Alfa 159 2.4 JTDm Qtronic issue?
Hi, I've been having a major problem with my 2007 159. When the engine gets upto operating temperture, it has an issue changing between 2nd and 3rd gear. It seems to disengage the second gear and fails to shift up into third for a couple of seconds. In this time the revs go up quickly and then the gear engages with a violent thud.
The car currently has 123000 km on it and was last serviced at 109. I bought it from a dealer just over a month ago, and have had it checked twice. Once by Automoda through the dealer in Sydney, and the other by an auto trans specialist. Both couldn't find/replicate the problem and told me no faults pop up from the ECU. The auto specialist told me the ECU might need to be reprogrammed.
Currently have it with the NRMA to see if they can find it but I don't have much hope. The problem isn't constant and it only occurs when the engine has been running for a while and it really comes out during heavy, slow traffic where it is constantly changing between 2nd and 3rd. It also occurs on the 'manual' mode. The only way I've tried to prevent the problem is to let off the accelerator between the second and third gear change to let the revs drop down before it engages.
Has anyone else experienced this problem and how did they get it fixed??