The 6 Speed M32 gearbox, is used in a number of Vauxhall, Saab, Alfa and Fiat models
It is well known for its failures and showing symptoms such as selector movement, audible whining and grinding as well as gear or synchromesh failure.
While a new gearbox is an expensive repair, most often the gearbox can be repaired provided action is taken quickly or as soon as you notice any of the signs below.
There are a number of early signs you can look for:
- When lifting the clutch in 1st gear while holding onto the gear stick, it will move backwards by sometimes 10-20mm
- When driving in 5th or 6th the gear stick will move backwards and forwards as you come on and off the throttle.
- Whining noises can be heard while in 1st, 2nd, 5th or 6th gear. Sometimes it is more audible in certain gears than others.
If you are experiencing any of the above issues then a Full Bearing repair will most likely be all you need provided action is taken as soon as possible. Failing to repair these issues straight away will eventually lead to a bearing failure and this can break internals of the gearbox or the gearbox housing. If this happens then a new gearbox will be required.
Please call into any A1 Clutches branch for a free diagnostic check.