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  1. Spider second brake failure.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Has anyone replaced the brake pipes in their entirety? I am considering exactly that after the brakes completely failed again yesterday. The first time 2 years ago I ended up in a ditch. The pipes had rusted as they entered the bias compensator. Replaced everything and that was that, I...
  2. Crank bearings/bottom end failure (v6)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So, took my 159 into the garage today. Diagnosis is that it's a crank bearing that's gone. He says it's a big job, too big for him to want to take on. Anyone had this done before? How much are we talking? I realise it's likely to be an engine out job so that adds a chunk of labour hours right...
  3. GT 1.9 MOT emissions failure

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So, the Clover failed its emissions test today. Scored a 1.4 when the plate said it required 1.1 Do you think an additive would lower it enough? Also it failed because the system said it should have a DPF, but correct me if I’m wrong, GT’s never had DPF’s fitted in the U.K. It’s a 2009 1.9 GT...
  4. Motor control system failure

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Morning all. I'm having an issue I can't find any info on, I'm hoping you guys can help. I'm getting a motor control system failure message, but nothing is happening; i assume it's related to the crank sensor, but there's no cutting out, no loss of power. Strangely though, the driving data -...
  5. Vdc failure tip

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So I’ve had vdc failure warning for a while. I took car in for wheel alignment today. All four were out by a long way which messes with all sorts of stuff including vdc. I didn’t know rears had concentric adjusters either. Guy told me drive it for 10 miles ignition off and on and it should...
  6. Catastrophic spark plug failure - much help needed!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello All, Yesterday I purchased a very clean and pretty Red CF3 2.0 twinny in Cleethorpes! My second alfa spider.... The drive home to London went very poorly as a spark plug failed near louth. Failed as in popped the centre of the plug UP into the coil and then obviously lots of noise and...
  7. P1153 Code- EML & Motor System Control Failure

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Motor System Control Failure ..
  8. Engine management failure gt 3.2l v6

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys has anyone had a engine management warning on the dash with the cheak engine light on. There hasn't been and problems and the light is still there. Everything is running smoothly no leaks or anything. It's pretty cold in South Africa now so maybe a faulty sensor idk . If anyone has come...
  9. GPF failure

    Alfa Giulia
    Last Friday whilst driving my Veloce, I had the GPF regen symbol illuminate at just under 4k miles, closely followed by check engine light, car was running rough just as a diesel would feel during DPF regeneration. I drove the 10 miles or so home with no issue. Following morning the car wouldn't...
  10. Connection failure

    Alfa 164 & 166
    My 166 3.0 super -99 have an irritating electric fault. I’ve been troubleshooting for months. Windscreen vipers, electric windows and radio is’nt working. Have replaced fuses, relays and control units but no luck. Have been through eLearn and AlfaEcuScan but can’t find the source of the problem...
  11. Giulietta MA Turbo Failure?

    South Africa
    Hello to everyone once again, still see some names I remember:rotate: So, been out of car forums etc for at least 7 years and unfortunate events have lead me back. Long story short, have a Giulietta 1.4 MA bought brand new in 2012. Car been a dream, had all services and cambelts etc done at...
  12. MOT failure list....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So yesterday was the big day. After being stood for about 18 months my TS went it's MOT. The only "work" done apart from the airbag system was wiper blades, and reconnecting the feed for a relay I added to stop the battery drain issue. The list was, very small actually. Excessive wear on the...
  13. 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 ?
  14. Power Steering failure

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just had to flatbed it back home. Power steering failed suddenly while driving with smoke gushing from the back of the engine. Presuming that was its fluid being spat out all over the exhaust etc, but aint had a good look yet, but suppose its either pump or pipes.
  15. Alfa Romeo 159 "Airbag failure consult handbook"

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi there. So I have an Alfa Romeo 159 2.4 Lusso 2008. I have upgraded the stereo whilst keeping the bluetooth module and odometer is not flashing.:party: Originally my car came with leather heated and MANUALY controlled seats. I have put leather heated POWER controlled seats. Ofc, when I...
  16. Alfa 147 Motor Control System Failure

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi. İ own a Alfa 147 1.9 JTD 16v. The problem that İ have been getting the code PO237. This problem appears when İ drive my car more than 160kmh. After 160kmh the car goes on limp mode and the check engine light comes on. When İ stop the car and wait for like 10 mins the car resets itself and...
  17. Battery failure?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Today after a visit i wanted to open the car but only my side opened, my passengers where locked out. Played with my remote a bit and they al opened, then i wanted to start my car but it didnt and my displays strated to flikker and cut out and the car wont start. Tried to jumpstart it but that...
  18. Electrical component failure

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've recently had an incident where I have been driving and suddenly all the electrical in my gt 3.2l turn off such as speedometer; a.c.; display screen and all lights. If anyone has experienced this plz let me know so I can diagnose the problem. The car would still be on and driving will still...
  19. 159 Indicator and break light failure message

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My 159 often comes up with a warning message on the display when the lights are on; rear left brake light failure and/or rear left indicator failure. However, when the lights are checked both are working fine. Is it a diagnostic error or something more sinister?
  20. Indicator fault? Bulb failure light?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi there, I have a 2006 Brera and today the I got an orange 'bulb' failure' light on the information panel, accompanied by fast clicking sound when indicating. Also had a 'replace front left bulb' message popping up. Trouble is, that ALL indicators (and the other bulbs) are working perfectly...