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  1. Faulty door Lock

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    As mentioned elsewhere I've acquired a 2nd '01 TS Spider. Not planning to do to much with it at the moment, just make sure she's road legal and drive-able. Main issue at the moment is the fact that the passenger side door lock appears to be broken. It won't catch. I've taken the door card off...
  2. Faulty PCV?

    Alfa Giulietta
    I suspect my PCV (oil/air separator) may be faulty. There's random bouts of white smoke coming from the exhaust after I slow down, my fuel consumption is slightly worse and power seems slightly down. Previously, if I took off the oil cap, the car would run rough. However, if I do it now, the...
  3. Identifying faulty ABS sensor?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I've got an ABS sensor fault on the dash... The question is, how can I identify which sensor is at fault? I tried using an OBD reader with CarScanner app, but it doesn't generate any fault codes. Nor does it seem to show readings from ABS sensors. Also, are the sensors on just the...
  4. Wheel bearing faulty?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello guys. I have a problem with my '00 156 2.4 jtd. When turning sharp left or manuevering backwards with right lock, the balance weights of the front left wheel are hitting the suspension in the circled area in the picture below, and i am hearing a knock. There is no problem when turning...
  5. JTS new coolant temp sensor faulty

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As per title, I got a new coolant temp sensor. It is a FAE 33723 in a Cambiare box VE375006. I spent a bit of time ensuring it was nothing I had done but it kept triggering a management code described as "coolant temp sensor circuit A". I put the original one back in and all is well from the...
  6. Control unit faulty?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello Guys! Originally i had 3 airbag errors, after fixing the wiring under my seat i am left with the 2 following errors: 01 - Control unit faulty 24 - Wiring not recognised I've spend the whole evening googling but i cant find a solution.. My car is a 1998 Alfa Romeo 156 with a 2.0 TS...
  7. Faulty starter motor

    Alfa MiTo
    My 1.4 mito will not start? All warning lights on dashboard engage but absolutely nothing else. Could it be starter motor? Anybody any ideas or advice?
  8. Faulty Parking Brake

    Alfa Stelvio
    I recently had some fun and games with my Stelvio. The parking brake reported a fault just before I went on an errand. When I came back to the car I couldn't release the auto parking brake. In the end I had to call out Alfa Assist who managed to release it and followed me to Mangos in...
  9. 159 2.4 TI Saloon 57 210ps Faulty Engine ECU, options?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    As above, what options are now available? Can a second hand one be reprogrammed for my car? Are new ones available? symptoms car was idling up to temp for 30 mins and waiting for fan to come on, engine stopped, no error on dash, not able to connect to engine ECU, fuel pump not priming when...
  10. Stretched chain or faulty solenoid

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My idle fluctuates constantly and I can feel that the car misfires sometimes on idle. When I'm driving it feels good and drives normal. Checked the car in MES and I had a p0011 which is the exhaust solenoid. I changed both solenoids and nothing changed, it idles bad and the p0011 came back after...
  11. Garage telling me I sourced a faulty DMF

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all Just over a week ago, the clutch on my 147 Ducati Corse failed. I got her recovered to a garage who diagnosed a worn clutch and DMF in need of replacement. They ordered the clutch kit themselves, but their supplier wanted £700 for a DMF. I found one on partsworld-uk for £270 (genuine...
  12. Is my boost solenoid faulty?

    Alfa Giulietta
    2012 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Multiair. I'm getting a CEL at low speeds, but if I put my foot down and boost starts to build, the CEL goes away and the car accelerates, albeit slower than before. It also randomly dumps boost while I'm accelerating, making quick tss tss tss tss tss noises. After 4k...
  13. Faulty Lambda???

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello to you all. I have just joined the forum and already I think it could save me alot of time and cash - yipee. I have recently purchased a 1.6TS 147 (late 2002) and have developed two faults. The first very simple (and apparently common) windscreen wiper breakage, but the second is of more...
  14. Faulty Alfa 156 SW

    General Alfa Discussion
    I drive a 2001 156 SW, never had any problems with it. Filled up with petrol and 5 miles later it started spluttering then completely cut out. Now it won't start, all electrics seem fine (wipers, lights, etc), all fuses, electric connections and fluids seem fine. Any ideas... Just one thing the...
  15. ICS : Air Conditionair Faulty! Contact Workshop

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi Guys, I've got an Alfa Romeo 166 TS 2.0. But 3 weeks ago the air conditionair fan stops working on the Highway. :( I've checked all postible fuses en relais, but non is demaged or broken. Is it possible the ICS unit crashed or that there's some cable cracked? In this case; "where do i...
  16. 3 most faulty cars acording to Auto Bild

    General Motoring Discussion
    German car magazine Auto Bild has an annual 'prize' for the cars that their owners find the most faulty*. In 2006 the top 3 most faulty cars were: 3) VW Touran - most reported problems: Engine control, clutch and rubber seals 2) Mazda 6 - most reported problem: Rust in wheel arches. 1)...
  17. Maf Faulty,

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Would This Cause The Inlet Manifold To Bang And Crack It.
  18. Faulty ECU?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have recently been having wiper trouble with my 147 2.0 lusso which seen to cut themselves off when on intermittant and the only way to get these back working again is to switch the engine off which isnt ideal when your on the M1. Anyway its been in the Alfa Dealer who have run a diagnostic...
  19. 147 Faulty Windscreen Wipers

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I appear to have a problem with my windscreen wipers driving in the rain tonight i discover that if i switch the wipers off when the rain stops i can no longer switch them back on again when the rain starts again. The only way i can get the wipers working again is by switching the engine off and...
  20. Getting a refund for my faulty Brera?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Some people may remember a month ago I posted in this section about really bad reliability problems with my month old Brera JTD. Long story short it broke down 4 times in the space of 1,500 miles with the same problem, apparently related to 'the swirl valve'. management light coming on, loss of...