Thirsty for Alfa
Join Date: Oct 2007
Might not help you much, but for your info, I had a problem a few months back where mine would only select R. Driving along, suddenly dropped to N, and no forward gears would select, but still got the clicking. Luckily R worked so a quick R back into a side street got me off a very busy road!
Anyway, issue ended up being a loose terminal connection on the battery. Connector was jumping around (not tightened properly by previous mechanic when new battery fitted a few weeks earlier), and likely causing arcing etc which obviously something in the electronics didn't like. The roadside guy disconnected and re-connected the terminals, nice and tight, still wouldn't work, so got towed to a local Alfa mechanic. But upon arrival, car worked just fine!! No errors were showing on Examiner either. So either the bumps from the towtruck or something in the battery connections sorted it out. Ah my temperamental bella, she demands a bit of attention now and then!