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I need some help, I brought my first Alfa 147 approx 6 months which came with full service history and cam belt change etc. With all this i thought what can go wrong. Well the list follows and if anyone has any remedies for these problems i would be grateful.

1. Waterleak in Drivers footwell which is coming from underneath the mat not dripping down.
2. Airbag warning Light on, i have checked connections under both chairs which seem fine, but light remains on.
3. I did have stiff gear change which was rectified by changing the top hat shaped fulcrum bushes.


The first problem is causing me a major headache, i have had the drainage pipe changed by Alfa who apparently cut a small slit in the pipe and modifed it. However the leak continues i have cleaned out the drainage pipe underneath the sheild on the windscreen (under the wipers). Someone on another forum did mention the air con filter being bocked i have looked under the wind sheild covers and there is a hole on the passenger side however i cannot find a filter. Any ideas can someone tell me were i can find the filter please.

I have looked at the rear of the column were the stereo etc are and at the back there is a sponge which seems to be wet. Any does anyone now if this is supposed to be wet as this may be cause of my leak????

Also another other ideas ref the airbag light.

I am very pleased with my car but would be extermely grateful of any help regarding these two problems.

Thanks Mike
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Re: Water Leak In Driver Footwell 147

On a GTV this is often cause by a drainage hole near the heater element (do a search for water leaks and you'll find quite a few threads)...not sure if this would be the same on the 147...
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Re: Water Leak In Driver Footwell 147

Hi Mike, welcome to AO, you could also check out the 147 tech section http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-147-156-and-159/, hope you get the help you need , enjoy the site
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Hi and welcome to AO, try search in the 147 tech forum
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Re: Water Leak In Driver Footwell 147

The 'hole' is the main air intake, in which sits the fan. The pollen filters, if these are the filters you mean, are awkward to get at!: Not for the Alfa men in the know, but tricky for the layman doing them for the first time IMO. Good back posts on this subject,with illustrations, so good luck.:
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Re: Water Leak In Driver Footwell 147

Hi Thanks for your reply, were will i locate this drain that you mention. I know its a different model car but it might help me out.

thanks mike
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Re: Water Leak In Driver Footwell 147

Mike, in all honesty I have had no reason to search for mine so far, as it seems to be functioning as it should. However, I seem to recollect that the carpet n/s needs to be raised, and then some of the stuck down sound deadening chopped away, to access the drain tube, before stuffing a piece of stiff wire down it to clear any obstructions.
You could see if any back posts relate to it.?:
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