I recently got my Grande Punto 1.3's pressure plates replaced under warranty as the gear shift became hard in 1st, 2nd and reverse gears. After the replacement it was good for about 2 to 3 weeks. A week back there was some weird noise (as if sand is stuck in the gear rod) from Gear rod while driving and all of a sudden it has become very very smooth, I could change gears with my fingers with out any effort a simple push with finger would do!! took it to the SC and informed the technician, he confirmed its some loose bolt and tightened it. It was normal until day before yesterday. Yesterday all of a sudden gear shift became very smooth and after some time it became very Hard, since then cycle is getting repeated. I am taking the vehicle to SC tomorrow. Did anyone else experience this ? Also what could be the issue ??