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2010 159 TBI Ti Hill Holder


It appears I have a Hill Holder function on my car, which is new to me. It caused me problems when reversing up hill from a standstill as for 3 seconds the brake stayed on. I did not realise this was on the car as the dealer did not warn me. When I first tried to reverse I thought the clutch was away due to the smell as it slipped. Can you turn it off somehow. Any help would be appreciated.


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Why turn it off? Just use your handbrake if reversing up a hill. Might be worth finding a quiet hill and you just getting used to it, in both directions? From what I recall it should release anyway once you are moving?
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You can't turn it off unfortunately. Agree it can be annoying until you get used to it.
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Have enough revs before releasing the clutch. I believe it measures the amount of torque being produced and releases the brake automatically.
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Cheers guys, I'm not a fan of 'gadgets' to help poor drivers My old Dad, who was an Alfisti himself would have been grumbling and muttering so I guess I have turned into him but I suppose I can get used to it.
Took me by surprise that's all !
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Its been said already but the Hill Holder releases automatically when it senses torque.

Alfa clutches can be a bit smelly under reversing conditions - my own 1.9 diesel used to smell like a burning fish dock at the merest suggestion that it should actually engage the drive.
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