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  1. Mito 0.9 Twinair - failing to start after battery reconnect

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi All, I am new to these forums, from the UK, so I appreciate any help you might be able to offer. My 2015 Mito 0.9 Twinair (105bhp) will not start. for about two weeks I kept getting an intermittent Engine management light appear along with "start/stop unavailable". This would either clear...
  2. alfa 159 failing clock after battery change

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    hello after a battery change that took more time than expected, the time indicator on the display is flashing and the menu knob does not seem to work. Any suggestions? thnx Dirk (Belgium)
  3. In-Car Microphone Failing

    Alfa Giulietta
    Since about a week ago, anyone i talk to when i'm in the car has commented that there's some interference when i talk. They've said it's not crackly but almost like distortion when you turn the volume up too loud on cheap speakers. Given it's all built in. Does anyone know the best method for...
  4. Failing to stop after an accident

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I pulled over yesterday to answer my phone, I didn't want to talk over the Bluetooth. While stopped a woman, guessing around 60ish reversed into the side of me out of a perpendicular space. I got out and she looked like drove around in a little circle, I thought to try and stop and see the...
  5. 2.4 210 Thermostat Failing Or Just The Weather?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, coming to work this morning, short 10 mile run and the temperature gets up to 90 but not as quickly as usual, doesn't go over that, ever. But at the end of the run I'm stood in a queue of traffic on tickover for 5-10 minutes and notice that the heater isn't chucking out as much hot air...
  6. Alfa 156 2.5 v6 failing mot on emissions

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey, Any advice would be very much appreciated. MOT time for my 156, had a load of work to do such as brake pipe, cv boots, front discs, bit of rust etc... Got all that done, then failed on emissions, details below details below for second fast idle: CO limit 0.2 actual 0.18 pass HC limit 200...
  7. Failing MAF?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, It's been 6 months since I had quite a bit of work done on my little 147... It's an M-jet 16v :) Anyhow, after all the work was done I was told my EGR and MAF needed replacing, and as I didn't know better I had a genuine EGR fitted but due to supply issues at the time a Delphi MAF was...
  8. Curse you alfa for failing on me!

    Alfa GTA
    Blooming alternator failed today and left me, the wife and the dog stranded at the roadside. Guess thall be another £5-600 quid under the bonnet! Breakdown cover knew from the off that i had a dog on board and the smartarse recovery driver wouldnt take dog in cab. He wanted me to put the dog in...
  9. Start / Stop - Failing to Re-Start

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello All! Recently my 2.0JTDM Giulietta's start stop has been cutting the engine as it should, and if I depress the clutch it restarts as normal. However, if I'm standing for long enough that the car chooses to restart itself, this restart fails and the car continues to try to restart, but...
  10. Throttle potentiometer failing - replacement from?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    So, I'm selling the 166 3.0 Super, which has rewarded me by throwing a fault on the throttle potentiometer (from a code read last night), which has sprung the injection light on the dash and is causing to to drive nastily. My usual supplier can't get the unit. Where's best to source the...
  11. Steering wheel buttons failing.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 156 facelift steering wheel buttons are slowly dying. The first was the volume down button which occasionally wouldn't respond and is now dead. The volume up button decided to go on the blink and then died too. My car has an aftermarket Blaupunkt stereo and connects2 integrator for the...
  12. 159 2.4 JTDM failing to start

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Not very mechanically minded, so just looking for some help before I pay for the RAC to come out. 159 2.4 JTD not starting: 1 - All electronics/lights/radio come on when the key fob is inserted. 2 - Press the start button, nothing, a faint clacking sound from somewhere in the engine as the...
  13. Alfa Romeo Mito Warning lights/engine failing to start?

    Alfa MiTo
    I attempted to start my 2011 Alfa Romeo Mito this morning and was greeted by the engine making an awful racket along with its failure to start. The amber injection system warning light stayed on along with the oil pressure light which remained on until i removed the key. I've checked the oil...
  14. DMF failing on 20V - How long have I got?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm pretty sure the DMF on my 20V is on the way out. The intermittent symptoms I have had for a while are now permanent. With car ticking over in neutral I get a vibration and audible rumbling noise at around the clutch biting point. There is no noise when the clutch is either fully up or...
  15. Car cutting out / power failing

    Alfa GTA
    Hi all - been a while since I posted an 'help, my car is broken' thread, but here we go -- On my way home, sat in traffic, I had the car 'cough' on me.. except it was a power cough rather than fuel.. three times it 'glitched' and almost died, but just recovered itself before it did.. the lights...
  16. Failing cats

    Alfa GTA
    Just wanted to know people's experience of failing/failed mid cats. Does it increase the sound if the car in a bad way. Mine sounds nasty and seems to be coming from the centre cats. Last time I looked there was no blowing but the noise as got worse. Will report tommorow as I am swapping them...
  17. Why does my ABS ECU keep failing?

    General Alfa Discussion
    I know this is a technical issue but seeing as most Alfas use the same ABS system I didn't want to hide it away in the GTV/Spider section... I've now gone through two ABS units in 18 months. The original one and the replacement I had fitted. Both times it failed with the following error code...
  18. Failing DMF and clutch symptoms.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I am just back from holiday towing a small caravan for 1500 miles. A "clunk" noise has developed when changing gear, it feels like there is play somewhere, but I don't know how a DMF works if this could be the problem. If so will it get worse? The clutch is not slipping. I hope someone can tell...
  19. how would a twinspark reacted if the plastic waterpump was failing or sliping??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    just trying to find out if anyone had this problem and how the engine, temperture, collant reacted?
  20. 147 diesel failing to start

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My missus called to say she couldnt start the 147 1.9jtd this morning Ive had experience of ford and citroen diesels relying on glow plugs heavily (changed them every 12 months!) but what else to look for on the 147? She did, when i drove it the other day, have a warning about water in the...