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  1. Alarming problem!

    Alfa GTA
    Whats going on here then. Issue with the alarm at the weekend. Came to unlock with keys, nothing. Tried the other keys, still nothing. Unlocked with key and alarm sounds. Car could start and drive normally, all be it with the alarm sounding. Given that it was 9:30pm in a residential estate...
  2. Here are the clues, Halfords alarming service

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Halfords MOT dept passed my Alfa 156 this afternoon, with only a wiper blade and 'rewiring' of a non-functioning rear fog light (soldered for £15). :) Relieved to be legal for another year, I threw my bags in the boot and started her up. 'BOOT OPEN' said the display. Funny.:( I re-opened the...
  3. Alarming oil consumption

    Alfa MiTo
    I did about 400 miles yesterday, mostly motorways with a few minor traffic jams. All seemed well, car behaved itself. Went out this morning to check it was alright and found it had used more than 50% of the oil ! :eek: I checked yesterday morning before starting off and it was about 90% up...
  4. Alarming noise from steering

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    The first 500 miles were event free, alas the next were not! On straight road steering wheel started wobbling similar to an unbalanced wheel. On slowing a 'flapping noise' was heard, seemed to be driver side front. Noise and wobble got worse and limped home at 20mph. Any ideas? Steering...
  5. GT chewing upper arms at alarming rate

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So, it seems my GT is chewing through upper arms at an alarming rate:(. They were (alledgedly) changed before I bought it March last year (TRW). It started clunking over bumps last autumn, and I replaced them again end of March this year (Delphi) when the clunking got unbearable. I had the car...
  6. Alarming problem

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I hope someone might be able to point me in right direction, as my 147 alarm is playing silly b******. A few weeks ago it started doing a double flash when I locked the car and set the alarm on but nothing else. Then one evening a few days later, the alarm starts to go off at 3 in the morning -...
  7. "alarming" issues

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    yesterday in the heat I had the gt on the drive with the tailgate and driver's door open to cool the cabin down when after about 30 mins or so the alarm just fired up out of the blue.:confused: Strange i thought but just a blip so to speak. Well a 5 this morning off she goes again,all locked up...
  8. alarming

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    is there a way of altering the sensitivity of the alarm as some c*#t keyed my car and the alarm didn't trigger:confused:
  9. Alarming "cracking" sound coming from offside rear wheel area

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    As above. Nowt visible but car feels funny on the road. Worrying but any ideas? Cheers,
  10. alarming!!

    Alfa 155
    Hi all and welcome back?? It's been warm today and when I locked with the key a few seconds later off went the alarm, been there before!!! Last year, on holiday in South Brittany it was hot, ditto! I'm not particulary bothered because it will probably be OK tomorrow. Has anyone else had this...
  11. Alarming clunking noise!

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi all, I've recently replaced front lower wishbones and anti-roll bar drop links. Upper wishbones seemed to be fine but the car seems to still have an annoying rumbling clunk when going over bumpy roads. Not sure what else to check for unless a track rod end has gone. Also had new CV boots...
  12. Alarming

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Guys I need some help! I left the car with my local garage to balance my wheel, however my spare key alarm button was not working! Daft as i was i pressed the armed the car with the alarm. So when he opened my car the alarm i assume was going off all day Went to open my car a few hours later...
  13. Alarming lights when changing battery...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So the old battery was knackered, diagnosed at a glance seeing battery acid pi33ing out all over the tray. Got a new one in tonight and could not help but laugh when I connected it up... The hazards kept on flashing at me. Turn them off using the hazard button then they would come back on...
  14. An Alarming issue!

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Ok guys sorry about the title but i do have a problem with my alarm. My 146 has just been in to have a new PAS pump fitted. Whilst it was in the garage the key fob for the alarm lost its code and now will not accept any input when following the reprogram steps kindly provided by abacus alarms...
  15. Alarming Problems!!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Thanks 'Marlon' for letting me know about the whereabouts of the '155 technical centre' in its absence i'll post on here because i guess an early 156 might experience similar problems!! The car is a 1997 155 2 litre ts sports, i went to get in it on saturday, only to find the remote central...
  16. ALARMING SPIDER ('97 R Meta system)

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Might be a bit scuppered folks. Been away for 6 wks and tried to jump-start the beastie but the alarm's going mad and I've had to put the car in the garage and shut the door!! Alas we've no master key. Any ideas on what we can do??:mad:
  17. Alarming high pitched squeek

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi I have a 3-yr-old 156 1.9 JTD veloce which I love and my husband hates (he didn't want me to buy it). Me and the car are seriously in the bad books again. There have been various problems with the car (minor) and dealerships (major). Currently the car has developed a high pitch squeak, which...
  18. Alarming

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've got an interesting fault on my 156 alarm. When I lock car with remote key fob it bleeps and flashes at me then as I walk away it bleeps again a few seconds later. When it bleeps this time there is no flash and the alarm indicator led flashes normaly. I have checked that all doors, bonnet...
  19. Alarming!!!!

    Alfa 155
    Brave little Munki's just got a CD from E-Bayand and having a go at my alarm :eek: I've got the reciever out of the roof without damaging it :D , and by bridging wires from the plug can lock and unluck the doors - my logic is that the circuitry on the car is fine :confused: Assuming this...
  20. Alarming advice

    Alfa 155
    Can anyone recommend a cheap alarm? The twinny's factory fit alarm hasn't worked for ages, it goes off if I turn it on with the glovebox switch. Tried to reset with the roof receiver but no joy. Back to the point :rolleyes: A new receiver will cost about a ton (and may not be the problem!)...