Big 147 JTDM problem(s)
Hoping someone can provide advice about what is wrong with my 2005 (facelift) 147 JTDM i.e. the 150PS model.
Basically there has been a progressive problem, it started running quite lumpy (like it was running on 3 cyl's) up to about 2500rpm then it would pick up and run normally. It seemed to get worse through last winter which convinced me it was cold-related. It did also seem to get better when the engine warmed up.
Anyway the problem degenerated to the point where it will still start, but runs incredibly poorly if at all, usually dies again and will not accelerate at all. Even now the weather is mild.
I've not even used the car for several weeks as we have the wife's car and we cannot contemplate another big bill (had to get a dealer to replace wiring loom and clutch cylinder a short while ago).
So, any clues? The car has not been serviced for a while.....tried pulling the hose off the side of the fuel injection just in case air filter is terminally blocked - no help.
Also, but unrelated, I had to put the emergency spare on just before it stoppped working, whereupon a number of lights eg VDC, ABS are now on......will these go off again when I put the proper wheel back on.....or have I somehow knocked something out of line etc?
Thanks very much for any help offered.
Had Sud and Alfa 164 2.0 in the past. Back to Alfa with the 147 after 6 years away!