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post #1 of 8 Old 09-07-2009, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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F430 Paddles Not Responding

I have a 2005 F430 with Paddle shifters. On occasion the car gets stuck in First gear. Any idea what the problem is?
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-07-2009, 07:23 AM
 
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How do you normally get out of 1st gear when it gets stuck? Do you just keep pulling the paddle until it changes?

Have you contacted your Ferrari dealer / agent / mechanic?
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post #3 of 8 Old 09-07-2009, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Yes, usually after a few minutes or restarting the car it will work again.
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Low battery is a cause for many Ferrari problems.

Being a 2005 it could be that your battery is low.

Have it checked and it's possible a replacement with other than the OEM will make a major change.

Would also recommend have the tranny oil drained and replaced with 75W90NS Redline oil.
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post #5 of 8 Old 09-11-2009, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Gcalo, Thank you it was just that, the battery. Everything working great. Your the Man!
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So you got a charge out of my comments, eh?
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Fantastic, Gcalo ! You're the hero. w/ smiles Jimmy
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post #8 of 8 Old 09-11-2009, 02:18 PM
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It would seem to me the ECU is locking up based on your desciption that a reboot fixes it. Electrical gremlins can be caused by nearly anything from a loose connection to a major ECU failure.

25 years ago, I had a repeating fault in the local control console of my main propulsion engines on the destroyer I was stationed on (USS Kidd, DDG 993). We troubleshot that thing for days and had absolutely no idea were to go next.

By chance the ship took a minor manuvering roll and I happened to be looking in exactly the right place and precisely the right time, with a guy standing next to me blocking the overhead lighting. I saw what appeared to be an arc on a stack of printed circuit boards. I looked closer and found a tiny 3/32 screw that had dislodged from someplace rolling between the PCB and the grounded frame.

OMFG.... Fixed

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