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  1. Checking for a broken Wheel Bearing? alfa 147.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys, I had my car in for a timing belt and the garage said I had a broken wheel bearing. You all know that certain garages try to make money from unexpecting customers so i decided to see for myself if it was broken. I jacked up each corner and spun each tyre hard and could not hear any...
  2. Checking air flow meter

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    is there any way to check the air flow meter for proper operation?
  3. 156 checking integrity of a service....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Recently I took a 156 2.5 V6 for a cambelt change to a garage and told them to replace the plugs too. It was a hefty wallop of a bill and I want to check that new plugs were actually fitted. What's the quickest way to do this? If it's complicated what's the best workshop manual to guide me...
  4. lambda sensor checking

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    checked heater resistance - 8,6 ohm checked white wires voltage on plug, engine running, lambda disconnected - 14 V checked black and grey wires voltage on plug, engine running, lambda disconnected - 0 V are these ok? does it any arm to engine running it with lambda disconnected? thanks! btw...
  5. Spider S4 speedo and sender checking

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Neew to the forum and ive read a lot of posts on this subject! The speedo has stopped working .I have checked fuse 7 and have volts to generator /sender /the cable is good. there are three wires in sender ,black,to ground,pinkish ,constant power with ignition live anfd grey ,that seems to have...
  6. Any way of checking if cambelt has been changed ?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi My 2007 159 2.4 diesel is in for cambelt and water pump change next week, its 5 years old and has done 64,000 miles. I've owned the car for 3 months and it came with FSH but no mention of a cambelt change. Before it goes in I wanted to check that it hasn't already had the work done given...
  7. Checking out a 156 GTA in Darlington

    North East
    I've posted this in the GTA forum, I'm thinking of buying this: ...and I need a recommendation for a specialist to check it out. For the money, the service...
  8. Checking and replacing selespeed sensors and solenoids

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone. I have a 2.0l 147 selespeed. Gears won't select - car in repair shop for 6 wks with no joy...their best guess is replace actuator (robot) at $4-5kNZ. Not an option for me unless all else fails. Have bought a cable from rarebear and downlosded FES - all running well :) Errors are...
  9. Checking the earth on GT sidelights

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Can anybody help. I've recently bought a 07 plate GT. Love the car and have enjoyed every minute of ownership so far (although it's only been a week). One small niggly problem though...the front near side side-light has gone twice in a week. Everybody I have discussed this with has concluded...
  10. Checking timing

    Alfa GTA
    guys I need some advice, my cambelts were done 4-5 months ago by a very reputable dealer. since the cambelts, the idle has been very lumpy, and also even dead cold, it never idles higher than 730-760 rpm, before I am sure it would idle from cold start at over 1000 rpm. the result is very...
  11. Checking connections of radio aerial

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi Guys My AM radio signal doesnt work and i would like to check the connections for my aerial (the one in the rear side window) could anyone tell me how to remove the interior trim panel to gain access, it has an airbag badge on it, will that cause any problems? Thanks P
  12. Good evening - GTV916 Owner checking in

    Introduce Yourself
    I have a -97 GTV 2.0 Lusso, pretty standard and in nice condition. Incredible car and feeling - the real Alfa feeling - bound to be a classic some day in my eyes :)
  13. Checking / topping up roof hydraulic fluid on 946 Spider

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi folks My roof is still intermittently giving grief - (previous thread) and now is slow to open from the front. I suspect that the fluid might be a bit low and before I send it back to the dealer I'd like to try checking the level myself and if needs be topping it up. So, any kind souls know...
  14. Checking on Brera Recall history

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just bought a 56 plate Brera and a friend at work asked me if I had checked that any recalls had been addressed.:D No idea I said, wouldn't know where to start.:( Well, you can check all recalls on the VOSA web site (My car is subject to 3 by chassis number), 2 for the brakes and 1 for the...
  15. Mzanzi newbie checking in...

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi everyone... Bumped into a client in our store last week wearing an Alfa Shirt. Got to chatting and he told me abouth the forum, and I'm really glad I checked it out, it's great to be able to share the Alfa experience with everyone! I bought my wife a Mito last year and that was the start...
  16. Newbie checking in

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi, Just joined the forum, currently driving a Honda Integra Type-R, but am looking to replace it with my first Alfa. Looking for a 147 or 156 Sportwagon. Always wanted an Alfa! Cheers Matt
  17. Checking throttle butterfly

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Can anyone tell me if the throttle butterfly should open fully without the engine running (Key in MAR and accelerator fully pressed)? I tried this and find I only get about 5 degree movement when I was expecting fully open. Cheers
  18. Checking Fuses has left me with MCSF!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Chaps whilst attempting to get to the bottom of my failed courtesy lights, ive been through the entire car for the various fuses and junctions, but after finding one problem, ive created another aint that the way! i'm left with the engine warning light on after pulling all the fuses one by...
  19. Checking abs sensor

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I had an intermittent abs fault light for some months, which then changed to 'on' continuously. For a different reason I took it to an Alfa garage & they told me the abs fault was at the nearside rear. Now it's MOT time. I want the garage to try & identify what the fault is. How many different...
  20. Checking oil on a 2.0TS

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey all, this is probably going to make me sound thick but never mind. When i check the oil on my 156 (2.0TS) i take out the dipstick, wipe it clean, put it back in and if i pull it out straight away there is nothing on it. However if i leave it in for 30 secs and take it out, the oil is at a...