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How To... Remedy a non selecting 4th Gear

Models covered: Alfa Romeo 145/146/155/147/156/166 with 1.6/1.8/2.0 engines

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Remove the locking wheel nut cover with long nose pliers then undo with the locking wheel nut socket. Loosen the rest of the nuts with a normal socket head. Elevate the vehicle, place on two axle stands and remove the front wheel. Take extreme safety precautions when working underneath a car.

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Undo engine under tray and remove.

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Ditto

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Undo wheel arch side cover

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Prop up the gear box so when you remove the end casing mounting bolts, the next gasket seal doesn

Removal

Undo the ‘gear box end casing’ bolts.

Remove

Tap casing with a soft hammer to loosen it.

Removal

Remove swarf from inside the bottom of the gearbox...

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...and from end casing.

Apply

Clean the casing face and then apply a gasket sealant. Reassemble in the reverse order.

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