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Alfa 159 2.4JTD TI - Diff Problem MY 08

My Alfa is in the wars again!

The squeaks on delivery have all but gone - still got the top dashboard one near the vent!

The brakes that stayed on after being pressed have been fixed and no further problem.

However during the initial brake problem I also informed the dealer of the feeling that the "engine was trying to vibrate itself to bits on cornering and acceleration up inclines". No fault was found on the computer systems.

The problem has got worse and yesterday I took a mechanic out and he informs me that the "diff" is "on its way out". The car has only done 14K from new last year! The feeling is that the engine is trying to go "side-to-side" on the rubber engine mounts. I get not vibration or concern through the steering wheel.

Has anyone else had this problem? If so what happened to their cars?

I still love the thing though and the dealer is being very good.....
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Re: Alfa 159 2.4JTD TI - Diff Problem MY 08


I experienced a similar vibration usually at around 30-40mph more noticeable accelerating especially up hills. Resulted in my local dealer replacing the driveshaft under warranty.

Not what you expect after 23K miles but all sorted now.

At the time felt like a front wheel was about to come off.
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Re: Alfa 159 2.4JTD TI - Diff Problem MY 08

I had a similar 'under load' vibration. Replacing one of the driveshafts sorted it at 18k miles.
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Re: Alfa 159 2.4JTD TI - Diff Problem MY 08

There have been only one or two driveshaft problems on early 159s but not many diff issues AFAIK. 14k miles aint very long for one to fail...
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