156 intermittent issues
Wondering if someone can help me with some problems I am having with my wife's Alfa 156 JTDm Sportwagon
Its a 2004 model, full service history etc everything done when needed. My wife loves her Alfa.
Approx 4 weeks ago, she was driving it and it suddenly lost all power. It didnt cut out but wouldnt accelerate, sort of limp mode. Called our RAC and they came out and cleaned the EGR, which was new about 18 mths ago. Limped it to our mechanic where it spend a fortnight.
Nothing is showing in error codes. EGR is 18 mths old. Both bottom and top turbo hoses have been replaced in last 12 mths. Mechanic thought it was the map sensor, so he replaced that but the problem continued. Have tried another garage and he thought it was the accelerator pedal. New one put on today, problem still there.
You will be driving along and without warning there is no power. Taking foot off of accelerator or changing gear clears it. Feels worse once engine is worn but can go a few miles without a problem, and then it happens constantly - so much so that you think it will just break down.
Any help gratefully appreciated. Current mechanic is going to ring around a few friends to see if they have ideas.