Alfa Romeo 147 Gearbox

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We are one of the largest suppliers of both reconditioned Alfa Romeo 147 gearboxes in the UK, we are specialising in gearboxes for cars, vans and light commercials. Many people look for totally reconditioned Alfa Romeo 147 gearboxes but can supply new, secondhand and even low mileage parts with a 100% warranty and free postage.

Alfa Romeo 147 Gearbox

There are a few words in the language of auto repair that Alfa Romeo car owners want to crawl back into bed, and “gearbox” is at the top of the list. There’s something about that mysterious box underneath your car that incites fear. Unfortunately, most repair shops know this, and will take advantage of the situation by reaching deep into your pocket.

Your gearbox is a remarkable contraption. Somehow it can shift your car from gear to gear, knowing how fast you need to go and how quickly you need to get there. What goes on inside is a mystery to most. Unless your thirst for automotive knowledge borders on compulsive, you can leave it a mystery. Gearbox problems fall into two very similar categories:

  • Won’t go.
  • Won’t go smoothly

Most 147 gearbox problems can’t be fixed by the average do-it-yourself. There are just too many specialized tools and pieces of equipment you’ll need, and buying this expensive gear just to screw up your first three tries at fixing the thing just doesn’t Alfa Romeo too much sense. When your 147 gearbox gets tired, you’ll have to buy another and we can supply that need.

What is the 147 famous for?

The 147 Offers Something Different In The Prestige Hatchback Market. Were it not for the Selespeed mechanism fitted to the potent 2.0-litre version featured here, it might have been hard for Alfa Romeo to justify such an award. The 147 does what it does very well, with unprecedented standards of quality for an affordable Alfa. Still, it sets no new standards in any given area. The 147 2.0 litre Selespeed has excellent performance, great engine and engine sound, high spec interior, good feel of luxury compared to other Alfa Romeos in its class. Ironically the 147 is very good value for money regardless of its depreciation.

Alfa Romeo 147 gearbox system

The concept of the Selespeed gearbox system for 147 follows the aim already developed on the 156 from which it originates. The aim is to improve performance of the manual gearbox transmission components. To avoid that the driver has to check the clutch pedal and the gear control lever but at the same time ensuring the driving pleasure that comes from direct control of transmission. To improve driving safety by a direct control that foresees the errors of the driver. and prevents an incorrect control of the transmission system.

Offer the driver a more advanced car interface. It should be remembered that the system essentially consists of a mechanical transmission, with dry mono disk clutch and synchronized mechanical gear, moved by hydraulic power steering. As previously with the 156, neither the clutch nor the gearbox is changed to install the hydraulic actuators that control the stroke of the clutch and the gear engagement and selection. An electronic control unit manages a complex functioning logic that permits the use of the gearbox:

  • In “semi-automatic” conditions, where the driver controls the gear engagement by the lever on the tunnel or with two push-buttons.
  • In “automatic” mode, called “City” that assigns the decision to change gear to the electronic system. The clutch pedal has been eliminated; the traditional “H” gear lever of manual transmission has been replaced by a specific “Joystick” lever and two “UP-DOWN” buttons on the steering wheel.

The system on the Alfa Romeo 147 inhibits incorrect requests to change gear and avoids engine stalling. In terms of aid to driving it also ensures: immediate availability of first gear when the vehicle stops; automatic downward gear change n the case of a strong deceleration.

The gear engaged is shown on a display built into the panel on board (central display), whereas indications of faults or driving conditions critical for the vehicle or for transmission components are indicated directly on the display highlighting the text: Selespeed system fault, and, on the right of the panel the gearbox fault symbol is shown.

A Alfa Romeo 147 gearbox has become more reliable these days, but still as in all gearboxes it’s the most-easiest-to-break and very-expensive-to-fix part of the vehicle. If heavily abused, the 147 gearbox can be easily destroyed within just half an hour. Any gearbox is very sensitive to the gearbox fluid quality and condition. Improper fluid type can damage the gearbox. When buying a used car, a gearbox is one of the most important parts to check.

Buying a used 147

When buying a used car, the gearbox is one of the most important parts to check. We strongly recommend having a used car inspected by a mechanic before buying it, it will well worth it. When buying a used car first checks the used car history records; it may save you some time and money. If the used car history report shows that the car you want to buy was used as a rental vehicle or has been involved in an accident, there is no point to even look at it.

Ask the previous owner or salesperson if any repair has been done to the 147 gearbox. If the gearbox is already rebuilt, try to avoid buying such a car. It’s not like all rebuilt 147 gearbox will have problems – some of them work even better than before. The problem is that not all gearbox shops can do equally the same high-quality job. And since there is no way to verify if it was rebuilt properly or not, it’s better not to take chances. Another thing to be concern about, ask if the car you are looking for was used for towing a trailer. Gearboxes wear out quicker in many cars that were used for towing a trailer.

If your car Alfa Romeo 147 gearbox is worn out or won’t go smoothly then you may need to replace it, call telephone support line on 0905 232 0099 for your gearbox part or check it out on our simple ‘Quick Find’.

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Carl Wilson

You won't believe it, I'm native Scotsman. Enthusiast. Car lovers. Almost finished rebuilding my Reliant Saber 🔥


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