Club Member Gallery Classifieds Trade Directory  

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Alfa GTA

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (Post Link)  
Old 09-09-13
will01's Avatar
Status: GTA now family carrier :)
AO Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Posts: 1,574
Images: 12

Member car:

156GTA Capri CooperS XJ8

Gear linkage top hat bushes

Hi Guys
Whilst i am doing lots of other overhauling bits and pieces, i have noticed that my gear lever is sticking and not moving around properly.
I have already purchased the top hat bushes from AL, but i was just wondering how easy is it to fit these? Does anyone have a how to?
How quick and easy is it to do, is there anything else i should do at same time?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (Post Link)  
Old 09-09-13
1of1's Avatar
Status: DEFCON5
AO Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sao Tome and Principe
County: Principe
Posts: 11,578
Images: 7

Member car:

156 V6

Have look here:

Alfa Romeo forum: Stiff gear lever / not centering fix



I didn't replace the bushes at the time, but the procedure is the same. ..,
Reply With Quote
  #3 (Post Link)  
Old 09-09-13
rxe rxe is offline
Status: Busso
AO Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: Berkshire
Posts: 1,136

Member car:

Uh, all of them I think

Yes, very easy, instructions in that link above.

What else should you do?

1) Bleed the clutch.
2) Remove the clutch lever, and top bush, grease these and dribble about a table spoon full of EP90 down the shaft (see "stiff clutch" threads)
3) Change the gearbox oil, much easier when the battery tray is out of the way.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (Post Link)  
Old 09-09-13
yetyGT's Avatar
Status: -
AO Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Slovakia
County: Bratislavsky
Posts: 1,066
Images: 16

Member car:

159 JTDm; 156GTA; 145 QV

Correct. It was very easy in my case as the battery is in the boot and thus out of the way. I've been using ceramic high temp. grease.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (Post Link)  
Old 24-05-14
will01's Avatar
Status: GTA now family carrier :)
AO Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Posts: 1,574
Images: 12

Member car:

156GTA Capri CooperS XJ8

Very easy, bout 45min to 1hr if you take your time, not bad considering never done before.
Gear stick now self centers and is easy to operate again
Simple, remove plastic elbow for intake, even easier if you remove the rubber elbow aswell, but i didn't.
Remove battery x2 10mm battery terminals and 13mm nut holding strap down, lift out battery, lift up plastic tray under battery.
Undo 4x 13mm bolts holding tray, then remove 1x 10mm nut at back which holds wiring loom to battery tray, then remove 10 nut holding air filter to battery tray.
Then unclip 4x relay mounts with relays
Then remove battery tray. You now have as much access as you need.
Then undo 17mm nut on gear linkage swivel housing thingy, leave nut on whilst you tap with hammer and suitable drift to push out linkage arm. Note there is nut, washer, then actuating arm with spring , this needs to be slid off whilst you drift out linakge arm.
Then once arm is removed you will see plastic bushes, drift these out easy to drift out back one and then i used screw driver to push down on bush, hook out and remove.
Then with wd40 and sand paper clean out hole. Then apply lots of grease(lm not copper) to keep it all nicely moving. push in new top hat plastic bushes with grease.
Then re assemble. Do not go mad tight with the 17mm nut, just nip it up(it is nylock)
I found that you didn't need to unclip cable from linkage arm, therefore less fiddly.
All bolt were put back in with dab of grease to help aid them come out next time.
Perfect smooth gear stick again.


Running Spec: 2003 156 GTA Rosso 330's, Front drilled and grooved discs, AL Large Mocal Oil Cooler Kit, Fully Polybushed Front & rear with new arms mixture of Powerflex/Strongflex, AL Black Silicone induction hose, K&N replacement filter, Scorpion cat back exhaust. Eibach rear arb, DIY droplinks
Planned upgrades: CF2 manifolds and pipes, engine bay tart up, replace strut brace

Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Alfa GTA

Tags
bushes, gear, hat, linkage, top

Thread Tools


Recently 'Read'
No History to show

Useful Links
Lost Password?
AO Merchandise
FAQs
Register

External Links
Alfa-CF2-V6-Plenum-C...
Alfa-CF3-V6-Plenum-C...
Kleber Quadraxer...
Alfa Romeo 156...
2009 Alfa Romeo...

Alfa Romeo

Recent Image

Ao Killarney Meet...

View David P's images

Search

Forums

Classifieds
   

Gallery

Social Groups
   

Members
   


Did you know..?
Did you know..?
AO Club Members have access to more site features.

Click Here to compare the differences.

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:54.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 611 612 613 614 615 616 617 618 619 620 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630 631 632 633 634 635 636 637 638 639 640 641 642 643 644 645 646 647 648 649 650 651 652 653 654 655 656 657 658 659 660 661 662 663 664 665 666 667 668 669 670 671 672 673 674 675 676 677 678 679 680 681 682 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690 691 692 693 694 695 696 697 698 699 700 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723 724 725 726 727 728 729 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 750 751 752 753