147 selespeed owner in need of some help
Hi and good day to all.I recently bought an Alfa 147 selespeed and not 1 week afta im having my first problems.1st problem was rear fog light failure message displaying on the dash,but that only comes on every now and again.The 2nd but more serios problem is when the car wont go into 1st gear.but i can still go into reverse.I phoned the Alfa agents to day in durban and before i had even finish expaing the said "actuator".and that would set me back R14000.whick is 3 times more than my apprentice salary.However i got thinking,from research that i hav done,i ahve come to understand that the actuator mechanically selects the gears,so if that is the problem then why can i still go into reverse.and when i restart the car the problems seems to go way.(for a short period).
I also had a problem when i was in 3rd gear traveling down a residential road and i tried to accelarate and the car just reved.So i lookd at the gear number light expecting it to be in N,however it was flashing between 3rd,4th and 5th gear.then the gear indactor light just went blank.Then about 5seconds later went into 4th and carried on working fine like nothing had happend.
so if anyone is able to help me i would me most appreciative.