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Old 14-08-2008   #1
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my blooming gearbox

1.9 sporting, 33,000 miles

has started crunching from 1st -> 2nd unless I let the revs down to tick over, problem is more common when the car is cold but still happend during quick changes when its warm, by quick changes i dont mean racing I mean pulling out of roundabouts and such

is this a common problem? is it the clutch needs adjusting or is the box ****ed?

also is the box oil part of the 36,000 mile service as it will be going in soon


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Gearbox oil is not mentioned in 36k service schedule but it should be checked at every service along with all fluids. Crunching could be worn syncro on 1st/2nd or maybe clutch pedal not going all the way down. Clutch is hydraulic on all Grande's i think, non adjustable. Possibly low oil due to leak, mine is on the selector shaft seal, being done next week.
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marty, your sig should be: If it aint broke, it aint a FIAT
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[quote=snownrock;1675602]marty, your sig should be: If it aint broke, it aint a FIAT[/quote


Family are always takin the p**s out of me coz i take stuff apart just to see how it works. Comes with being home all day. That's why i got a Fiat, to keep me occupied


Back on thread. Ive been told by the tech who looked at my leak they are getting a few with leaky gearboxes in now. Mainly early cars so might be worth a heads up to all owners of cars nearing the end of the 2 year warranty period.
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my car is an 06 plate so its an early one too
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Have a look around the g/box especially the areas round the driveshafts/selector mechanism for any sign of oil staining/weeping seals etc.
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The gearbox in my active will fail, I can just tell. And as soon as it does, I will tell the dealer to fix it. Then immediately trade it in, so that if they do a bodge job no-one will buy it after test drive.
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The gearbox in my active will fail, I can just tell. And as soon as it does, I will tell the dealer to fix it. Then immediately trade it in, so that if they do a bodge job no-one will buy it after test drive.
Your point is ?????
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