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Alfa 156 Sportswagon Selespeed Gearbox stuck in second gear

I wonder if anyone could help me, I have recently acquired an Alfa sportswagon which we have converted into an Ambulance response vehicle, we have not had any problems with it until tonight when responding to a call it has stuck in second gear, we have tried leaving it etc and trying to knock it into neutral, I am working my way through the manual to see if there is anything we have done wrong, but thought maybe somebody on here might have an idea. Have we done something to the gear box by pulling off at speed as this is when it failed to leave 2nd gear or is this a common fault?I hope you can help? Thank You in advance Mr Bo x
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Why are you using a 10 year old alfa as an ambulance? If the actuator goes on the selespeed box your gears will stop changing. Got told today that mine could be on its way out and will cost 1,100 to replace.
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The pump is the more common fault. That said, 450 ish fitted to fix.

A session on a diagnostic machine is the only way to know for sure though.
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First check is, does the pump (located under the Selespeed fluid reservoir in the nearside front wheel arch) run? You should be able to hear it run briefly when you first open the driver's door.

If that isn't running you'll have no hydraulic pressure - need to check the pump relay and maybe try giving the pump a tap with long bar - the motor bushes can stick.

If the pump does run, you are into a range ov other possibilities....I'm sure if you search on here you'll find umpteen threads on Selespeed problems.....
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