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  1. Crunching noise when breaking Alfa 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Alfa Romeo 147 1.9 jtdm 2009 facelift Good morning fellow Alfa owners, I've got a problem and would appreciate if someone gave me a slight insight of whats happening. When breaking (not always) an evident crunch is felt from the break pedals as if there's some kind of distortion coming from...
  2. Repair, break, sell or crunch?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    99 phase2 V6 with 80k versus lorry at around 10mph Lorry wins. It's a total loss for the insurance of course, not sure exactly how much damage...
  3. car credit crunch?

    General Motoring Discussion
  4. Crunch! Just the under tray or exhaust as well?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guys, I was pulling into an unfamiliar car park in my QV, when I heard a crunch and a scrape. I looked back and there was a small (probably 2ft X 3ft) section of raised kerb, separating two areas. It was dark and I just didn't see it. I had a look under the car and the only damage I see is...
  5. Low rpm crunch

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So I've got a 159 2.4jtdm with an Alfatune remap and exhaust. It's had all the major work done ~7k ago, new clutch, dmf, water pump, belts and so on. Yesterday it started making a metallic crunching noise from the front end at low revs. I can hear it sometimes at idle (in gear and in neutral)...
  6. 2nd gear crunch when cold

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Sometimes, when starting from cold, there's a slight crunch when I change up to second gear. It doesn't do it when warm, or even after a couple of minutes driving. Is this s sign of needing fresh gearbox oil, or the start of a more serious problem?
  7. Crunch... sounds expensive....

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Turned right out of a junction yesterday in the Cup & heard "bang"... like I had hit a brick... turned around and on full lock "bang again". Inspected underneath & could find no damage.... drove VERY gently to the garage... Today on the ramp the osf wheel turns & we can hear a nasty noise in the...
  8. Crunch, Grind, Rattle

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have just noticed a very small, rattle that can be described as a crunch or a grind also, when my 147 Ti gears down from gear three to two, and gear two to one. It happens both in City mode and when shifting gears with both the paddles and the gear stick. Should this be something of...
  9. Selespeed actuator leak & 4th gear crunch

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    A bit of history: I have had my 147 for 5 years and have done 45k fairly trouble free motoring. Recently the car suddenly had selespeed failure come up. I was able to diagnose the problem as a sensor on the actuator (I already had alfadiag from a previous episode which turned out OK) so I bought...
  10. Crunch

    Alfa GTA
    Taking a corner too quickly, getting secondarily distracted, poor turning lock, running onto a traffic island, with no undertray... Still it could have been a lot worse. Luckily the main damage is a slightly broken front bumper, some plastic headlight washer connections and split power...
  11. Crunch Time - What next after Brera S - Help please!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Am currently having a battle of head vs heart. The reason this began is that i am beginning to get fed up with an average 24mpg from my GORGEOUS Brera S (Black 2.2) and will soon need some useable back seats. Happened to find myself at the Alfa stealer on Monday enquiring about 2.4 159's in a...
  12. 78 Alfetta saloon 2.0 2nd gear crunch

    South Africa
    Hi Everyone I having a huge issue when selecting 2nd on my alfetta, It scratches big time when gearing up or gearing down, I'm thinking that the syncro has gone. I currently have to sometimes skip 2nd and go for 3rd instead but it wont scratch when the car is almost at a stand still. I know...
  13. Selespeed crunch and missing gears

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I've got a 156 Sportwagon Veloce and the selespeed box has started to crunch slightly in 3rd and 4th. The other issue (slightly more important) is the car has started to miss gears. It can be fine for a week or so and then it will skip from 2nd to neutral, no warning lights come on the...
  14. 147 started jumping out of 3rd

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, had my 1.6 147 manual since July. The day I drove it home I noticed it crunched into third when revving fairly high and avoided third for most of the drive home... It still does it sometimes if I'm not careful but driving back up to Yorkshire from London on new year's day I noticed it...
  15. Alfa 147 Selespeed gearbox rebuild/replacement?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After my car failed its MOT the other day, the parts have been ordered ready to be fitted and retested when the MOT runs out on the 5th. The problem is, the gearbox has started to crunch when it changes into 3rd, either upshifting or downshifting, but only when the car has warmed up. I have...
  16. 147 1.6 3rd Gear Crunch

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    This problem is annoying me. Whenever I go from 2nd to 3rd I get a kinda 'crunching' noise, very unpleasant! Car is running fine, just this problem to sort. Could it be the syncro? Or is this usually a sign that the whole gear box is going? :cry:
  17. Selespeed 2nd to 3rd crunch

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have an 2002 156 sw 2.0ts selespeed and its started to crunch when changing up from 2nd to 3rd, its more noticeable when the engines warm and at higher revs and does not do it at all while the engine is cold, a friend has recommended that i change the ATF, and i understand that Tutela CS Speed...
  18. Rear end crunch

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've just had some dopey woman drive into the back of me :mad: was at pretty low speed but enough to crack the bumper on mine in a couple of places, smash her headlight and bend her bumper in. i'm hoping the damage is just superficial and a new bumper will sort me out. but i know these slow...
  19. Selespeed 156 Crunch problem (during winter only)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I have a problem with my 156 Selespeed (2001) where during the warmer months (Summer) everything works fine. However during the colder months the gearbox tends to crunch during gear downs. Depending on how cold it is, more gears crunch. Normally, it starts with a crunch from 3rd to 2nd...
  20. 147 3rd gear crunch

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just bought myself a 55 plate JTD and I did spot the crunch in 3rd before i bought it but at worst i guessed it'd need a new box. I can't decide whether its my clutch technique or not but on fast changes up through the box i'm getting a definite clunk as i get into 3rd - if i take it slowly on...