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  1. Gas pedal sticks and releases close to floor

    Alfa Giulia
    2018 ti sport. The tab on the back of the pedal catches on the base and then releases for a bit more travel. Not sure if it is supposed to be a stop that has broken or if it is supposed to continue traveling and it is now misaligned. Any idea how it is supposed to work? Anyone have pics or...
  2. Spider - Windows won't close after roof failure

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I have had to manually finish closing my roof on my 2007 Spider, and now the Windows won't close as they normally do when the roof operation finishes. How do I do this manually ?
  3. VW a bit close to the media?

    General Motoring Discussion
    This weekend the boss of VW is acting editor of Bild , which is from the same stable as Auto Bild , the U.K. version of Autoexpress. I hadn’t noticed how they cancelled their Golden Steering Wheel contest. But it’s back for 2019...
  4. 147 3 door - can't close passenger door.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I know theres another thread, but its a bit scant on the info and is old, so hopefully theres a bit more info. tldr: 2006 alfa 147 Door locking mechanism won't seem to engage on the post. Latch stuck open Yawn: Whenever its a hot day, its risky opening the passenger door because I often...
  5. Attendants don't close fuel cap properly

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Found it in my last two fill-ups now. Mileage drops by more than 50km, which for a V6 is a bit. it's also a fire risk I suppose with ignitable vapours. Do check after fill-ups and make sure.
  6. Donington Car Museum to close....

    General Motoring Discussion
    As the title states ....the last day to spend some hours viewing this extensive collection will be 5th November. If you're in the area and haven't visited I would highly recommend you do :thumbs:
  7. Adjust cables that close hood cover

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Dear all, I recently bought a 916 spider ('01, 3.0 V6 24, phase 2) and it is absolutely brilliant (see photo). Unfortunately, the mechanism that locks/releases the hood cover has failed. Not surprisingly, the plastic gear has broken. However, no outer teeth are stripped, but all of the inside...
  8. Adjust cables that close hood cover

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Dear all, Unfortunately, the mechanism that locks/releases the hood cover has failed on my '01 spider (phase 2). Not surprisingly, the plastic gear has broken. However, no outer teeth are stripped, but all of the inside five "cams", one of which is indicated by the black arrow in the attached...
  9. I'm close to tears

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    After 6 months of happiness and not a single issue, this happened to me today after a driver blew the give way sign. You can't see it, but underneath it a nice pool of oil was building. Xenons bollockes, parking sensors gone, bumper beyond repair, bonnet is beyond repair, tyre is shagged...
  10. Hood 5th arc doesn�t close

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hood 5th arc doesn’t close Hi When I’m trying to close the electrical hood of my spider, the 5th arc on left side doesn’t go down and the ram is blocked while on the right side it’s operating properly. I then need to stop quickly the power to release the pressure and avoid to damage the hood...
  11. Accelerator pedal too close to brake

    Alfa GTA
    147 GTA. I've put up with this for 10 years and I've finally Victor Meldrew'd and had enough. Can I move the accelerator pedal further away from the brake, not interested in heal and toeing my way round the North Circular. Thanks!
  12. MiTo boot won't close

    Alfa MiTo
    I seem to be having the opposite issue to everything I have found during a search (generally the boot will not open). The problem is that the boot will not stay closed. It latches on to it's 'hook' but doesn't stay there as the latch just pops open again when any upwards pressure is applied to...
  13. Trick to close Spider roof

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've had an issue for a while with closing my Spider's roof - it gets stuck on the part where it needs to lift up the back window - it just sits there with a motor running, but doesn't do anything - manual assistance is eventually required to help it along. Recently I had an idea of stopping...
  14. Close to giving up on this car!!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Since last summer I've had an unsolvable electrical problem. The car would cut out regularly and the error code was relating to the fuel pressure regulator. After changing it twice I concluded that the code was misleading and the error lay elsewhere. I sent the ecu off for testing, no errors...
  15. Help ! Drivers window will not close fully

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello , today my 159 front window drivers side will not close up completely. It goes up but stops about 1 inch short ! How can I fix this !! ?? anyone same issue fixed ? Thank you !
  16. close to buying 2012 1.4 105 multi air and need advice!

    Alfa MiTo
    just test driven the car and it felt ok, 31,000 miles and full service history, though I have not actually looked at this yet - hoping to take someone with me soon. I am concerned about the cambelt and they said 5 years before it needs changing, car registered March 2012. Just a bit nervous to...
  17. Urgent help if possible! Window won't close

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, I opened the window all the way, and there was a kind of click and grating sound. I tried to wind it back up and got the same grating sound but no movement. I've got the door card completely off but there doesn't seem to be any way of viewing what might be going on. I understand I might...
  18. how to open or close the roof of a 1962 giulia spider

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hello, we are owners of a beautifull 1962 giulia spider since the summer of 2015. We only drove it in nice weather, and kept it always dry with the roof open. Now it needs maintenance and has to be driven to a mecanic. Are there any movies available on youtube where one can see how a roof is...
  19. Mito QV line doors will not close when freezing

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi , have a new Mito QV line and twice now the doors refuse to lock when its sub zero outside. The unlock fine but they will not close for around ten minutes approx until the car heats up. My guess is back to the dealer but has anyone else experienced this !
  20. Water Pump Failure at 20k, a Close Escape

    Alfa Giulietta
    Today my 60 plate QV was booked in for a cambelt change. Unfortunately, on Wednesday I was driving home and the temperature gauge suddenly shot to hot as I pulled in to the apartment. I had it towed by the AA to the dealer (same I had purchased it from, Wessex Bristol), and guess what, the water...