Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
147 Selespeed showing R when in Neutral
I have an alfa 147 2.0 Selespeed 2002. I was having problems a couple of weeks ago when the gear was in Neutral and could not get to 1st gear. Strangely it could go into 2nd gear. Anyway, my alfa delaer took the Examiner tool to my home and did a 'purge' of the selespeed system (that is how they called it). It ran without problems for a couple of days and the problem shown again. The dealer did the exact same procedure and everything went ok for a week or so. Yesterday I left it in Neutral gear but today the car shows as if it was in Reverse gear and I cannot take it out of Reverse. I cannot start the car as it cannot even get to Neutral gear.
The dealer sent a mechanic to clean some connectors, but it did not help.
Any suggestions on what it could be? Sounds like a sensor, a calibration problem or like a major problem?