2001 156 Selespeed slipping into neutral! Scary!!
Hi all I am not a car person in that im useless with anything technical, I just bought a 2001 156 Selespeed and within the last day or two its started playing up on me slipping into neutral when I either change up or down a gear, it will go back into a gear but its a problem id like to solve. There doesn't seem to be any warning lights on but there is an intermittent beeping every few seconds and im lost as to what the car is trying to tell me, also the gear selection indicator display doesn't light up which i found out driving home tonight my first go in the dark, its very unnerving not knowing what gear you are in and it slipping out of gear every few min or so.
I didnt spend a great deal on the car and dont have any more money to replace it so my only option is a fix, im quite worried though as the ive got two young kids and driving the car with them in is making me very anxious as its not right and feels unsafe.
I would be very grateful if anyone had any pointers as to what to do or what the problem could be and likely costs of a fix, i realise it will have to be taken into a dealership but i dont want to be ripped off im not a rich guy.
Thanks in advance!