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Offline martwho

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Gearbox Issue's M32
« on: April 27, 2016, 09:29:21 am »
Just a post to let you guys know of my own issue's with this crap gearbox.
Had my 2009 AGP for 2 years now and it's on 50,000 miles.
The last few months i have noticed that the play started on Gears 1 and 5 and was getting progressively worse.
More recently the car was making a very strange noise when pulling away in first and the engine tone fluctuated strangely in second too.
Thought i had better get it sorted so rang lots of local to me (Southampton) companies and best quotes were between the £800-£1000 mark, with all work involving taking the gearbox out completely and overhauling it.
Read a number of posts on here, Fiat and Vauxhall forums about how crap this Gearbox is and 2 companies stood out. WG Motorworks (Isle of Sheppey) & Halifax gearbox and clutch centre (Halifax obviously)
WG could not get me in at short notice and strangely they don'y have a telephone no. so communication is done by email. Halifax could see me within a few days so booked it in.
Drove the 250 miles from Southampton, crazy i know but it was just me and the lorries for the most part so an easy drive. Left at 3 am and got there at 7:30. Waited an hour for them to open up. They dropped me into Halifax whilst the work on my car was completed.
Had a fry up and walked round the small town several times.
3 hours later the car was done and was picked up again in my own car and taken back to the garage to pay and for them to explain and show me the work that had been completed.
I needed a full set of bearings and 2 bearing hubs which was most probably causing my strange noises. They showed me what had been removed from the car and how all the components interact with each other so I left with a good sense of how it all worked.
All in it cost £470 + £60 of fuel  so i saved myself a good few hundred pounds compared to my local options, so well worth the trip!
Drive home wasn't so fun, snow blizzard's and traffic!


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    Offline jf11

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    Re: Gearbox Issue's M32
    « Reply #1 on: April 27, 2016, 07:56:50 pm »
    Thanks for the info!  (makes me glad I live in Yorkshire (North Yorks.) if I have any problems (I've an early 2008 AGP - yes, one of the first ones :-))

    So far (46,000 miles) mine has been OK (well... new brakes (all 4 disks; rear calipers; all pads); droplinks; front springs...) but gearbox seems OK (for a FIAT :-); exhaust is on the way out but should see me through the MOT)



    - with thanks to Svein Erling who created the cartoon of the Fiat 127