20 Jun, 14

Common M20 / M32 Gearbox Bearing Failures – Repairs & Rebuilds

M20 / M32 Manual Gearbox ProblemsM20 / M32 Manual Gearbox Repairs
The M20 and M32 Manual 6-speed gearboxes are extremely common failures and are fitted to a variety of vehicles including Vauxhalls, Alfa Romeo’s and Fiats. The most common problem is worn and noisy bearings which cause the gearbox to whine in certain gears. The noisy bearing may be more audible in some gears then others.

A noisy gearbox when treated quickly is not that bad a problem, we can generally re-bearing the box and have you back on the road in no time – but if you ignore a noisy bearing it can very quickly become a big problem.

Common M20 / M32 Manual Gearbox Faults

  • Gears Crunching
  • Stuck In Gear
  • Not Going Into Gear
  • Jumping Out of Gear
  • Noisy Gearbox (Whining / Grinding)
  • Gear Problems When Hot
  • Gear Problems When Cold

Although we’ve repaired hundreds of these gearboxes now, there’s many people that are not aware of Gearbox Repairs and will either pay out a lot for a brand new gearbox (which will come with a limited 12 months warranty) or pick up a cheap second-hand used gearbox (which will come with a limited 30-90 days warranty).

M20 / M32 Gearbox Bearing NoisyOur M20 / M32 Gearbox Repair Service
We offer a fast, efficient and affordable gearbox repair service. If your gearbox is noisy due to bearing wear and the bearing hasn’t yet completely failed i.e. collapsed and caused further damage then the repairs can be even cheaper than a second-hand part. We use new genuine OEM components when rebuilding gearboxes to ensure that each and every rebuilt gearbox meets & exceeds OE specifications.

All of our reconditioned gearboxes come with a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty and free fittings at our Gearbox Service Centre. For more information, call us on 0844 847 9999.

Tags : M20 / M32 Bearing Failure, M32 Gearbox Noisy, M32 Gearbox Repairs.
56 thoughts on “Common M20 / M32 Gearbox Bearing Failures – Repairs & Rebuilds
  • Hi, I have a 2008 zafira 1.9 CDTI 150, i have movement in the gearstick In 1st and 5th plus gearbox noise, could you give me a guide as to cost etc? Thanks

    • Hi Dan

      Thank you for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with pricing and further information regarding the gearbox rebuild on your Vauxhall Zafira.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • My astra 1.9cdti 150 is jumping out of third gear do you have a price on repair

    • Hello Wayne

      Thanks for the enquiry

      We’ve sent over an email now with further pricing and information for the repair of this gearbox.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

    • Hi Katie,

      Thank you for your enquiry and many apologies for the delay in our response.

      We have sent over an email now with pricing and further information regarding the repair of your M32 Gearbox rebuild. Please do not hesitate to reply if we can be of further assistance.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • HI,

    I have movement in first and fifth with my astra VXR, however no whining noise. how much would it likely cost to have this repaired?

    Thanks
    George

    • Hi George

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi ,

    I have got 58 plate zafira 1.9cdti (150)6 speed manual ,

    I have movement in 1st gear and also slight play in 5th and 6th .

    Can yoh quote me for overhaul on repair/replace ?

    Thanks

    Dan jackson

    • Hi Dan

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi, I have a 2005 zafira 1.9 CDTI 150, i have movement in the gearstick In 1st and 5th plus gearbox noise, could you give me a guide as to cost etc? Thanks

    • Hi Ozzy,

      Thanks for the enquiry and many apologies for the delay in our response.

      We have just sent you an email now with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Alfa 159 1.9jtd, gerabox whining 5th & 6th, diagnosed as the classic bearings at fault, still drives perfectly but can hear the noise, could you send me a quote pls

    • Hi Shiral,

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We can definitely get this sorted for you. We’ve just sent over an email now with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Well after a long read of multiple threads, my M32 gearbox has the common problem of gearstick moving :(

    how much for the bearings changed on a 2007 fiat punto 1.9 diesel

    cheeers

    • Hi Jason

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

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