156 trouble ... gears and noises
I have an alfa romeo 156 selespeed 1999
its in near perfect condition and been maintained and serviced up to standard and regularly.
however, one day as i was doing a u-turn it got stuck in reverse gear and wouldn't get out of gear. it wouldn't start or change gear as it was off.
we changed the selespeed actuator and no result.
we then switched the selespeed ecu and and the car started and so we switched back the actuator also as it was not at fault.
the car now starts and changes gear however only from neutral to 2nd and 4th. it doesn't go to reverse, 1st, 3rd or 5th.
There is also a noise in the engine and if the car is left on for long smoke begins to appear.
Im too scared to drive the car and i need to know whats wrong with it.
can anyone help??