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  1. Giulietta problem - help with diagnosis

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all , I have Giulietta 1.4T 170hp 2016 , before 2 moths , I had several errors popped out , DST , ASR , ESP , Tyre Pressure not available. I took it to the garage , they did a reset to the computer, but after a drive it came back. The garage still don't know what is the problem. So any type...
  2. Help with diagnosis on AR159

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello, I have 2006 159 2.2JTS, manual. Recently I had problems with the dreaded engine light and the cam sync issue... apparently that meant to change the chain. I had some other issues as well. So I did change my flywheel, clutch, cylinder. Then did the whole shebang with the cam chain... new...
  3. engine fan diagnosis

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    engine cooling fan not kicking in as it used to. - fast fan comes on with air con, so fan itself is good - resistor seems ok, more or less short circuit. My meter struggles to measure resistance that low (label says it should be 0.18 ohms) - thermal fuse on resistor also seems ok. - thermostat...
  4. 166 heater diagnosis?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi all - need some help diagnosing a fault on the heating system on my 166. It's a 2003 3.0 auto. I've been running it for a year now and it's been fault free. However, today on a 4 hour round trip the heating would not blow warm air of any temperature on the outbound journey: - The blower...
  5. spider phase 2 plug in diagnosis - pipe capotte

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello, i would start to make same easy elettric diagnosis on my car (ALfa spider 2.0 TS 98) Now i need turn off air bag light. can you advice me cheapper solution with plug in and software. can somebody find pipes for alfa spider capotte, i want change it
  6. ECU Diagnosis Hardware / Software Required?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey all, Just trying to work out what adapter can be used to connect my 2005 147 1.6 Petrol to a laptop for basic ECU diagnosis (just got the 'Motor Control System Failure' message). Will any USB-KKL cable do the job? Like this? If not could anyone point me in the right direction? (without...
  7. Faulty MAF diagnosis, potential other issue?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Gtv V6 gradually broke down on Saturday afternoon, originally thought knackered coil pack or packs but its been plugged in today and the only fault codes relate to the MAF Symptoms were severe but intermittent misfire on 50%+ throttle eventually leading to refusal to idle and no throttle...
  8. Diesel Engine Diagnosis

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have a 2.4 which has been in my local garage for two weeks. The owner is an Alfa and Lancia enthusiast who has serviced my Alfa's for many years. The problem I have is that when cold or at speed my engine performs flawlessly but at hot tickover it splutters and sometimes stalls, which is...
  9. Engine diagnosis light.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi I have a 5 year old spider which is a truly magnificent machine. However the engine diagnosis light comes on at times. The owner book says I need to get garage assistance which I have done. On three occasions the garage have returned the car with the light out but it is just a Matter of time...
  10. OBDII Diagnosis interface buying tips

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys, I am preparing to buy a diagnosis interface for my 159, and I cannot get a good overview of my choices. I searched this forum, and I'm still not clear what should I get. Can you guys help me with this ? My requirements are: - Wireless connectivity if possible (Bluetooth?) -...
  11. OBD Diagnosis

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hello, If you are looking for a friendly Alfa Romeo diagnose machine, feel free to contact my german buddy, Oliver Gottman from Electronic-Fuchs. Excellent customer service.
  12. Diagnosis connector phase 2 spider

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Does anyone know where the diagnosis connector is in Ph2 916 Spider?I've looked under dash on drivers side, fuse box and inside the console on passenger side but can't locate it.
  13. 147 Spark 03 1.6P engine stalls while driving - HELP!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hello Folks, day before, engine wouldn't start when I tried to start the car after my shopping. It was trying to rev up but it seemed there wasn't enough power. there was also diagnostic was also throwing lots of errors including engine warning system failure, ABS failure etc. I thought battery...
  14. Help with diagnosis - please have a listen.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, I'm not certain what's wrong with my 159 2.4 Diesel. This video was taken a year ago but the noise went away - I thought it was the reed effect from a leaking exhaust manifold gasket. Cold start. - YouTube It's not power steering, alternator or air con - nothing driven by the...
  15. Error Codes Diagnosis

    South Africa
    Hi Guys, I need some help. 1997 Phase 1 2.0 Twinspark Spider Engine recently re - built, 2000 Km on fresh motor. Symptoms:- 1. Strong petrol smell at start up this morning. 2. Drives fine with full power and revs. 3. Occasional bad hiccup that recovers immediately ( 3 times in 60 Km ) 4...
  16. Possible fault diagnosis with 156 2.5l v6?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, After surging away from a set of lights a few months ago, the ol' beast has been suffering. As I accelerated, the car briefly juddered and the engine management light came on. The car continued to drive ok but I'm noticing a lack in performance.... Some of the other symptoms that seem...
  17. 159 knocking diagnosis help -stuck between garage & hard place

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, My 2008 159 JTDM is making a knocking noise from the front passenger side. It happens when trundling up to 30mph (worst at 20ish) over bumpy surfaces, which is basically all 30mph roads in England at the moment. Above 30mph it doesn't seem to occur or I cannot hear it, maybe because the...
  18. Break down diagnosis

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Yesterday my 159 1.9 diesel cut out at a junction and would not restart. There was a foul smell of burnt plastic. As it was a Saturday afternoon I could not get it taken to a garage so have it back at my house. I want to try and diagnose the problem before taking it to a garage to minimise...
  19. 2000 engine problem diagnosis

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi All I am progressing well with my Giulia GT rebuild and now have the engine out of the car and in bits on the bench. Just looking for a little help diagnosing the engine fault that made the strip down necessary. The engine was making a clacking noise and was chuffing like a train out of the...
  20. Diagnosis anyone? 147 mjet smoking

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I bought a car on the cheap with a suspected egr valve clogging. I have now stripped egr cleaned it and replaced, i also cleaned map sensor and replaced air filter. Now its still not performing, its not smoking on tic over its starts first time but i take it out and on low rev it struggles...