Now driving a Alfa
156 2.0 JTS Update
Join Date: Aug 2009
Selespeed goes to N jumps from 2nd to 4th and comes out of City
I have a 2004 156 JTS TI Selespeed. As the title says, it intermittently goes into Neutral while driving along, and will also jump from 2nd to 4th when in City mode when it shouldn't, as the speed isn't great enough to justify 4th. This incorrect change is also very prolonged, and there's like a no man's land where the gearbox isn't doing anything and revs drop during the change (the change from 2nd to 4th takes around 4-5 secs). The car has also jumped out of city mode completely, but only done this a couple of times since owning it for around 3-4 months.
Upon advice from an Alfa mechanic who monitored the system, we've had the accumulator changed. This didn't improve the problem.
Can anybody shed any more light on why this is happening, and how to fix? It is extremely annoying, and very disconcerting driving it like this.
Thanks in advance.