147 with various issues. Assistance appreciated
We bought a cheapish 147 jtdm about 8 months ago to replace our past it stilo jtd 8v.
Been great without really a penny spent on it but really need some love now so some assistance on some needed maintenance would be helpfull.
First of all we have no reverse lights and noticed the cable has been pulled from the connector. On replacement do the cables have to have the right polarity or can be connected either way?
Also the alfa is quite a smokey old girl. Little bit of reading has brought up a few answers for this.
Is the egr in the same position as the 8v and suitable for cleaning?
I need to look at the turbo hoses also as the car feels like there is a boost leak on acceleration with alittle hesitance.
Our rear backbox also rattles from side to side, am I right to assume just exhaust hangers is the likely cause.
I am hoping a lot of these jobs I can carry out myself with parts costs alone.
Any help would be much appreciated.Thank you