I bought an alfa 147 2.0 TS 2001 with selespeed transm and 130000km for about 2 weeks ago, and got problems with it after just few days of driving.
One morning I startet the car, and couldn't change gears, transmision did make sound like its changing gears, but it was stuck on neutrall. Reverse didnt worked at all, when I pulled into first gear, it pulled it back to N after 1 sec, the only gear what I could use was second!
I called privious owner, he told me that it did happen to him 4 times in past 2 years, and after simple calibration everything was alright again, he was sorry and was prepared to pay for new calibration.
I still had to drive to work, its only 10 km from place where I live, drove in second gear with speed 40-50kmh, on my way back I got a Motor Failure error!
Next day I drived to nearest alfa\fiat service for calibration (30 km from where I live), when I came in city, it feelt like a hell, after each stop I couldnt get even second gear, I had to restart my car like 2-3 times. every mother***er honked at me.
Then suddently my Motor failure warning disapered!
When I came to alfa, guy who did all the work recognized my car (it looks special, lowered black car on streched yellow momo), he told me that previous owner did visit him once in a while and calibratet gear box, they tried to find whats wrong with it, but they couldnt find anything (car was there for 1 months).
We startet calibration, but couldnt succeed on a step where gearbox should change gears, it sounded like gearbox worked and changed everything, but display was stuck on N, we tried more, but no results.
He couldnt find any fault codes, and couldnt calibrate, service guy told me that last time he calibratet this car, it was quick and simple.
Apperently they had to close garage for a day, and they couldnt keep my car coz they had way to much cars in there atm, they told me that I can come there next week instead, but I know that my bill will be HUGE even if they wont fix anything.
I got small tips from mechanic, we unplugged some cable from robot, and now I can drive in first and fourth gear in city mode, so finaly I can use highway!
On my way home I wantet to check if all cyl worked as they should, and flored the pedal, at fourth gear and 4200-4500 rpm car suddently lost power, it didnt wantet to go further, so I had to slow down to 3000 rpm, then my Motor failure message came back...
What might be wrong with this car?