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  1. Strange noise from engine bay [2.0 JTDm]

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, I'm Elod from Hungary and I need some help with my Giulietta My Giulietta makes some strange noises coming from the engine bay. I can hear it only at idle and low RPMs. It is a whining (bearing??) noise maybe. After I start it up it whines. If I turn on my seat heating, or turn on my...
  2. Burning rubber/plastic smell near auxiliary belt

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Guys, It's been a while, but when I arrived home today I came to a stop for a minute on my driveway and smelled a burnt rubber/plastic smell. That's no good. So I popped the hood, did my sniffing around the engine bay and it clearly comes from the belt side of the engine (drivers side for...
  3. seat belt light does not working

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    when starting the car the warning light of the fasten your seatbelt doesnt lit up, also there is no warning beep...... Anyone have a idea ?
  4. 156 1.9 JTD auxiliary belt keeps snapping!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    A couple of months ago, my auxiliary belt snapped. No further damage done. Had the belt changed and thought that was the end of it. Wrong! Less than 2k later, the second and new belt snapped, therefore further investigation was warranted. There were no signs of movement or play or any damage...
  5. 2010 1.6 jtdm timing belt

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi All, I have just bought my Daughter a 2010 1.6 jtdm as a runabout. it has a reasonably good history but I can find no evidence of a belt change. it runs very sweetly and with 110,000 on the clock I am guessing the belt must have been changed at some point. For my own piece of mind I will be...
  6. 1.9jtdm grinding noise when AC is on

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello, alfa owners! I am a bit concerned about my 2006 159 1.9jtdm 16v and the fact that some mystery noise comes on when I turn on the A/C. The noise can only be heard at low speeds and is relevant to the engine RPM which leads me that it is a pulley. I have had the car checked at the local...
  7. Brera font seat belt BUCKLE

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Folks. Does anyone know where I could purchase a front UK driver's seat buckle attached to the seat/floor for my car, please? Reg Number: LG07UMJ Make: Alfa Romeo Model: Brera Body Style: Coupe Trim: JTS V6 Q4 SV Year: 2007 Gearbox: Manual Fuel: Petrol Engine Size: 3195cc
  8. CAM BELT SNAP brera 2.4 diesel

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    cam belt snapped on m1 slip road (very embarassing 1 mile tailback) heard it flapping and then go 5 secs later when i pulled off to try and get to the side of the road ive dropped it at mechanics said hes busy for a week or two so ive left it with him what are forums thoughts 1. obviously...
  9. Balance belt

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello A couple of weeks ago I proceeded to change my 156 2.0 2002 twin spark engine belts (cam and poli V), but i decided to leave it w/o the balance belt. Some people claim that is a good option at the expense of a little increase in vibration. The thing is that the engine now vibrates...
  10. Squealing Belt

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    156 2003 1.8ts On humid wet days the 156 has started with the scream of a banshee and continues for about 10 minutes then disappears.... I take it it's the there any or an easy fix for this ? Am not overly drives great but it's a tad embarrassing.
  11. 1.9 16V JTD Timing Belt and Water Pump change sockets and tools

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys! Pardon me if this has been asked before, I've searched the internet for an answer but I couldn't find one. I'm planning to change my timing belt, serpentine belt and water pump on my 2005 GT JTD. With the power of AutoData YouTube and a lot of reading I've got the step by step...
  12. Timing belt Issue

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    HI On a 1.9 JTD diesel (european vehicle left sided Wheel) It broke, so I need to replace it, but I am not sure what position should the camshaft be. My reference is when the piston at the left is at the top position... Or any other position?
  13. Cam belt change in the 2.0Jtdm

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys, I have to change the cambelt of my bella. What else should I do while doing that? I am thinking of the water pump and maybe swirl flap removal?
  14. AROC DAY 156 GTA Seat Belt trim cover different - Why?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi, I was at the AROC show yesterday, and sadly I noticed that some 156 had its corresponding leather trim inserts into the seat belt interior trim cover, and one or two didn't, now I need to know why please? As its a detail thing bugging me, anyone help with this variance explanation please...
  15. Do I need to change auxiliary belt tensioner and idlers?

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    I'm doing the timing belt on my 166. It's a 2000 car but it only has 16,000 miles on the clock. Despite the car being driven weekly until 2016 neither of the belts have ever been changed. The car has been parked indoors all it's life so there is no rust anywhere on it. I'm just wondering if I...
  16. Intermittent juddering after timing belt replacement

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I replaced my timing belt, turned over and ran fine. When putting my foot down hard there is intermittent juddering, no warning lights. Any suggestions if you have experienced the same would be grateful, thanks.
  17. €1200 for timing belt and full service?

    Republic of Ireland
    Hi all, I was quoted €1200 by Grandon's in Cork for a timing belt change and full service on the Giulietta. To be honest, I nearly died of shock when I heard that figure. Sounds extremely high to me. It's the 1.6 multijet engine so it's not like I'm bringing in a super rare beast, the same...
  18. New member - Power steering belt 159 2.2 JTS - help please

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, New member and first post :) from Melbourne Australia. My family bought our 159 2.2 JTS new back in 2007 and its run well so far, it's selespeed red on tan interior. Has 114k on it - now belongs to my brother. Yesterday the steering has become very heavy... Opened the bonnet to find...
  19. Brera 2.4d - Auxiliary belt change

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    All, The next job looming into view on my car is changing the auxiliary belts. One is beginning to squeal at tick over. I guess at 10 yrs old they are due to be changed. Does anyone have an ideas / advice on how to change them? Thanks Simon
  20. Timing belt done

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Thats the timing belt, aux belt and water pump done. Plus the offensive sump plug has been forcibly removed and an oversized one put in. Needless tp say it also got some nice motul 10x60 and an oil filter. Its running pretty well! Quieter, which i imagine is down to the new oil. Thanks to all...