Actuator or accumulator?
Ah yes. My Sele has finally **** itself after 215,000 trouble free km. Here are the symptoms.
When pulling away after being parked yesterday, the car repeatedly dropped into neutral when shifting into 3rd, accompanied by a constant 'Selespeed System Failure' message + alarm. I pulled over, shut it off & let it sit for 10min. I started it back up again, the warning remained however I was able to select all 5 forward gears + reverse. I was able to drive 80km back home, and it only dropped back into neutral once more (from 1st). Drove it to the workshop this morning, again the warning + alarm sounded constantly, however it only gave me neutral once in the 15km drive (again in 1st).
I initially though the pump had gone, as when I open the door it only runs for about 0.5sec, and you can hear itís struggling to run Ė comparable to an electric drill thatís run out of batteries. Shifting from gear to gear is sluggish Ė it takes about 2 seconds to engage the next gear. However, my specialist quashed the pump theory as he said that when they go, they go. They just fail 100% and youíre stuck in whatever gear you happened to be in at the time.
Therefore, heís told me itís the actuator unit, at a cost of $5,000. Thankfully I can get these cheaper, however Iím reluctant to go and spend the money until I 100% rule out the accumulator.
To me there seems to be a severe pressure issue rather than an outright failure. I understand the accumulator stores pressure generated by the pump, so given I can still select gears (with intermittent failures) to me that seems like a more likely culprit.
Can anyone shed any more light on this? Much appreciated.
Originally Posted by warjit
IF I DO HAVE AN ACCIDNET AND RUN OFF THE ROAD...I HOPE ALL OF U IDIOTS ESPECIALLY TREMLO ARE DRIVING NEXT TO ME