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Cry Like A Baby Alfa 147 2l selespeed

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I bought my 2002 alfa 147 with system failure warning, it was taken for a wash and stopped at the store, when i wanted to start it again, it wouldn't, so we took it on rollback to an alfa mech who told me cambelt slipped and valves had to be replaced, this was nearly 2 months ago, after that, he told me to collect the car, it started but had poor performance, for 15 km then cut out, he told me he needs to replace some pump, did that, still the same, so he told me had to get a new key and card, did that, still the poor performance issue, now he says the problem can only b with the key..... can anybody help me with some info pleazzzzzzzz,
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Hi Rene,

It seems your mechanic is clutching at straws... Is your key code light on on the dashboard? IMHO There is no way the key can influence performance, it is either start or no start...

Who is the said mechanic? I think it is time to take Consumer Protection type steps... I don't think he did a good job in fixing your car - I think there are valves that are not closing properly, or timing is out or something...
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The Key and/or key card have no effect at all on performance....

If it wasn't starting at all, then that is a different question.
But it looks to me like an issue related to your original cambelt failure and/or its repair.
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Cambelt slipped or broken always means severe damage to the valves and pistons, not to mention the bottom bearings....not an easy fix and expensive at that.
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It makes no sense that the cambelt slipped....seeing that it was parked, and then did not want to start.

When doing a cambelt on any TS motor, it is not the same as a regular car.

The waterpump, tensioners and bottom bearing need to be replaced.

Where in the country are you so we can hook you up with a proper mech!
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