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  1. Snapped door handle fixed in 3 minutes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The only thing I don't like about this forum section is that the photos aren't displayed and for that I have to go to the "Images" lounge (or pay to become a member) :thumbs: Anyways, as I know a lot of you only search the "147,165 & GT" lounge when problems arise, here's a little quick guide...
  2. Dreaded CODE Light - Fixed

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Helped out a friend today with a non starting 156 V6 Sportwagon. On both keys he was getting the CODE light. He managed to get it home using the 'tapping on the throttle' method. After consulting the 'search' function here I worked out it was probably corrosion on the 'Code Box' connector...
  3. Rear end rattle fixed

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have had my car for 3 years and it has always had a rattle at the back on the left side, especially over rough ground and speed humps. Sometimes it is loud like a suspension knock, sometimes it is quieter like a loose cable or bit of loose trim. I have had the car up on blocks a couple of...
  4. One problem fixed and then.......squeak!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    After a week of replacing the V6's top hat bushes to address a sticky gear change, of changing the spark plugs and cleaning the throttle body, repairing the air intake flexi hose, I decided to take it for another spin, just to make sure everything was ok with the world....and the rear decided to...
  5. I fixed my 159 with a 3D Printer

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I lost one of the rubber bushes that pushes the bootlid up when you press the badge or key, probably knocked it off while loading/unloading. So I printed a new one! Images: 159 Boot Pusher Upper - Imgur It's printed in a rubber like stock (actually polyurethane), pretty much as squishy as the...
  6. 156 Aircon fixed in a jiffy

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Took my sportwagen into Autolusso yesterday as the aircon system would not gas up at the last service. Ned has a new bit of A/C diagnostic kit which identified the leak in moments, a good used pipe was sourced off a breaker and fitted, A/C was then regassed all within a couple of hours. It was...
  7. poor washers fixed

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So. Windscreen washers have been poor to say the least After some investigation and taking wipers and covers off found the pipes are all brittle. 3m of red 4mm silicone pipe and 1 t piece later its like a water jet again. Easy fix. 30 mins :-)
  8. SDF's Sierra Alfa Alfa Bravo Thread (ADF get your username fixed!)

    General Motoring Discussion
    FAF's Sierra Alfa Alfa Bravo Thread (ADF get your username fixed!) The young un's looking for a Saab to replace his MiTo. Let's help him out! Saab 9-3 1.9 TiD Vector 2dr Bargain! :thumbs:
  9. Brakes Fixed

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    For all of those who have been suffering the same symptoms:- 1. Good braking on the freeway, but no final "bite" when needed in an emergency. 2. Cold, low pedal pressure squeal that goes away when the brakes afre warmed up. Bleed your brakes! I followed the two patterns available on this blog...
  10. anyone ever fixed a gt window switch?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys Iv found this company on ebay that sell the gt window switch then buy your broken one off you. But im wondering if they fix it then sell it back on. If so has anyone ever fixed the switch or know how to. Mine has stopped operating the drivers window but operates everything else totally...
  11. FIXED...... Mille Grazie all! 156 doesn't shut off

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Chris155 Here is a follow up on my 156..... I replaced all the Red relays in front of the battery as I felt they work at a pretty high temp and they are 16 years old now and 235,000 km used. The car is fixed!!! I really want to thank you guys for your assistance. I learned a ton about the system...
  12. Alfa 146 will be fixed

    Introduce Yourself
    Joined AO to share my experiences and learn from others. Had this one 6 years and previous 155 for 4 years. Won't buy any other Brand, tried others but like what this one says on the Tin.
  13. fixed

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Her majesty's 159 has had it's clutch, DMF and slave cylinder done all for about £988. Rather pleased with Palmer and Philips, nice good old honest boys who do a lot of Alfas. Next stop - discs and pads
  14. Fixed the gtv today

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My last post before christmas i mentioned that my project Gtv lost 4th gear. It has takenover a month but today i finally fixed. As expected from the alfa workshop link, 1 tiny fragment of swarf was causing all this hassle. A few tiny fragments of instant gasket was stuck in there too...
  15. What fixed my tailgate rattle

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Got the GT a couple of months ago and it had an annoying tailgate rattle. After reading the forums found it was a widespread annoyance and tried a few of the suggestions to sort but nothing got rid of the noise. One day when holding the tailgate when opened I noticed a very slight movement made...
  16. Headlight washers fixed, for a fiver.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 'new' 156 had the classic fault were it drained its washer reservoir over a couple of days. After doing some reading it appeared the valve for the washers was leaking and siphoning the water out. Thought I would fix rather than isolate the headlight washers. Solution below, worked a treat...
  17. How I fixed the boot rattle in my GT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys and gals, after a few months of putting up with the annoying rattle noise coming from the boot of my beloved GT, I decided to investigate... From a few threads here and my own detective work I found that it was coming from the small spring loaded stoppers in the boot lid (one on each...
  18. Front Left Brake Judder - Fixed but back again

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all - I've read a few threads about seized brake calipers on here and this was my diagnosed problem a month ago. Honeymoon over with the Mrs and back to the judder gradually returned. Not as bad but constant judder under braking, notably light braking. The brake is definitely seizing as I'm...
  19. Brera 2.4 idling - fixed!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    After getting my brera the idling was a bit lumpy, it seemed to drop and then something kicked in to bring it up again with a bit of a judder thrown in too! This was happening when it was cold and up to temp. It had an EGR fault when i first plugged the laptop in, so I cleaned that (packed with...
  20. 2.4 Fixed (Almost)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So I have been having a bit of trouble lately with cold starting (especially after the car has been sitting for 2-3 hours) and the whole white smoke thing and a rough idle. I then had a problem 2 weeks ago with my turbo pressure dropping when at full acceleration in 4th,5th and 6th gear. So the...