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 0203 815 9441.

Tags : M20 / M32 Bearing Failure, M32 Gearbox Noisy, M32 Gearbox Repairs.
68 thoughts on “Common M20 / M32 Gearbox Bearing Failures – Repairs & Rebuilds
  • Hi,

    I have got a Vauixhall Insignia 61reg car.
    There is a gfear stick movement in 1st gear and 6th gear. There is no noise coming from the gearbox.
    Could you send me please a quote?

    Thank you

    • Hello Laszlo

      Thanks for getting in touch,

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

      Kind Regards


  • Hi I have a fiat punto 1.9multijet 2007 I have gearbox whine in 5th and 6th gear I don’t know how long its been doing it for as I brought the car 3 weeks ago and didn’t notice it on the test drive thank you

    • Hello Paul

      Thanks for getting in touch,

      We have sent you an email with more details and full pricing.

      Kind Regards


  • Hi, i have a whiny gearbox that sounds like a british touring car.
    It’s a astra 1.9cdti (150hp)2006.
    Had new dual mass clutch this year .
    Gear selection is fine.
    Could you send me a quote please.
    Kind regards

    • Hello Jon

      Thanks for getting in touch,

      We have sent you an email with more details.

      Kind Regards


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