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Crazed Could it be a worn clutch?

Hi All,
I've been having issues, while driving would get stuck in gear, not any particular gear, any time. If I continue driving it eventually becomes unstuck. But If I stop, it flicks into neutral, then can't select any gears, sometimes after waiting till system shuts down, I start it up and can then drive off again, other times that doesn't work and have to get towed. If the clutch is worn or on its way out can the problems be intermittent.
What "part" of the clutch would need looking at if this is the case, my mechanic and auto electrician aren't able to find the problem as there are no errors, so I'm guessing its not a selespeed issue?

I've just spoken with a mechanic with Alfa experience, he is inclined to think it is not a worn clutch, but didn't give any pointers on what may be the issue?

Not too sure where to from here..........

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Have you done all the basic selespeed fault checking?

Sele fluid level correct
No sele fluid in the gearbox
Clutch rod length
EOL calibration
Clutch bite point calibration
Sele pump primes and does everything as it should
System pressure correct

You or your mechanic have had it on proper diagnostics, ie Fiat Examiner, Snap On (with selespeed module), MultiEcuScan, etc?

Doesn't sounds like a failing clutch, but it can't be discounted.
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Hi Thanks for your response.

I'm certain my mechanic has done all of the above, but will check with him tomorrow. Car went fine today - have noticed on thinking that there is sometimes a hot burning smell - could be clutch?
The auto electrician checked it all out again and is inclined to think it is either mechanical or perhaps the ECU - seems like everyone's unsure where to look next.

The one thing that is confusing everyone seems to be that the fault is so intermittent, that they think it can't be a failing clutch - I don't know enough to confirm or deny.

Will see what happens tomorrow.
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