Few issues with my new 147 2.0TS Lusso (52)
After trading in my 156, I took the 147 for a long drive and it heres what I found:
Limp mode kicked in, hooked it up to multiecuscan and got P0340 - Camshaft Position Sensor signal is missing. Luckily this is the only code that came up which was very surprising as when I hooked up my 156 I had 3x permanent and 5 x temporary codes.
Im going to check the wiring today and clean up the connector plugs and hope for no replacement being necessary. When I first got the car yesterday morning there was no limp mode untill the engine was turned off when I got home. No its always limp mode the majority of the time.
Rattling to the rear, now I know this happens with most alfa's as it did with my 156 but this is something else. I noticed a little play on the boot when its shut, also the rear boot carpet is loose, checked the rear wheel and it wasn't tightened up properly also the parcel shelf wasn't attached correctly but this didn't seem to make any difference. I will try putting some tape around the boot catch (bottom end) to see if it reduces the play and might get the rear suspension checked.
High pitched squealing coming from one of the wheels, at first I suspected a wheel bearing but it didn't sound right, noticed on here brakes could be the issue so it will be wheels off for an inspection.
The most annoying problem I found was the drivers window not working. I never drive with the window closed. When Pressing the down button I hear the motor kick in for a second then it stops, then when I press up it kicks in for another second before stopping but the window doesn't move? Could this just be the window is off the runner as it were. Ill take the door card off to have an inspection. I have been manually sliding the window down and it drops by around 15% before stopping.
All in all im happy with the car, when out of limp mode its a pure pleasure and I was expecting more faults, it did have a service only 2k miles ago according to the history.
If there's anything I've missed please let me know :P
Last edited by BigglesVII; 09-03-14 at 16:14.