Re: 156 Selespeed, Gear Won't Engage.
hi there; i'm in the same, um, boat. have you read the thread from the member boarddworld (also low mileage) re this problem? the guys on here gave some great advice and he got it sorted.
i sympathise with you, my car is now doing this every couple of miles, but don't panic, i'm sure the forum techies will guide you through.
PLEASE don't let anyone charge you for looking at this prob as a) i got a diagnostic free from my local garage; and b) specialists seem to have a tendency to 'overlook' the simple things that you can do yourself (sele oil level and pressure, check battery & pump connections, etc.)
i know your car is older but even if it is the pump (and even if it is mine!) it doesn't need to be a nightmare.
when you go back to the car after sele lockout can you hear the pump activate when the driver door opens? on mine i could start the engine to my heart's content but i will not get gears back until the pump primes the selespeed (to restore oil pressure) before i start up. 100% certain to get gears then.
Alfa Romeo - are you hysterical yet?
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