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  1. garage today found these codes. 03 connection between lamp and ECU, fail. 05 passenger Air Bag off lamp. I have the diagnostic software now set up on an old laptop. Its not a straightforward thing at all, a real bitch, can't get the bit to open for the DTC although it seems to scan. It didn't detect any fault codes when i went in on my laptop and yet today the garage found 2 fault codes. The local garage kind of doesn't want to know but will do the scan. Tell me the fault codes. Ironically never had any trouble like this with my Alfa 147.
  2. Cable driver installed on lap top and the port set up. Did an Air Bag scan and it doesn't show any faults but the light is still on. DTC area is inactive? Any ideas?
  3. The new GTV with TS engine arrived home with a gearbox noise, drained the oil and about a cup came out. Was serviced for the last few years by "Alfa" garage in Melbourne, pretty pissed off , no oil leaks. I have a good Selespeed gearbox , can they be converted to manual and will it fit a 2000 year car? otherwise will have to find a good manual box.
  4. Smaky, thank you . This to do with the GTV , not the 147. just ordered the VAG-com lead and it should arrive soon. In reading the blurb the disc that comes with it , Install cable drivers (provided on CD). This bit i don't understand? Cable adapted to include a 4 way switch to access different ECUs: Position 1 = Engine ECU (read / clear engine faults) Position 2 = AirBag ECU (read / clear airbag faults) Position 3 = ABS ECU (read / clear break faults) Position 4 = ESP ECU (red / clear stability faults) Is the switch on the screen , i.e. menu? I also bought this cable but it doesn't seem to come with the driver disc or isn't it needed? There are a couple of garages here at a nearby rural town, no interest here just take your money, the other one is helpful but i have to do the work. You mention the power plug to the Airbag ecu, between the back seat? The other garage i am using got a different fault , in the end the light only needs to go off. i found an open circuit at the yellow cable under the passenger seat, so once i get the cable i can clear the code all being well.
  5. Alfa GTV Airbag light? i saw this post. "Not true, I have soldered the Airbag wiring under the seats in my 3.0 GTV. (I've got the Momo electric seats, so always had the ignition on when moving them) And no airbag light for me! Soldered the the cables or by-passed the seat? So you have to cut the wires if you remove seat? Pretty sure the connector under the passenger seat is faulty as i disconnected the battery and put an emulator in and there was an open circuit, had a fiddle and it seems on the seat side of the plug. Whats the go on testing the seat for continuity?
  6. TS Air Flow Meter unresponsive? Car was running perfectly til the nephew fiddled with it! I now notice that the airflow meter doesn't make any difference when unplugged. Tried the one out of my perfect 147 and doesn't work either. Engine now hunts on the idle , starts and revs but runs badly. No idea what he did except that he remove the radio.
  7. 147 Brake pedal no throttle? Alfa 147 Selespeed. You press the brake pedal in neutral and there is no throttle, take your foot off and it revs? ABS , VDC and engine lights on. Bought this car unseen cheap for parts , great motor and it is too good to wreck. However it had a new clutch fitted by the previous owner in a garage and there is no drive . Selespeed doesn't select gears , changed the pump/ relay. Cant get any of my three scanners to connect to read the fault codes. Need to get a new one. The pump seems to draw too much power and sometimes comes on when you open the door, selects 1,2 and partially R, doesn't get full clutch release and slips. All these electrical issues bother me and i wonder if i should just use the car for parts ? Annoys me as it was obviously going before it came t the garage where i bought it. WTF?
  8. 147 Brake pedal no throttle? Alfa 147 Selespeed. You press the brake pedal in neutral and there is no throttle, take your foot off and it revs? ABS , VDC and engine lights on. Bought this car unseen cheap for parts , great motor and it is too good to wreck. However it had a new clutch fitted by the previous owner in a garage and there is no drive . Selespeed doesn't select gears , changed the pump/ relay. Cant get any of my three scanners to connect to read the fault codes. Need to get a new one. WTF?
  9. got under the car tonight cold 5' check the starter with hot wire it works. What is the route of the wiring to the ignition key?
  10. Just bought another 147, cheap and unseen. Not a bad car. Turns out maybe too good to wreck. Garage had the car left by the customer, so story goes. They don't fix Alfa. They say the car ran but it wouldn't select gear and one of their mechanics started to look at it . So no idea what he has done. I was told it has "Selespeed problems" that was all . I tested it and the pump stuffed /too much resistance and it blew a fuse. Hooked up a new pump and the pump comes on with the key, so originally it may have only been a pump that needed replacing. *However there is no starter action. Haven't got the car in a position yet where i can get at the starter, garage in use. I checked the ignition lock and the starter part of the switch is good but no action at the starter. I found a plug undone under the battery area fuse fuse tray and there has been activity around the battery area. Wondering if there is something unpluged? *Does the starter solenoid wire join into a plug that could be left undone? Where does this wiring end up and is there a relay or something at fault? Any clues? So far the mechanic hasn't got back to me to tell me what he did/disturbed.
  11. Hi Guys, looking at another Alfa , a 166. It's got a whine noise coming from the gearbox, the guy says it's driveable. What's likely to be the cause and what gar box will go in if i need to get another . I think it's a tiptronic type box? Owner said it was the torque converter? Cheers Cas
  12. I have spent the day putting in a Selespeed box today , it's been reconditioned recently. I tested the selector plunger and it selected all the gears before i started to install it Had trouble getting the box in place, first time at it. *I find now as i try to install the actuator the plunger won't retract into the box and so i can't engage gears when i rotate the selector shaft by hand? Have i burred the selector plunger bore or have i bent something . Disappointing day! Tried rotating the gearbox internals , wheel to help, clutch put in release, propped to help but it won't budge. Help ?
  13. Had a couple days off , no one around today so i could work in peace. Got the gear box out . Trouble with one actuator mount screw with stripped head. Took ages to get that out. Then the rear engine mount a rounded bolt , bugger of a thing. It needs a new clutch kit . Will order one tomorrow. Pressure plate worn on bearing area. *Whats the story of running the box through the gears without the actuator to test gear selection with box on the bench? Is it 3 planes of the selector shaft moving out of the box , with left and right? Presume the actuator moves the selector shaft in a tiered pattern?
  14. Can you detach the Selespeed pack/solenoids etc and tie it up, leaving it in place in the engine bay and take the gear box out. Then when re-fitting the gearbox slip it down onto the gear box? My one has a faulty 3rd gear that makes a terrible noise and pops out of gear. Smaky mentioned internal gearbox casing damage said the selector casing fatigues and cracks , so it won't go into gear. Anyone had this ?
  15. Selespeed playing up and the warning came up on the instruments, "Check Active" or something like that.. then it wouldn't select gears. Now working fine for the moment . Is it the pump failure or something else?
  16. thanks. without spending a lot of money which "basic" scanner will do the job?
  17. Could be the alternator? Blown diode causing battery to drain.
  18. Alfa 147, Maxiscan 309 won't link up? Alfa 147,Autel Maxiscan 309 won't link up? Just bought one of these and found the plug push it in but i keep getting messages that it won't link up? Anyone had this problem and know what to do? Tried it on our Peugeot 206 and it works fine Do i need an adaptor? Machine powers up but displays that it won't link up.
  19. Can you explain in detail what you mean? I went to the wreckers and found a low mileage 147 and got the gear position sensor. Same , doesn't change the start-up selection...OK when warm.
  20. So the front bearing collapsing is common? You will obviously hear a bad noise while driving. Will gear changes be noisy?
  21. Wonder what happened to gzpermadi? must be Ok.
  22. Yes, i noticed the 147 seems to use the same bearing/bearing block. A few, maybe four that i counted for the 156. Are the bearings available new to insert in the 156 carriers? Presume a big circlip on one side?
  23. When the Selespeed works properly it's awesome. Really comes into it's own on twisty mountain roads. I didn't like it much at first but for really fast driving it makes sense, now i reckon it's great. When working really hard the shifts are just beautiful. Works best when your really fanging it!
  24. I need to have a look at the wheel bearings as there is a noise somewhere. The 156 and 147 bearings are listed as being different , most 147 have the same front bearings. They all appear the same mounting casing but outer and inner bearing dimensions change . Some sites list them as being the same? I have a wreck 156 which was good , are the bearings compatible , same year, same engine/box? Do they change the hubs? *Or is the bearing removable from the hub or outer race integral with the casing? Any ideas?
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