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I have a 3ltr 166 Alfa Romeo with a 4spd automatic. Transmission light on dash comes on and stays on. I can move the shifter but when selecting gears, only 3rd is selected, and reverse if chosen. Manual says if light flashses, then computer will put in 3rd gear for limp home and suggests there is an issue with the auto. If light permantly on, manual says that the gearbox is too hot and car should be stopped, but makes no mention of only allowing 3rd to be selected. My car has this issue from cold, so I'm guessing it's not the temp sensor (although I guess it could fail 'high'). Help! It's dirving me crazy and the car is undrivable like this. I replaced the auto computer after advice at considerable expense, but the same issue remains.

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