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Offline picasso

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* 1st gear selection problems! *
« on: September 09, 2016, 04:06:59 pm »


Hi,
 My Abarth 595 Turissmo is almost 3 years old. Only done 11500 miles.

 Current problem is selecting 1st gear when stationary i.e. when pulling away at junction or red light etc. No grinding but lever difficult to push or just won't move. Had the problem approx 2 months!

 Local Italian garage had a quick look and noticed clutch pedal not fully returning i.e. approx 3/4 to 1 inch play. He suggested maybe air in system or clutch problem. Took it to Main dealer today, as still under warranty! (Approx 90+ miles round trip!).

Advised it was probably the slave cylinder failing. Didn't think it was the clutch.

 So I have got to return next week, another 90 miles for the fix, as part to be ordered in??

Of the 11500 miles I have done in the car, 10%, approx 1000 miles have been returning the car to the main dealer for rectification!
Fingers crossed it is the slave cylinder!

Any thoughts or comments welcome.  :hysteria:

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    Offline aluncookson10

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    Re: * 1st gear selection problems! *
    « Reply #1 on: September 10, 2016, 09:29:11 am »
    Better to get the problem fixed now as it is still under warranty .Think it might be gearbox out to replace slave cylinder

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    Re: * 1st gear selection problems! *
    « Reply #2 on: September 10, 2016, 01:47:55 pm »
    I really do hope the gearbox doesn't have to be removed. The tech said it would take approx 1 hour!?

     ??? ???     thanx for reply, I will update shortly. 

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    Re: * 1st gear selection problems! *
    « Reply #3 on: September 24, 2016, 05:21:49 pm »
    I had this problem on my 62 plate with 9500 miles on.
    Then it got stuck in reverse! They changed clutch and it didn't cure it so had to have a new gearbox, been fine since. Hope yours is an easy fix.

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    Re: * 1st gear selection problems! *
    « Reply #4 on: September 24, 2016, 10:11:42 pm »
    Slave cylinder changed. Drove home. Initially appeared to be a little better but probably wishfull thinking. Problem still persists. Embarrassing at junction when can't engage 1st gear!

    Going back Wen 29th. Said might need bleeding? Will update!

     :whistle:  :-X

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    Re: * 1st gear selection problems! *
    « Reply #5 on: September 25, 2016, 02:47:16 pm »
    Stands a good chance its the gear selector cables that need adjusting
    Others here have had the same problem

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    Re: * 1st gear selection problems! *
    « Reply #6 on: September 26, 2016, 03:11:47 am »
    have you tried giving the car a small rev with the clutch out in neutral and then pushing the clutch and trying to get it into gear?

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    Re: * 1st gear selection problems! *
    « Reply #7 on: September 29, 2016, 11:10:12 pm »
    Returned to main dealer. Techi confirmed there was still a problem with 1st gear selection. Have left the car with them for further investigation. He thought that perhaps the clutch was not fully releasing? I was called later pm to permit gearbox removal !
    Can't really believe the grief I have had with the car considering mileage!
    Very doubtful I would have another.
    Thankfully still within warranty altho I have been advised an assessor will need to to see the car.
    Watch this space.

    All comments & advice most welcome.

    I noticed another owner currently having similar problems.
    « Last Edit: October 01, 2016, 05:25:39 pm by GTMartin »

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    Re: * 1st gear selection problems! *
    « Reply #8 on: September 30, 2016, 09:20:44 pm »
    Gearbox removed. Advised flywheel out of balance? Not sure how this relates to first gear selection problems but will obviously accept the findings if problem resolved. Flywheel and clutch to be replaced while gearbox removed.

     :pray:
    « Last Edit: October 01, 2016, 05:26:12 pm by GTMartin »

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    Re: * 1st gear selection problems! *
    « Reply #9 on: October 01, 2016, 11:15:55 am »
    It's a nightmare isn't it! They changed my clutch but it didn't solve the issue so ended up with recon gearbox.
    Mine only had 9500 miles on it!! Then when washing it my foglight surround fell out!! (164 quid to replace) Then it went back for a rattle, track rod locking nut had been left undone from when I bought it.
    It's been nothing but trouble.
    Fingers crossed it's all fine now.

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    Re: * 1st gear selection problems! *
    « Reply #10 on: October 09, 2016, 06:15:07 pm »
    The flywheel has been replaced and the clutch replaced. The main dealer rang yesterday to advise the problem is still present and the solution is a new gearbox.

    It appears I am not the only A500 owner to have experienced this problem.
    « Last Edit: October 09, 2016, 09:20:46 pm by GTMartin »

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    Re: * 1st gear selection problems! *
    « Reply #11 on: October 10, 2016, 12:39:00 pm »
    So sound's like Fiat know /dont know about it? Any secret recalls in relation to this? Being in the motor trade for over 10 years, I've realised that if it's not a safety issue, recalls tend not to be common knowledge  :whistle:

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    Re: * 1st gear selection problems! *
    « Reply #12 on: November 15, 2016, 08:25:29 pm »
     :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Sorted! but still unbelievable! New slave cylinder!,  :whistle:, new flywheel  :whistle:, new clutch  :whistle: & last but not least, new gearbox!  :hysteria: :hysteria: Currently 11250 miles at 3 years!

     

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