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.
68 thoughts on “Common M20 / M32 Gearbox Bearing Failures – Repairs & Rebuilds
  • Hi i have a Fiat bravo 1.4 T-Jet with the common bearings failing could you give me a price please…

    • Hello Sol,

      Thank you for your enquiry,

      I have just sent over an email now with pricing and further information regarding the M20 / M32 Gearbox Repair for your Fiat Bravo.

      From everyone here at Sinspeed, we’re wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

      Kind Regards,

      Jason
      Sinspeed

  • Hi I have m32 box that is whining in 3rd and 4th, movement in 1st 4th and a little in 5th.

    Astra cdti 150

    Please could you quote.

    • Hello Mick,

      Thank you for your enquiry,

      I have just sent over an email with pricing and further information regarding the repair of your Vauxhall Astra M32 Gearbox.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      Sinspeed

  • Hi there I have Astra H GTC 6 SPEED
    It should have m32 GEARBOX
    the stick has movements in 2nd gear
    what are the coming consequences
    and which bearings should be changed
    and how much will it cost

    • Hello Besar,

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

      I have just sent over an email now with pricing and further information regarding a Rebuild of your Vauxhall Astra Gearbox.

      Kind Regards,

      Jason
      Sinspeed

  • I have a 2006 Zafira 1.9 cdti sri 150 six speed
    I need a gearbox overall. Movement on the stick in 1st,5th and 6th also a grumbling in 5th and a whine in 6th over 65mph. Can you help??
    Many thanks!

    • Hello Chris,

      Thank you for your enquiry,

      I have just sent over an email with pricing and further information regarding an M20 / M32 Gearbox Rebuild for your Vauxhall Zafira.

      Kind Regards,

      Jason
      Sinspeed

  • Hi, my car is a 2006 Vauxhall astra 1.9 CDTI with the M32 gearbox.

    There is a whine that starts at around 40 mph and gets slightly louder the higher the speed. Also, the gear sometimes moves when in first.

    im unsure what needs to be fixed – whether I need bearing(s) replaced, oil changed or a completely brand new box!

    Are you able to help please? Thanks!

    • Hi Hasan

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      It definitely won’t be needing a new gearbox. We can rebuild your gearbox and get it working as good as new for you.
      I’ve sent you an email with full pricing and information including our fitting service and the 2-year warranty that we offer.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hello,
    I have a M32 gearbox with the common symptoms of bearing failure,
    Could you possibly send me info and pricing please.
    Thankyou

    • Hi Lee

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email, if you could please respond to that with your vehicle details and some information about the symptoms you’re getting from the failed gearbox – we can then quote accordingly.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • hi, i have an astra 1.9 cdti 2008 model and i have noticed the gearbox is whining in 3rd and 4th gear and it also has a grinding noise when in nuteral and i have taking it to a local Mechanic for it to be looked at and they told me it was the dual mass that was causing the grinding and whining noises , would this be true or is it my gear box on the way out if so how much would it cost to have it reconditioned.

    thanks,
    phil

    • Hi Phil

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      I’d get a second opinion from another workshop – if it was a failed DMF then we would expect the problems to be occurring regardless of what gear you’re in. So if it’s happening in gears 3 + 4 but not in 1st, 2nd or 5th then I would suspect a gearbox fault.

      We have sent you an email with pricing and information.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • hello, I have A Vauxhall astra 1.4 turbo 2013 which is got Gearbox problem “Gears Crunching,Gear Problems When Hot,Noisy Gearbox (Whining / Grinding).
    can you please let me know how much would it cost for repair? I live near by i can drop my Vehicle and the time for repair.

    • Hi Kishan

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with pricing and information.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

    • Hi Alan

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with full pricing and information.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi there, my 2008 astra cdti 150 is whining and grinding in 3rd and 4th gear, its fine in 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th. How much would it cost to put right? Thanks

    • Hi Matt,

      Thanks for the enquiry, and many apologies for the delay in getting back to you.

      We’ve sent over an email now with pricing and information for a gearbox rebuild for your Vauxhall Astra.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

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