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Name:Alex Dybenko

Location:Moscow, Russia

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

[Alfa] Selespeed problem resolved

Got response from one guy who successful solved Selespeed problem, probably this will help you also...

Hi,
I am the owner of a 2001 147 Selespeed bought on March 2002 with 746 km. For me the problems with the selespeed started 4 (four) days after I had the car in my hands: during the night. The car stopped 2 mt before a level crossing and only the reverse gear was working!!!! The day after, I contacted immediately the dealer and the answer was: "we never had problems with selespeed before"...... I became a great friend of the dealer cause every 4-500 km I was there with always the same problem: the gear slip into neutral and no more possibility to have any gear!!!!! After 5 times in the garage of my "FRIEND" (with almost no results), I decided to look for the ALFA Inspector of my zone and to ask him to do something, also because the car was still in the warranty period. I spoke also with some engineers in Pomigliano d'Arco (where the 147 is developed and build) and after a while (3 weeks) I had my car back and since then nothing of wrong happen. The information that I had from the Alfa's engineers about the problems of the 2002 selespeed were:


1) The cable connecting the actuator driver to the hydraulic pump was defective and was substituted (The problem of the cable is caused by the material which the cable is build!!!)

2) The software of 2001 was upgraded to the release of 2003.

Now I'm fully satisfied of the selespeed, but it was really hard to contact the right people capable to solve the problems of the gear.

Regards
Daniele


18 Comments:

Anonymous Jason Forshaw said...

Hi, I have a 2002 147. Mine keeps jumping out of city mode into semi manual mode. Could you tell me how you contacted the developers in Italy. I can't seem to find any contact details. The Alfa garage can find nothing wrong with my car so I really need to speak to an expert.

jason_forshaw@hotmail.com

thanks
Jason

4:33 PM  
Blogger Alex Dybenko said...

Hi Jason,
i did not really contacted Italy experts, so not sure that i can help here. But of you resolve your problem - pls let me know also, i will post it here.

6:49 PM  
Blogger dean said...

hi there i own a 156 selespeed 2003 all of a suddden the oil light for the selespeed keeps flashing resulting in me not being able to change gear or go into city mode,the only way i can get the light off is to bang the top up tank for the selespeed in the engine compartment then the light will go off strangely enabling me to move the car but with a few mins it appears again if anyone can help please advise.

7:30 PM  
Blogger mistiqul said...

helo! i'm from romania can you tell me were is that cable? i have same problems with selespeed

12:01 PM  
Blogger Alex Dybenko said...

Hi,
it is somewhere under accu, look at this site, it was plenty of info:
http://homepage.mac.com/paul_denyer/selespeed/index.html

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow i cant believe these problem is worldwide lol. i have an 02 156 selespeed and my problem is that jumps to neutral while driving including freeways and now the selespeed warning light is flashing in the cluster keeps beeping and a ticking noise can be heard inside the glovebox car drives ok but i am worried driving it around in this condition what do i do please and where is that cable you mention? link is not working in this pc i will try again when i get home thanks guys my email is PRPdesigns2000@yahoo.com.au any help would be really much appreciated as i become a good friend aswell of the alfa mechanic hehehe

thanks
patrick

7:02 AM  
Blogger Alex Dybenko said...

Hi,
link is working here. Cable is located on the left side of accu, a big vertial jack, when get problems with selespeed - I try to make better connection of it, tightening it, and then everything works again.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous dave said...

Dean Your problem is the hydraulic pump. sounds like the motor needs brushes, or the motor relay needs replacing.

PRPdesigns2000@yahoo.com.au you need a new accumulator on the actuator.

Jason foreshaw you sounds like you need a software upgrade to the 2003 version

9:14 AM  
Anonymous remco said...

Hi

i have a stilo abarth selespeed and i hav e a problem to.
when i stop at a traffic light the selespped goes from 1[or 2]to neutral.
only when i restart the car it works again.
sometime when i start driving it stays in gear 1, and i cannot get it in reverse or 2.
again i have to restart.
please help.

remco

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dave it turned out that i needed a new s
Selespeed pump which cost around £450.00 including labour cheers anyway. Regards Dean

8:44 PM  
Anonymous remco said...

well this morning its happening again.
every 2 or 3 minutes it goes to neutral, when i,m almost to a full stop.
i have to restart to get it going again.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Alex Dybenko said...

Hi,
try to check selespeed cable/jack, try to make better connection of it, tightening it. Or try t clean it.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous remco said...

mi selespeed oil lever is not on the max

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/4900/fotojd.jpg

8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please help...i have the same problem .....i got alfa romeo 156 and the gear was off and i changed the gear hose (cable) that is between gear oil and so...the car works but still in neutral... i dont know how to make it et reverse or 1 2 3 ear :S...send me in email please
sheria_888@hotmail.com

5:01 PM  
Blogger WilliamRocket said...

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2:07 PM  
Blogger WilliamRocket said...

If he calls himself anonymous and wants you to email him ???? … well, i wouldn't.
I have a couple of Alfas, a 156 manual and a GT selespeed, lack of a capital intended.
The GT seldom goes into reverse when it has been driven, sometimes won't go on start up either. Other times the whole caboodle goes into city mode and won't come out, not matter how much I sit there begging and pleading, tears running down my face.
Believe me when I say I can see how some cars get battered wife syndrome .. or whatever it is called when you take your hammer, a hammer that HAS ALWAYS WORKED WELL, and smash it into every sensitive place on the work of art that it is an Alfa GT.
If anyone has any ideas of a fix that I, as a carpenter, could do, I promise karma will make your life a little better.
Living in New Zealand means that the clever people that know Alfas through and through are 24578 kilometres away, that's about a million in old school measurements.
You can send me emails if you like, I am no scammer. My name is William Llewellyn, my email is alfaromeobits @ gmail.com - I got that email years ago when my 156 V6 that popped a camshaft drive belt, forcing me to sell it as parts to try and recoup some of my hard earned money.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Wiekus Stander said...

MINE JERKS ON PULL AWAY . FIT NEW CLUTCH KIT RECALEBRATE DROVE FOR FEW DAYS NOW ITS LIKE SLIPPING CLUTCH. REV HIGH THEN SUDDENLY IT GRABS ND GO. WHAT GOULD BE THE PROBLEM. WHERE CAN I START LOOKING .

12:22 PM  
Blogger Wiekus Stander said...

SORRY I FORGOT TO SAY MINE IS A 2002 MOD 156 2L TS SELESPEED

12:26 PM  

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