Not again..it had been going fine until today.
Why does it only ever happen to the wife whenever I'm miles from home?
She phoned me in a panic today because she got stuck at a roundabout..She tried to take off but the selespeed went into 'N' and she couldn't select any gears. She was none too impressed with this and the queue of cars that started beeping at her (HELLO? she had the hazard lights on and you are beeping at her, DON'T YOU REALISE SHE MIGHT HAVE BROKEN DOWN? - it does happen you know)
Had to ring my mechanic to come down and tow her into a safe place away from the flow of traffic and they parked it up.
Headed round to his this evening and we went and towed the car to the garage. (N.B. at this stage when first getting into the car the pump did not prime and I was thinking it could be the accumulator)
It was late so we thought we'd just park it up and wait until tomorrow. However, although he plugged into his code reader and got no errors earlier I thought I'd bring my laptop just in case.
Checked pressure which was running at 60bar etc and did some of the Actuators tests in FES. Thought then to try a calibration and it ran through the whole procedure to our amazement (i.e. it was selecting gears fine) Once done I tried all the gears with engine off and they all were fine, took the car for a spin and all is OK again..
BUT WHAT HAPPENED??
How could the Selespeed ECU just have lost the position of the gears?
Smaky, I keep looking at post #7 and wondering whould we check that again? Or is it a faulty Selespeed ECU..? It is slow to change down through the gears when slowing up for a red light for instance..
Thank-you all, I fear the OH is going to put an end to Alfa ownership very soon