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  1. Attempted break in detected

    Alfa Giulia
    Has anyone else had this? I've had it twice in a month - once at my mother's (Yorkshire, middle of nowhere), once in the office car park (Wiltshire, also middle of nowhere) where I stay a lot overnight. I wonder if it's too sensitive sensors in the wind or actually someone trying all the doors...
  2. break pad change help.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello Everyone. I have today tried to change my front break pads. I have failed miserably. The two slider pins heads that need removing are completely rusted in seized. I have hammered punched imprecated but all to no avail. :( This is my first attempt at fixing something on my alfa 147 1.9...
  3. Strange scratches / Break in attempt?

    Alfa Stelvio
    What do you think has caused these scratches? 1. Just an accident like something has got wedged between the two surfaces.. 2. An attempted break in of the boot.. So recently I have been polishing this car and in and out the boot quite regularly so you kind of get to know every inch of the car...
  4. Did I break it?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm fitting a facelift (interior facelift) wheel, clockspring and stalks to my pre-facelift 156. I've noticed that the end of the facelift wiper stalk pulls out a good quarter inch, is that normal or did I break it? I also appear to have lost the self cancelling ring that sits between the...
  5. To Break or Not?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have a 159 Q4 3.2 It appears to have stretched the chain. Was fine when I got it, have changed oil etc regular but still happened. I'm not sure what to do, I could get the chain replaced but wonder if the money is in the car. or I could part it out, It has just had a new set of Goodyears...
  6. 159 Indicator and break light failure message

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My 159 often comes up with a warning message on the display when the lights are on; rear left brake light failure and/or rear left indicator failure. However, when the lights are checked both are working fine. Is it a diagnostic error or something more sinister?
  7. Back Wheels locking on hard break

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi! My 2012 1.6mjet Giu is locking the back wheels on i break hard and ABS works fine on front wheels. I've already replaced the break fluid (ATE SL6) and back rubber hoses but nothing changed. Any information/sugestions? Thanks
  8. Front bumper heart break

    Alfa Giulia
    Gutted, just reversed off a kerb not knowing that I'd manouvered slightly off the dropped stones and banged the corner right underneath the bumper. Paint scratched and scuffed and the bumper appears to be cracked. So annoyed with myself. Car is leased and goes back in NOV so don't want to do...
  9. Throttle cable break

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I had an interesting little experience this morning. Final gear change joining the motorway and the accelerator was a little sticky returning. I didn't really think anything of it, but then next time I needed to change gear, as soon as I came off the accelarator and onto the clutch the accelator...
  10. MiTo P0555 Break Pressure Sensor Erro

    Alfa MiTo
    A friend of mine who owns Alfa Romeo MiTo QV is suffering P0555 break pressure sensor error. Error is most likely related to en electrical issue since there is no problem related to break performance. Also car's battery is 3 years old. Since that most problably we think that it is an electrical...
  11. GTV needs fixing - have a 156 to break and give away

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I'm an Alfa enthusiast, but not up to doing any serious work on the cars. I have a job needing doing, don't think I can trust any of my local mechanics to do it, could be a job for a real Alfa enthusiast.... I have a 1999 GTV 2.0 which a while ago started getting the ABS warning light on...
  12. Break shudder on V6

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Brakes shudder on V6 Hi, I am finding that when I break hard the brakes are shuddering...You can feel it through the steering.....Don't do it all the time just from speed and hard breaking........Do I need new pads, discs or both....Discs looks OK to be honest...?....... Someone said that they...
  13. Brakes took a break

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all I think I have a possible fault with the brakes on my 156. I had cause to brake quite sharply last night, and the car didn't slow as I expected. The pedal felt 'wooden', the nose didn't dip and I heard a funny noise. My initial thought was that the front brakes were not operating and...
  14. Fix 1 - break 2

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So fellas, been having a streak of alfa issues, or streak of bad luck if you are a fan. I certainly am a fan...but only up to '98. Post 155 cometh disaster...I know some Yugos that are more reliable than the post 1998 alfas. Enough ranting for now though, I will continue at the end of my post...
  15. Break down

    South Africa
    My first break down... Started with a distinct smell of fuel at a robot. tried to drive off and engine spluttered and coughed before cutting out. Opened the hood and saw petrol on the block, then petrol leaking from the pipe near the injectors. Turned out to be a perished pipe leading to the...
  16. New Owner Help with filler tank identification and break light

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello Everybody. I have just got my hands on a 2002 156 2.0 selespeed T-spark, This is my first Alfa so I'm trying to get to know everything before I get started. What I want to know is.... What is the tank to the right of the battery (the cap has a pic of a car with the bonnet up) and what...
  17. ABS and Hand break lights on

    Alfa 164 & 166
    My Alfa 166 Super 2.0 Turbo has two dashboards light indicators on all the time. The ABS light and the hand brake light. :confused: The car is running, brakes ok but there is no speedometer. What could be the issue? Any ABS probe? Can I check that with Alfadiag? Regards, Joaquim
  18. Alfa 156 2.4 20v jtd mjet may break

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I bought a 156 2.4 20v last week with the intention of servicing it carrying out a cambelt and water pump change.I was also going to carry out a front suspension rebuild as the top arms are squeaking.The car also needs the driveshafts reconditioning due to wobble when at 40mph.I am considering...
  19. Another Door Handle Break..

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have seen the many threads about broken door handles and I have suffered the same fate in my 147. The front drivers door handle (exterior) hinge broke and I have been carefully using it as it was. Today I was in the shower my Mum needed to get her car out, got my keys, went outside, came back...
  20. Break pad sensor warning, help!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I got new pads and discs fitted to the front earlier. When I press the break pedal hard it triggers the break pad wear warning. Didn't have this warning before getting the new pads fitted. The mechanic checked everything over with the sensor connection and thinks it might be a faulty sensor. Any...