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  1. Cloverleaf - Dead Starter Motor - Earth Cable

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, Just wanted to share the following - for those who suddenly experience the following symptoms on 2010 Giulietta Cloverleaf (manual transmission): 1. Dead engine starter motor, not turning at all 2. Rest of the accessories work well (locks, lights, air-con-fan, radio, etc..) 3. When...
  2. Where to fix an extra earth lead

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I’ve seen it plenty of times, but damned if I can find it in a thread. I want to put an extra lead from battery to engine, Grahameo gave advice as per in the attached photo, but the only possible lifting eye that a 30cm cable will reach to us what I’m pointing to in the other photo at the front...
  3. Earth on QV

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi, My Mito has a bad earth connection somewhere. I suspect it's the one that grounds the battery to the gearbox, But are there a earth between the engine/gearbox and the chassis?
  4. Dashboard Earth ?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Dashboard Earth Location ? DASHBOARD EARTH C015 Being right hand drive I thought it would be right under body computer but could not locate it. Can anyone tell me where it is ? eLearn says Nero (Black) as colour code so there must be one big black box there !
  5. Earth strap 159 TBi

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Occasionally the engine won't turn over when starting. It seems like all power is gone. If I wait a few seconds and try again the engine turns over, starts fine and no further problems Then the problem can be gone for weeks and then occur again. I have checked the battery poles for bad...
  6. Rear lights out - troubleshooting advice wanted

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My Alfa 159 SW does not glow a couple of visibly unrelated lights: 1. 3-rd brake light 2. Both of luggage compartment courtesy lights 3. Tailgate courtesy light (which is mounted on the lid) I've checked the bulbs and fuses - all good. I've tried to find earth on the connectors - nope, they...
  7. ‘84 Spider Earth Straps / timing chain

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I’ve been helping a friend with his Spider. It’s got a bit of a chequered past... trying to get it to run a bit better. What engine earth straps should there be on an ‘84 Spider LHD? Where should I find them? I’ve had a look from above, but can’t see any. Also, the timing chain is rattling...
  8. 147 radio static noise - bad earth or faulty radio?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My brother just picked up a 147 1.6 TS - which incidentally had covered 67,000 miles since its last cam belt change! FML. He had it transported to an Alfa specialist about an hour away and the mechanic noted that the belt still looked fine! Anyway, he's had all that done and we've been...
  9. Earth strap cleaning.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Finally got round to doing the earth strap between the battery and body this morning. Pictures tell the story. Looks like my earth strap is fairly new and the terminal at the body end is copper. Time will tell if it actually makes any difference!
  10. Earth straps 159

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, can anyone tell me where the earth straps are located? I can't see any except the battery to earth one. 3.2 engine if it makes a difference
  11. Earth point

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Can anyone tell me where the earth point is for the left hand rear brake light/indicator cluster? Mine has stopped working. Alfa 159.
  12. Ecu earthing harness earth connectors

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Need advice please . Starting with the engine harness , there are 2 connectors 1 with multiple wires joined together middle of harness and 1 black at the rear . correct me if i am wrong , the multiple wire connector is attached to the front bank head (right side if your looking at the engine)...
  13. Earth points at the back of a 156 engine bay?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys, I am trying to resolve an airbag light issue. I understand one of the key faults is bad earths. I have found the earths at the front (near the headlights, battery and gearbox). The diagram I have shows two points floating in space at the back of the engine bay on either side. I have...
  14. Heater fan no longer working after short to earth

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    in the centre console there is a pink wire that comes from the heater switch, this earthed to a loose earth wire and now the fan no longer works. It is not fused, has the fan died, or the switch?
  15. Battery Earth Lead

    Alfa GTA
    I want to replace the battery earth lead and install a quick release connector. Can I use two separate leads instead of the Alfa one which connects to the body and then gearbox? If so any ideas of the length required?
  16. Throttle body earth connection

    Alfa GTA
    Can anyone be bothered to snap a couple of pictures of the connection to the throttle body? Mine is missing and it's a real wonder how the thing managed to work so far.
  17. TS ecu earth screw

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    What do you do when you drop it down the back of the engine? First time: crawl under and retrieve it Second time: swear a lot when it doesn't fall through then wonder if they are on eper or ask nicely ... Does anyone have one going spare? Little torx screw ... HELP!
  18. Dodgy earth? Or alternator dying?

    Alfa GTA
    This morning the GTA threw up the 'low battery voltage warning' whilst driving. Took the car home, checked battery voltage at 12.5V with engine off. Fine. But only 12.1V with engine running. Checked battery terminal connections and earth leads on back of plenum and side of engine block, nipped...
  19. Earth Issues

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    hi there I have a 2007 Alfa 159 2.4. Have had all the usual earth problems under the bonnet and cleaned all those about a year ago and again now. But my error i am having is the relay for the headlights is not always ticking on immediately. I replaced it but no difference. And when it does...
  20. Google Earth co-ordinates vs Garmin

    The Technology Section
    Maybe I missed the memo where everyone else seemed to know this - but the format for entering Long/Lat co-ordinates into Garmin is different from the format displayed by Google Earth. This is not good. It's particularly not good in that the different format does NOT mean that what you enter...
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