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147 Selespeed help (yeah I know!)

Hi all,

New to this AR ownership, liking owning the 147

Seen a lot on various Alfa forums about the selespeed (sillyspeed) 'issues' but can't sem to relate them completely to my 'problem' as follows:

Runs fine through the gears, stop the car (switch off), return to car, restart it, change 1st to 2nd gear, no problem, try 2nd to 3rd gear - delay, '3' flashes, then it goes into 5th! Nearly cause accident, curse, get cursed at etc etc etc...! Try to change down, goes into 2nd, 4th or Neutral depending on how its feeling!

Sometimes, not very often, goes 2nd to Neutral.

Overall, it seems to dislike going UP to 3rd (goes DOWN 4th to 3rd fine always).

Also, drive in City mode, sometimes that will kick into Neutral (without touching paddles or lever).

Just had 48K service (only done 41K), changed belts, Balancers etc for peace of mind, selespeed oil level is fine.

Is this selector bushes issue?


Thanks for any advice, hopefully I can post more positively in future postings.
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Re: 147 Selespeed help (yeah I know!)

You don't mention 1) Battery condition - was this checked at the service. The sele needs a battery in top condition, no exceptions. 2) When was it recalibrated last?. These two issues are worth looking before worrying about greater problems. A new £70 battery and £80 for a re-calibration could cheaply fix your problems. Good Luck - Dai.
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