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Selespeed problems in 2001 156

I have a problem with my 2001 156 Selespeed - most of the time it works fine, but when it gets hot- ie in traffic jams etc - it will not change properly - it goes 1,2,5. I can change down 5,4,3 OK, but once it gets into 2 it will either go into neutral or 5 when trying to change up. When it cools down again it works OK again - mostly!
Main dealer just says buy a new actuator, but I am reluctant to spend that kind of money on a 6-year-old car
I wonder if anyone has any ideas about the problem?
many thanks, Mike
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Re: Selespeed problems in 2001 156

Never buy new parts m8, try 2nd hand first its way way cheaper.
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Re-calibration? Battery condition? - I'm offering this info to so many these days - it is the first place to look. There should be sticky on the subject.
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My selespeed has gone again!!! lastnite, it just cut out, like before, went to a roundabout, after racing the car in semi-automatic, swtiched to city mode and got a flashy gear light.

Mass panic set in, knowing that if i slowed down below second gear the car would throw me into neutreal. so i managed to take a few roundabouts in 5th and get myself home..

Started car again later, and it seemed all ok... but... after selecting just 2 gears.. reverse, then city mode. the car flashed up warnings again.. only this time i dont have any gears. full stop..

AA patrol put it on the computer and no faults detected.

i have had this problem before, left the car 3 days and it came back to life. and has worked for 4 months since.

I have taken the battery off for over 30 mins, i have checked connections on selespeed ecu. i have pushed and pulled wires.. of which 1 did flash the gear N, on the display??... and beeped at me.

I no longer have a hydrolic pump when i open the door... not good i fear.

Trying car tonight at around 8pm. if it doesnt work the AA are towing it to Ogaros in camborne (cornwall) - hopefully the wizards there might be able to fix it. - however im pennyless from my last £1000 on alfa bits :'( lol.

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