166 sportronic kickdown
I have a 2.5 166 sportronic (64k, year 2000), this is my 2nd 166 and sportronic. This drives very much different than my first, to the extent that I think I have a gearbox problem. The symptom is the gearbox wont kickdown, in the owners manual it states if the accl is pressed to floor in 1/10th of a second then the gearbox should changed down 2 gears, mine doesn,t !!. The gearbox itself seems ok, with changes happening smoothly.
The car will change down when going up a hill and slowing, plus the sports mode works fine, just no kickdown, so overtaking requires going to sport mode and manually dropping a gear or two.. I am wondering if there is some kind of sensor on the throttle or cable that could be the problem. Has anyone got similar symptoms, or had this problem or can suggest where to start, cheers.