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My 156JTS is in the hospital needing - Woodcock's of Hull tell me - two Lambdas.
Problem is when they went to change them the mechanic found one had been hard wired onto the loom, as has been suggested on some posts here, and the join covered in mastic.
This homemade joint has now failed and the garage will not put the new sensor in as they cannot put a warrenty on the work. Alfa, of course do not sell the connector on its own - I would have toi buy a complete new loom and chop it off.
I am now trying to source a connector for a JTS loom with about 6ins of wire still on it to repplace the missing connector block - anyone got any ideas? Already got an appeal out to BreakersWeb, but getting no joy at the moment.

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I'd just buy new lambda's and hardwire them where necessary, or just re-do the join if thats all thats failed.
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understand where the garage are coming from as it's not a great solution but it would appear your car has been fitted with a universal probe and they generally don't last very long, buy cheap, buy twice as they say, even if you source the part of the loom in question you are still going to end up with a joint where there shouldn't be one....

I would probably get them to splice a new probe in and accept there is no warranty on the work, but I think the connector and wire you are after is common to all of the 156's so you can broaden your search or get in touch with Richard Murtha of Alfa betta cars ( he will almost certainly be able to supply a bit of the wiring loom

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fit your own sensors and spend the wad of cash you save on something nice for the mrs,
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Thank you all for your help. The guy at Woodcock's managed to wire the new sensor in without damaging the connector block. It means it is all back together until Richard at Alfa betta cars can source me a piece of JTS loom. Not only has the dreaded "go to dealer" message gone, but I would swear there are a few extra horses hanging around under the bonnet now.
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