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Hi guys,

I just had my actuator replaced as well as my 3rd gear and synchro's. All went fine after this for about 2000Km... My selespeed pump packed up last week so I had a recon one installed. The shop phoned me and said the car has gears again, but as soon as the engine/box warms up, the car starts jerking on the pull away. He said he swopped two sensors around and that it fixed the problem. So I went to pick up my car last night, but after driving about 5 minutes, I wanted to pull away at a robot and the car just did not move even though it was in 1st. It revved up to about 5000rpm before I let go of the accelerator, when the revs came down it started to pull away slowly (like burning the clutch with a normal manual) it does this every 2nd or 3rd time... Has anyone experienced this? What is most likely causing this? It did do this before any reparis were done, but on a much, much smaller scale. Is there anything they might have overlooked? These problems started after the pump was replaced, and not the actuator. :rant:
 

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You say "It did do this before any repairs were done", do you mean before the pump or actuator?
Also, was it a new actuator?
Re the recon pump, I assume they just replace the brushes on the motor. There have been issues with some pumps not lasting long after that. But that may not be your problem.
 

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Yes the jerking started a while back before the actuator and pump was replaced, but like I said, on a much smaller scale. It only did it about once a month, and when it happened, the clutch would engage a split second later. It was so minor that I thought it normal. The actuator is second hand, but definately nothing wrong with it. Same with the pump, also second hand. He actualy wanted to replace brushes, but my original one was totally screwed.
 

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Well if you purchase a new one in South Africa, it will cost you about R12 000 at an Alfa dealer... with labour included you are probably looking at around R16k. BUT, I was lucky! The repair shop tried all sorts of things and finally said that I must pay for a new clutch and thrust bearing (cost me R3100) So he replaced it, and the problem got worse. He then promised me that he will be liable for all costs untill the car is fixed as he diagnosed the clutch. He ended up replacing the gearbox CPU, all sensors and actuator and I did not pay a cent for all this! Bonus I say!

PS... anyone in SA looking for a Alfa repair shop they can trust... look up Alfa Omega, they are specialists and only work on Alfa's. They are based in Boksburg.:cool:
 
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