Re: Selespeed info
Hi All, great info on the Paul Denyer site, however, i have lots of problems with my s/speed, and its been into the garage on a number of occasions and nobody can seem to figure out what it is, maybe because my mechanic has never dealt with a s/speed before, i dont know... I would be greatful for anybody's advice if they have had the same problems as me, they are as follows:
First of all let me explain that the battery was replaced a week ago due to the first time this problem occured and hasnt made any difference whatsoever...
1. Gearbox light flashing, and beeping, operation seems to be as normal slightly clunky when cold. I have checked the oil, on a regular basis, needed topping up once.
2. I used to leave the car in gear when parked up, as advised by the owners manual, however, when i try to start the car, its as if it wont engage neutral, and there is a clicking noise coming from the gearbox... The only way to stop this is to disconnect the battery, and re-connect, then car starts fine first time.
3. Recently, i have been driving along as normal, and when the car changes down, it will find neutral, and im sat revving the engine, not going anywhere, usually, if i knock the stick forwards, it will find the appropriate gear.
4. Last night, i was driving in CITY mode, in 5th gear at about 45mph, and after coming off the brakes, the car was in neutral, but the display still said i was in 5th gear. I tried the stick, and buttons, and nothing would work, it wouldnt let me put it in any gear, but the display wouldnt change from 5th gear. I stopped, turned the engine off, and when i tried to start the car again, problem number 2 happened. (Good job i keep a spanner in the car for the battery terminal!)
Im no mechanic, but i was told it could be a bad earth causing the problem, so my mechanic friend fitted 2 extra earths from the battery, but the problem goes on, and its starting to wear thin now...
Does anybody have any ideas? Or can anyone reccomend an Alfa Specialist in West Lancashire i could take it to?
I love this car, its the first Alfa i've owned, i just wish it would work!
Sorry for such a long post, i would be extremely greatful for any advice!