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  1. '03 147 wobbly gearstick

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So, I have one of these :-) I checked the forums and the general feeling is that first off it's best to replace the tophat bushes in the selector housing, so I had a look under the battery tray at the bits 'n' bobs to try to get a feel for what would be needed. What I spotted was that all the...
  2. Gear Knob Removal - HoW?!?!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all! So my 147 Manual gear knob- I am looking at repairing the leather or getting a replacement but cannot work out how to remove it.. Is there a hidden bolt somewhere please? Many thanks in advance for any help! Cheers! :thumbup:
  3. Videos of gearstick movement/whirring

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, this post relates to my post about whirring and whining that appears to be the dreaded M32 gearbox issue. It appears to be getting a bit worse (having it fixed on Dec 7th) but thought would put videos on. The first is of the movement in the gearstick when accelerating away in 1st...
  4. Gearstick rubber gaiters

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    On my S2 Spider I traced some cabin fumes to lack of the 'large' rubber gaiter that goes over the gearbox aperture (i.e. the large metal pressing on the tunnel) I've purchased and fitted one. The 'small' gaiter that sits over the sliding washers on the gearbox tower was already present. Now...
  5. Wobbly gearstick...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The gearstick on my 147TS is wobbly and imprecise. Is this easily fixed? Just a bush maybe?
  6. Knocking / Vibration through the gearstick

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My 916 spider has developed a knocking / vibration in 4th and 5th gears. I was...shall we say...driving rather keenly on the Cat and Fiddle Road between Macclesfield and Buxton when it started. If kept the revs below 2500rpm it was sort of ok but it was quite intermitent...last night over the...
  7. Gearstick

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi peeps! :) Me gearstick is sticky from side to side (in neutral it doesn't 'center') and this also affects changing gear esp into 3rd (wants to go into 1st :eek:). It's been suggested that its the selector bushes that require lubing? Is this correct?, and if so how do I get to the buggers...
  8. Gearstick gone weird, can't get 6th...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Now then Alfaheads, wonder if you can shed some light. Couple weeks ago I got freaked out when I couldn't select 6th gear. Felt weird when I tried to select it, like the gearstick going all notchy, just wasn't having it. Then it was alright. Thought I was just being a dick. But today it's done...
  9. 147 gearstick housing

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I need to replace the housing on my 2006 147 1.6. Is this the correct part...
  10. Gearstick to gearbox linkage

    Alfa Giulietta
    Can anyone advise whether the manual G has a cable or rod linkage to the gearbox? And is there any place where this is prone to hit chassis/underfloor while changing gear? I am hearing a clunk when changing gear and sound like something has worked its way loose. Gearchanges are still silky...
  11. Another sloppy gearstick (Video)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Now that I have all the major stuff fixed on my 98 156 I am looking at the details. I have searched the forums but not found the right answers for this one. The gearstick centers fine and gear change is smooth, but it has a lot of play. My sons Alfa of the same model is much tighter and better...
  12. Loose gearstick, then only 3rd/4th.....

    General Alfa Discussion
    My 156 2.4 JTD unfortunately let me down this week, after a loose gearstick for a few weeks, which in hindsight I should have got sorted. Started with issues getting reverse, and then 1st and 2nd. RAC Relay from Luton to Home over 200 miles. The car goes in on Monday, but I've looked under the...
  13. What gearstick gaitor and knob?

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi all, Well my lighting mods are complete. Now looking to change the gearstick gaitor. Been looking at the below for my etna black and black leather interior and wanted a red & black theme. I've seen the black ones with red stitching but i wanted maybe a touch more red. Then again the all red...
  14. 147 gearstick not centring

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The 147's getting to that age when it's got a few niggles. One of which is that the gearstick doesn't recentre itself very well, when coming out of first or second. It means when shifting up into third it sometimes gets caught. I can live with it, but it's a bit annoying. I wondered if anyone's...
  15. Another sloppy gearstick

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just bought a GT today with a couple of known faults. The main one I need to fix if the gear leaver, it is very sloppy, when I first bought the car I could select all gears except reverse, on bringing the car home it seemed that something broke and I could only select fourth. if you move the...
  16. 159 Noisy gearstick knob!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi - I have a 2008 159 and love it. However recenty the gear stick knob has started to make a noise, I can now press it down so it clicks everytime I change gear... Anyone get this? Has the recent heat melted glue? is it screwed in from underneath? Any help appreciated before I take it apart.
  17. Replacement gearstick boot/gaiter

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi folks, Can anyone recommend a seller of replacement gearstick or handbrake boots for the 156? There are a few sellers on E-Bay but just not sure about the quality of these.. thanks Gavin Edit: I'm looking for something higher quality than the standard ones!
  18. GTV gearstick bush sizes.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi folks, I've got the problem with the migrating bush on the lower gearstick assembly on my GTV V6. I was wondering if anybody had any sizes for the bush, as I work in a machine shop and am considering knocking one up myself if possible. Thanks all, James.
  19. gearstick gaitor removal

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Anyone know how to remove the gaitor? I have a new leather one with red stitching.. never removed one before and I'm a bit worried I might break something if I dive straight in without some advice!!
  20. Gearstick moves when in 3rd + jerky driving

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As I got a small increase in my salary I've decided to get down and slowly start repairing Alfie. First thing I had done was have the sump welded and new oil put in. Next on the list is the WP but this will be for another month. I filled up the expansion tank and took it for a small drive to see...