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Old 20-10-08
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New member - hopefully not a new problem!

Hi,

Just joined today - been the proud owner of a 156 2.0 TI selespeed for nearly 4 years now. Never had a problem with the car until a couple of weeks ago.... Pulled up to a set of traffic lights, there was a beep beep (same as reverse gear) and the selespeed went into neutral and would not select a gear. Called recovery, sods law they turn up, I try to select a gear and the car obeys! However, after every subsequent trip, after approx 4/5 miles - same thing all over again. Car plays ball after being left for approx 20-30 mins.

I have topped up the selespeed fluid (proper TS stuff) - no change. Had a diagnostic which resulted in a lot of head scratching, with the only registered fault as 'intermittent low oil pressure'. I have tried to book the car into Alfa in Glasgow (around 40 miles from me) and they do not want to know. They had the cheek to tell me to go to an automatic transmission specialist as they were not sure they could accurately diagnose the fault.

I am hoping that someone else's misfortune may assist me in this dilemma - has anyone ever experienced this before - anything else I can try before going into the unknown specialist realms?

I would really appreciate any help with this one.

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Brair
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Re: New member - hopefully not a new problem!

Hi there :wave: I know that this is your first post and I want everyone to be able to welcome you, but I think it's important to help you out of your fix just now So I'm going to move your thread to the 156 section of the forum

Please do stop by and say hello again though
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Re: New member - hopefully not a new problem!

Thanks much appreciated.
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Re: New member - hopefully not a new problem!

cant help sorry but hello and im sure someone on here can help you
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Re: New member - hopefully not a new problem!

I would suggest that your only warning so far is actually the problem, the pump is dieing, the cheek of the dealership just sums up how little they really know, this should be a quick fix.
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Selespeed pump brushes worn out ?
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Re: New member - hopefully not a new problem!

you will prob find that the selespeed pump is not able to build enough pressure due to whatever. after parking it do you here the pump continuesly working? its that sound you normally here when the drivers door is opened. had the whole pump replaced and so far no problems...except electrical issues
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I hear the pump running but slowly, I dont think the noise is there when the car will not engage a gear. How much is a new pump?
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Hello and welcome to AO.......
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Re: New member - hopefully not a new problem!

Originally Posted by caplebriar View Post
I have tried to book the car into Alfa in Glasgow (around 40 miles from me) and they do not want to know. They had the cheek to tell me to go to an automatic transmission specialist as they were not sure they could accurately diagnose the fault.
You want to tell Alfa HQ ... one of the biggest failings with Alfa's is the service organisations .. they have been weedling out the poor ones and refranchising .... If this is a true dealer then they want their bottoms smacked for that response! They have all the diagnostics, just can't be ar$ed!
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