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  1. How to change a rear wheel bearing...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My GTV and Spider have between them needed 3 rear wheel bearings replacing for their last MOTs. I paid to get the first one done and did the last couple myself after some really helpful advice on here. It is fairly straightforward so here’s how... First of all tools. You’ll need a Jack , axle...
  2. Nut spec for upper control arm bearing?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, I had the an issue with my upper control arm nut, that it kept spinning in place and I had to use a dremel to cut it off! But now I don't know what nut is required! Does anyone know what spec nut is required for the upper control arm ball bearing?
  3. G strut top bearing alignment. Hole in rubber to front or back?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hey all. Currently have car up on lift doing other work. Have bad tyre wear and just wondering if alignment of the hole on the rubber of the strut top mount to the front or the rear hole in the body will mate any difference. Mine ar both pointing forward. See image. Had a look at my brothers...
  4. 159 1.8 Petrol engine sensor beside alternator behind drive shaft bearing

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all. Can anyone help me please. I just changed the clutch on my Alfa 159, 1.8 Petrol, and when putting the drive shaft back in I noticed i'd pulled a couple of wires in the engine sensor tucked in behind the drive shaft bearing just beside the altenator. Can anyone shed any light as to what...
  5. How to get wheel bearing off?!?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, Everyone I have unfortunately destroyed the thread on one of the wheel bearing holes so now I need to replace the entire wheel bearing. I attempted to follow this tutorial...
  6. Slipping outer bearing race

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I'm replacing clutch cover bearings on my GTV6. This outer bearing is the right size but the housing no longer provides an interference fit so the outer race slips. No es bueno. What are my options here? Any suggestions? The housing is a steel sleeve on the aluminium cover but removing it...
  7. Noise Release Bearing 105 Coupe

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    This is an issue I find after starting the car from cold and has happened since I replaced the clutch and release bearing a few years ago. It sounds like a whirring noise when in neutral or in reverse, but goes away if i pump the clutch pedal. Doesn't happen once the car is warmed up. Any ideas?
  8. Whining noise consistent with speed

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Good afternoon, I have an Alfa 159 SW 1.9 JDTM 2010. I have a whining noise that seems to be coming from somewhere in the engine bay. It's sounds like it is a loose bearing or something; whirring and whining. It is only consistent with car speed - not revs or gears. The faster I go, the...
  9. Gearbox Bearing Change DIY

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Has anyone changed their own gearbox bearings ? I've a spare box so it would be easy while its on the bench so has anyone had a go ? I know A S clutch will do it for £275 and they'll do it in situ so it can't be 'that' hard surely ....
  10. Wheel bearing faulty?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello guys. I have a problem with my '00 156 2.4 jtd. When turning sharp left or manuevering backwards with right lock, the balance weights of the front left wheel are hitting the suspension in the circled area in the picture below, and i am hearing a knock. There is no problem when turning...
  11. Thank you to all wheel bearing contributors

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all Just wanted to say thank you to all contributing to this forum. Learned heaps about changing the FR wheel bearing on my 2011 159 2.4 Tdm with 120000km. Had the noise going around left hand corners but couldn't detect any play of the bearing. Researched here and on you tube, bought the...
  12. V6 SMF release bearing fitment question

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have just purchased a new Valeo 3 part clutch kit from for a total of £134.19, which I thought was a pretty good price. As I have an SMF to fit when it all goes back together, this kit is for the 3.2 V6 rather than the normal one (for my car) for the DMF on the 3.0L CF2 V6...
  13. Rear Wheel bearing (I think)

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So I now have a nasty whirring / droning from what appears to be the rear of the car, the sound is worse at around 40mph and gets better around 70-80mph.. I suspected it was the rear tyres as they're on their last legs but to my disappointment two brand new tyres and exactly the same sound? I am...
  14. Alfa Romeo Gt Wheel Bearing Replacement

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Alfa Romeo GT 1.9 JTD/110KW I plan to replace all,front and rear wheel bearings. Every advice is welcome. What kind of tools do I need for this job(also for brake pad)?
  15. Input shaft bearing

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, What sort of price would I be looking at for a new input shaft bearing fitted to gearbox? Can this be done when I fit my new clutch? Cheers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Wheel Bearing Bolt Torque

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All Can someone run their Elearn disc and find the torque figures for the 4 torx bolts that secure the front wheel bearing? Also the torque procedure for the 36mm Axle Nut? Sorry my disc drive has broken and no access to the info -will be changing the bearings in the morning. Thanks Paul
  17. Help with V6 main bearing wear?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I took the rear main bearing cap out today to replace the oil seal and reseal the cap itself as there was some oil in the clutch bell housing when I split the gearbox. I found the following when I removed it which was not what I was expecting. It is a long time ago that I had a main bearing to...
  18. Fitting a release bearing 19jtdm

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi iv my engine out and had to remove the slave cylinder to get the gearbox away from the engine.(im doing the clutch).. i see its a push bearing system has anyone tips on reinstalling the gearbox to make it easier. Thank you Bill
  19. Alfa Romeo 147 wheel loose after wheel bearing change

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So as the title say, I just changed 147 front wheel bearing to brand new. After the change I put the wehh back in place but it was loose and there was decent ammount of play when rocking the wheel. Anybody else has had this? I mean the bearing is new so it shouldnt be that and everything else...
  20. ABS warning light after bearing change

    Alfa MiTo
    Hello All, I have recently purchased a 2009 Mito Lusso 155 and have been really enjoying it. So this week I decided to replace the front offside wheel bearing as it sounded a little noisy to me. So I purchased a pair of bearing inc ABS off eBay and set about the change. The ABS sensor was...