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  1. Is this causing my sloppy gear change ?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Folks hi ! My 2.0TS Phase 2 Spider has a loose sloppy gearchange. I can select all gears easily and the lever self centers. My issue issue is the very wide travel between each gear can't be right. I had a look under bonnet at the gearbox linkages and found this linkage very loose like its...
  2. 147 gear change has become sloppy

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm told the likely cause is worn gear linkage rubber bushes (top hat). Has anyone experience of changing these 2 bushes? Can they be changed from the inside of the car by removing the gear change lever? Thanks for any advice/tips. Cheers
  3. Stiff clutch and sloppy gear change

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The clutch on my v6 seems to be getting heavier so much so it's getting a ball ache to drive it around town. It's not slipping or anything and the bite point is around half way, so I dont believe it needs changing. Any ideas on what it may be? and is there an easy fix for someone who's not that...
  4. Sloppy gear change

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Trawling the threads here to find a resolve for improving the gear change on the 147 . The problem of sloppy gears on threads seem to fade as to what might be a cure.Or am I am missing something? Losing third, getting blocked including 5th and slippin to 4th from 5th is just a pain. Gearlever...
  5. 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...
  6. noisy engine and sloppy gear stick!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all just purchased a 147 1.6ts at the weekend and it has a few issues. First is the diesel sounding petrol engine- i'm guessing form reading elsewhere that it's the variator or camshaft..... secondly the sloppy gear change, there is a lot of movement at the gear stick, even when in any...
  7. sloppy gear stick

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi i just bought 01 147 and the gear stick is sloppy i have no probs getting all the gears as long i take it slow i was told it is the bushes where can i get them and how do i fit them thanks:confused::thumbs:
  8. 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...
  9. Sloppy gear lever 156 v6

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi i have noticed that my gear stick has become very sloppy, having removed the gaitor and rubber cover it appears that the plastic mounting that bolts to the gearbox has become loose and is cracked across one bolt mounting, Is it difficult to replace on my own or am i in trouble advise...
  10. Sloppy Gear Lever

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Sloppy Gear Lever/Lost Gears I've had Betsy now for about 4.5yrs, but since I have had her, there has been a small problem with gear selection, like I lose the ability to select any gear every now and again. I have traced the fault down to a migrating bush in the gear lever controls housing...
  11. Gear change has gone sloppy

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Another problem has cropped up - hey its an alfa The gear change has gone really sloppy and when moving from 4th to 5th on the move it wont always engage.or you have to re-center and then move to 5th Is this the selector plate problem similar to this...
  12. 147 Sloppy into second gear

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, I'm wondering if this is the classic gear selector bush problem or if it's something more down to the cables themselves? My 147 today started feeling very sloppy going into second gear. Rather than feeling like it positively engages, I'll move the lever into the bottom left position to...
  13. sloppy rear end

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Well now that I have sorted the front out it would seem the rear is showing up worse than ever as a bit soft. A couple of times on the way to work today I notice that under really hard corning (at the speed limit:rolleyes:) the rear seemed a little hoppy and wobbly. Now its just had an MOT and...
  14. Sloppy 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Had 147 JTD about 4 years,great car .I drove a friends A3 the other day, when i got back in mine i noticed the gears seem sloppy in comparison. Does the linkage ware or is the box just sloppy
  15. 156 2.5 sloppy gear lever

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    has anybody had and rectified this problem, my gear stick does not appear to block the reverse gate making fast changes between 5 and 6 nail biting. is it a practical fix or do i see the bank mananger
  16. 2003 147 sloppy gearstick

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    :confused::confused:hi all,i just bought a 147 1.6 ts lusso.when you take it out of gear the stick stays over to left instead of going to middle.goes into gear no probs.anyone help please ?
  17. Sloppy gearchange 2005 156 20v

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey all, Looking for advice on my first problem. I have a 2005 156 2.4 20v Veloce The gearchange is very stiff and doesn't 'spring' back to center. Seems to be common and looking at other posts there are two causes Stifness and Sloppyness Problem is, I cant navigate eper well enough to be...
  18. very sloppy gear stick

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    just bought a 04 plate 147 with the same problem as in other threads on the site with regards to a split plastic gear lever housing. Does any one know a small alfa specialist or other in the Bournemouth/Ferndown area that can do this and roughly how much it will cost as I do not have the tools...
  19. Sloppy Gear Feel

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The gear shift on my GT feels a bit sloppy and negative, is there a cure for this, can the linkage be made tighter, is this a known issue? Thanks.
  20. Sloppy gearshift

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys, I recently bought myself a series 2 GTV 3.0 V6 24V. It has very sloppy gearshift into 5th and 6th, probably as a result of the fact that it can be switched into reverse without using the pull-up mechanism on the gear lever. How can i fix this problem? It's driving me NUTS and spoiling...
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