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  1. Leaking left side driveshaft after replacement

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So, tackled replacing the driveshaft finally, didn't go too badly and felt good after a short test drive. This morning large pool of gearbox fluid, leaked from where the shaft enters the gearbox :disappointed: I basically followed the instructions on...
  2. driveshaft Gaitors that last

    Alfa GTA
    changed both a few years ago.. both need doing again Are their any better wuailty or od they go every 3 years anyway last time used normal outer and the low drag inners both are split and need replacing
  3. Water in gearbox? Eh?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm in the process of changing the n/s driveshaft (147 1.9 16v JTDM, 6 speed), because the inner tripod joint has about 1mm lateral movement and is rattling just like a knackered top wishbone balljoint over every bump. So drain the gearbox oil... and about 15ml of water preceded 2L of...
  4. Spider or full driveshaft?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So now the mot is done it's on to a few things I'd like to attend to. I need to sort the passenger side drive shaft. I can get a full new shaft for £80 or a new inner joint spider for much less. Unsure which to go for. Can anyone offer any advice on what is best and what the chances are of the...
  5. New driveshaft

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So it's MOT time and my offside driveshaft gaiter was split. Decided to change the full shaft thinking that a new inner spider and support bearing would be an added bonus. Not a bad job to do really everything came apart pretty easily. Changed the gearbox oil too. Of course there was...
  6. M32 Driveshaft oil seal

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All has anyone replaced the driveshaft oil seals on the M32? Once the shaft is removed and the gear oil drained do the old ones simply hook out and the new ones press/tap in? The seal on the right hand/long driveshaft is weeping oil where it enters the diff. and needs to be pulled and replaced.
  7. 159 1.9 Diesel Driveshaft

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, The drive shaft has packed in on my car and the garage are saying that the suppliers don't stock a replacement Can anyone advise what other cars this same drive shaft would be used on, ie: other cars in the FIAT family, or given its essentially a Vectra front end, is the Vectra shaft...
  8. Inner driveshaft joint wear

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I sometimes get a stutter under load at low revs which since buying the car I've always put it down to the engine, however reading about inner driveshaft joint wear I'm beginning to wonder if that's the case with mine. Other than disassembly or replacing the joint is there a reliable way to...
  9. Driveshaft splines

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Guys, Has anyone had any problems fitting new driveshafts? I've tried a couple form different manufacturers and the splines on the gearbox end of the shaft don't fit. Shaft diameter is OK but when looking at the splines, it seems as if the shoulders on the splines are too square in...
  10. Driveshaft

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I get a vibration on acceleration, worse when going around sweeping bends, pretty sure it's the driveshaft reading other threads on this, is this just a case of replacing the spider bearing and cups, can this be done without replacing the whole driveshaft assembly? This is on an 09 159 1750 TBi...
  11. 2.0 JTDm Front Left Driveshaft Needed!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Whilst looking over the car today I noticed that the outer gaiter on my front left driveshaft has split all the way around. No noise yet but only a matter of time. Its old and Im not sure how long ago it happened so I want to buy a complete shaft rather than just do the boot..... Anyone know...
  12. Driveshaft or just CV Joint

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 02 156 Sportwagon V6 has served me well for years and many miles but the drivers side cv joint is now clucking on turns and needs replacing. I do nearly all my own maintenance (apart from changing the oil filter!) and am checking with those of you who have done this whether I should just buy...
  13. Correct PArt Number for 159 2.0 JTDm 2011 Driver's Side Driveshaft

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I need a replacement driveshaft for my 2011 159 2.0 JTDm , listed in Eper as 'Alfa Romeo X8 159 MY11(2010-2011)'. Eper lists 50519320 as the part number for this model but on ordering it I discovered it didn't fit as it had 27 spline teeth on the differential end whereas the old shaft has...
  14. Driveshaft didnt fit :/ Which is the right one???

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Model: 2007 1.9JTDM Q2 So a few weeks ago my car felt like it had a puncture when accelerating above 60mph, did some investigating on here, plus mechanic confirmed it was the drivers (off) side driveshaft that needed replacing. So I looked on ebay, found J&R's driveshafts, who also seemed to...
  15. RHD 2001 GTV 3.0: Driveshaft seal into gearbox part number

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, all. So pulling into my driveway last week, I smelled gearbox oil. What is the correct part number for the seal going into the gearbox? Thanks in advance.
  16. Driveshaft problem 16v

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hello, I want to ask a question over this. I have a pretty tuned 147 16v 1.9 jtd Q2 with stage 2 clutches(bronze+kevlar pads), gt2052s hybrid turbo, 2.5 " fullback downpipe exhaust, Bmc Dia air filter, Hg motorsports 8.2 liters intercooler, decatted and egr off. Peak boost is about 22 psi and...
  17. GT 1.9 JTD removing driveshaft help

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey everyone, my GT has started rumbling under acceleration lately, so i put it on an elevator and saw that all 4 drive shaft rubber boots have cracked, which is consistent with the symptoms i have, indicating inner CV joint damage. So im replacing both driveshafts myself, but im not sure about...
  18. Driveshaft Replacement 1.9 JTD 16v

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Morning all, Just ordered a new complete off-side driveshaft for the 156 from J&R. I intend to fit it myself, and also replace the leaking differential seal as well. Are there any other bits that I might need, like clips or other seals that I might need to replace? I'm trying to find the...
  19. 'thrumming' sound from driveshaft area

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I recently started to experience this sound and followed the advice to squeeze the CV joints to ensure grease was inside the joints. I also had the joints repacked with grease. The sound is reduced but still there. I've looked at problems people have had generally with fwd alfas, and the...
  20. GTA driveshaft for sale

    Alfa GTA
    I've got a good used GTA driveshaft available including both CV joints, which have pretty recent good quality boots on them if anyone needs one. Part number 46307920. Fits 156 GTA, 147 GTA and GT 3.2, and fits either side. These are still available new, but are now £532 each. £190 including...