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  1. Getting a refund for my faulty Brera?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Some people may remember a month ago I posted in the Brera 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...
  2. Faulty central locking or not??

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Advice appreciated please guys. About 6 months ago the central locking started playing up. When I unlocked the car, the locks would drop down but then unlock again. The passenger door pin would not move.I had to unlock the car by manually unlocking the passenger door lock so this pinpointed the...
  3. faulty brake lights

    Alfa 155
    my 8v has developed a strange pboblem with its lights, when i break all my lights come on and when my lights are switched on the brake lights are on permenantly. has anyone got any ideas on the cause.
  4. Faulty Transmission ALFA 166

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi everyone, The automatic transmission of my 1999 alfa 166 2.5, runs only on safe mode (3rd gear only) with the transmission witness ON at all times, I changed the transmission oil, but no sucess... Just wondering if somebody has the same problem, and how to repair it thank you. :lol:
  5. Faulty Wipers/Rain Sensor?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi, anyone out there had any experience with rain senseor activated wipers going haywire on them; either seizing up mid-sweep, (cracking fun as you close in on the back end of an artic throwing off spray) only to reactivate after about a 10 second pause; or by having no rhyme nor reason to the...
  6. Faulty Fuel Gauge Fixed 3 times!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Has anybody else had a problem with faulty fuel gauge readings in their GTV? I've just collected my GTV for the 3rd time and it's still not fixed. What is wrong with this dealership!? My car is still under warranty (38,000:100,000). The first time they "sanded down the contact points" which...
  7. Faulty door handle

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi... My passenger door handle (external alloy) has just mysteriously stopped working :( From the outside I can manually lock and unlock the central locking with the key, however, when I press the knob to open the door nothing happens! I've searched the forums and not found a common problem...
  8. 166 Faulty Drivers Side Window

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi All My drivers side window sometimes will not come back up although goes down with no problem. I have fitted a new switch set, so its not that. When it does come back up it is smooth with no rubbing or catching, therefore i do not think it is catching on anything. I have also noticed that i...
  9. Faulty rear wiper motor

    General Alfa Discussion
    Long shot, but nothing ventured..... I have a 147 1.6 2001 Lusso. My rear motor is working fine, but the water is not coming out of it. I suspect it is clogged up somewhere, but I cannot unclog it. I am either looking for: 1. Somebody who can repair for a fixed fee, either local to cheshire /...
  10. possible faulty batch of 3.2 V6 in GTs

    Alfa GTA
    I am in Brisbane Australia and have had an isolated no 3 big end bearing failure at 7000km (May build I think). I am pushing for a new engine but the Australian importer is reluctant. Anybody have a contact or email address at Alfa Romeo, Italy who might take an interest. I understand this is...
  11. How to repair a faulty fuel gauge ?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Driving this morning, my fuel gauge moved suddenly from half tank to empty, and warning light is always on. I try to refill the tank, but it didn't work. How can I check the fuel gauge sensor ? Where is the sensor installed and how may access to it ? Is it dangerous to manipulate the sensor...
  12. Faulty brake lights..

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Can anyone help? - got an intermittent problem with the brake lights on the GTV - only found this out when a friend was following me this weekend.. seems that the brake lights only come on when braking hard - when gentle / normal braking the lights aren't coming on.. Anyone know what’s best...
  13. Faulty petrol gauge

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Can anyone help me with a faulty petrol gauge on a 2 Litre GTV, year 2000 16 Valve My garage says there is no diagnostic test. There solution appears to be to change parts until they find the problem, £300 so far and possibly in excess of £800.00 . I cannot believe that there is not some...
  14. faulty brake lights

    Alfa 155
    Help me please b4 I lose it big time! Brake warning light,in center pannel on all the time goes out when brake peddle pressed .brake lights flicker briefly when peddel is applied & thats it. :confused: have changed bulbs, cant be fuse(can it?) bad earth? . have a tow bar fitted will check...
  15. Faulty speaker

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My driver door main speaker has stopped working. Noticed the bass sound and balance had changed last night. The speaker in the door handle is still working so Iam hoping its a loose or broken wire to the main speaker not a problem with the main system output.
  16. 156 V6 - Faulty red key - LED stays on and doesn't unlock doors

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    When I try to lock or unlock my car with one of my two red keys, I briefly press the button on the key and the LED on the key comes on and stays illuminated. The car does not lock or unlock. After repeatedly pressing the button, it is possible to extinguish the LED. I then have to press the...
  17. Faulty water temp sensor symptoms

    Alfa 155
    Hi guys, can anyone tell me what symptoms I could expect if the temp sensor is faulty ???? My car has always had an unusually high craving for fuel. The emissions test at the last 2 MOT's have ruled out the lambda probe (which I have replaced anyway when it was faulty). My car seems a little...
  18. Faulty electric hood

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My spider's electric has stoppped working. When you press the button it completes stage 1 of going down but fails when trying to open the lid of the rear compartment. Has anyone had any trouble with this before?
  19. Faulty Brake light switch

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Anyone else experienced this? Came home the other day to find the Spider with brake lights on,despite car being locked up and stationary! Some how the contact switch pin on the back of the pedal had stuck on.Unfortunately by the time we spotted the problem the battery had discharged,and meant...
  20. faulty spider speedo

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    you could check if there is a signal in the speedo wire .. if you had an oscilloscope that is wink
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