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post #84 of (permalink) Old 03-29-2017, 03:41 AM
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Question Oops? Did we assume too much?

Forgive an old man who no longer has any car such as yours. But I have had two in the past, and several Alfetta models. I know your pain.

After reading this thread over I noticed comment that reminded me of once when I had an Alfetta die twenty miles from home and I had no cell phone with me to call my son. After a couple hours a fellow Alfisti stopped, and after I told him I had done everything. He said: "Have you checked the inertia switch?" I said I didn't even know what that was, so he had me reopen the hood, and then poked the button down and said "Try it now." It worked perfectly. So, here is the comment I saw:

"I ASSUME that you have checked the inertia switch in the engine compartment? This is extremely easy to check, as you can bypass it by simply shorting the two wires together."

I apologize, but you might merely have a defective inertia switch. It can partially short. Why not by pass it and try again? Sometimes the worst and most nagging problems have very simple solutions. You would be surprised how many Alfetta and GTV-6 cars run around with the inertia switch bypassed.

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