multiple 147 problems. really need your help guys!
Ok Lads, i really need your help now, as im about to break down and cry if i cant get this sorted! I have multiple questions / statements that i hope you guys can help with.
I currently own a 2001 147 selespeed. I have owned it for about 3 months and all i have had is problems. The current problem is that sometimes the car will not let me select any the next gear (up or down) and will slip into neutral when i am not moving. I am a complete novice at Alfa's but luckily I have an amazing Alfa specialist near me who has been helping me, and i have been reading this forum non stop for the three months i have owned the car.
Before i go any furthur, i want to say that my local specialist is Duncan Slade of Alfanet in Bristol. He is the greatest guy ever, he has helped me non stop and is the absolute god of Alfa repair. If you live anywhere near Bristol, make sure you give this man your custom.
Ok, back to the car. Duncan has put the car on the examiner and it is showing no errors, on the previous times i have had this problem we have been able to reset the selespeed transmission and the car has worked for another couple of weeks, now the car will not reset.
Duncan has said that it is most likely the actuator, but he cannot be sure.
Other errors i have encountered (just incase they help):
airbag light came on for no reason (i have had it reset now)
always get rear fog light error (comes and goes randomly)
got the error motor system control failure for one day.
Ok, so thats the background, here are my questions.
Any ideas what could be causing the problems?
If it is the actuator, where is the best place to source a cheap (cheaper than new) one?
If i diddnt fix the car, what would it be worth in the condition it is in?
To help on the last question, i paid £2500 for it, it has 70,000 and lots of extras, like ipod adaptor, and the sport leather seats (with the red stitching) if you search in the sales section, you will find it. Nice red one with pictures next the water!
Thanks in advance for your help guys, i really appreciate it, if there is any more infor you need just ask, i will keep checking the posts regularly.