New Alfa 147 Owner - Problems already!!!
Well having got rid of the Integrale (sad day) and moving from 10 years of driving Peugeot's (much cheapness) i have taken the plunge for with a 147 TS Lusso with loads of extras. Only a few problems to iron out but am really loving the Alfa way, great drive, great attention to detail, wondering whether i will get to my destination!!!
First problem is a sticking rear brake caliper, anything to watch out for as i dismantle it and give it a good sort out?
From reading some posts it seams i have the sticking starter motor problem, only for a second when it starts from cold. How long does it take to get the thing off roughly?
Headlight adjustment seems temperamental, one main beam is higher than the other, tried the white screws on the back of the unit but not made a great difference. anything to know before i take the units out and re-fit them?
Think there is a problem with the alarm, in the hand book it says if it beeps once after setting there is a problem. Yep i get another beep after the initial one as it sets. Is this a stealer fix only or can a good AutoElec guy sort it?
The CD changer works intermittently, sometimes the text changes to red and says there is not discs. any common problems before i give the changer an overhaul and trace all the wiring?
Key fob, only got one with the car (bugger) which aint in great nick, getting it repaired, am i better shelling out for a new unit from the stealer to be on the safe side?
Apart from that its a mint car, drives perfect, looks great and puts a smile on my face. Have to stop taking the **** out of my brother now has he's always had Alfa's and love em.
Sorry for the long post and also if its in the wrong place, i will learn.