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  1. Rumbling/vibrating noise from front left wheel

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello all, After going over a bump, I noticed my 159 makes a rumbling or vibrating noise when turning left at 40+mph, and gets louder at higher speeds. I've read that it could be improper wheel balance or knackered bearings or all manner of other issues.
  2. PH3 Spider 2.0TS front shocks needed

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi All, Well, I was doing so well. Removed the front shocks from one side. Turret bolts came out without shearing. Spring compressed without tears. It wasn't too dreadful. However the new ones I had ready to fit are the Ph1/2 type with no bolt plate fitted for the PH3 anti roll bar links to...
  3. Giulia front doors

    Alfa Giulia
    I'm thinking about getting a Giulia Veloce but have a question for all those Giulia owners out there. I have seen the Clarkson review where he says Alfa have put the front doors in the wrong place and its not easy to get out. Is this Clarkson just trying to be funny or have any owners...
  4. Front wheel drive slap from launch / incline

    Alfa Stelvio
    Hi all, Has anyone else experienced this condition or understand what it is..? If you pull up on an incline with the front facing up hill, then hold on foot brake, sometimes when you release the foot brake and drive off there's a slap in the drive like it picks up and it's a very noticeable...
  5. Front indicator bulb removal tool

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi there, I'm looking for the part no for the plastic tool that comes with the car to remove the cap of the front indicator bulb holder. It looks like a mini wrench with a star drive end. All black plastic.(mine was missing when I acquired the car). It is usually found in the user manual wallet...
  6. Giulia QF front spoiler splitter.

    Alfa Giulia
    I have bashed my QF aginst a low kerb in a supermarket car park and damaged it, the carbon fibre split horizontally in the centre. I have checked the price of a new one, £2000. I may be able to get it professionally repaired for far less than that but am concerned it may be difficult to remove...
  7. Front dome lights not automatically turning on

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello, As the title says - the front dome lights don't turn on when the car is unlocked, and don't turn on when the doors are opened. The ones in the back DO turn on however. The dome lights themselves can be switched on using the switch, but other than that they don't do it automatically. I'm...
  8. G front brake discs- star bolts what sockets?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hu guys my new discs n pads have arrived I have been doing my own for years on my gtv and spider however first time on the guilietta so any tips welcome. I have just had a quick look and their are star looking bolts on the back of the caliper holder, I'm assuming these will need removing to...
  9. Help needed changing front seats

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi, need some help with changing the front seats in my Mito - can any tell me have to remove the plastic covers over the electrical connectors for the seats ? I just don't seem to be able to figure out how to do it and don't want to break them trying - I have removed the square headed pins but...
  10. Front brake discs

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    I'm looking to replace the front discs on my t/s. When I've removed the hub & disc from the car, does the disc just need to be pressed out from the hub as it's a tight fit. The workshop manual isn't clear at all. Thanks.
  11. Vibration from front end on 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Some time ago, after I'd had two new tyres fitted and balanced to my 156 1.9jtd 16v, 2005, 104k, I experienced a vibration between 70 & 80mph (Yes, not strictly legal!), which was similar to going over a corrugated section of road, like rumble strips, and could be felt through the floor, and a...
  12. 147 Q2 Sport Front ARB Bushes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys, I am going to replace the front ARB bushes on my Q2 sport. Do I need the "standard" bushes or the GTA ones? I thought the Q2 had the same ARB as the GTA but when I have enquired to someone selling them I'm told different. Many Thanks, Bertie
  13. G strut top bearing alignment. Hole in rubber to front or back?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hey all. Currently have car up on lift doing other work. Have bad tyre wear and just wondering if alignment of the hole on the rubber of the strut top mount to the front or the rear hole in the body will mate any difference. Mine ar both pointing forward. See image. Had a look at my brothers...
  14. Front bottom wishbones

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I thought I was being clever by refurbishing the GTV wishbones so I could fit them to the Spider and save time but 2 of the GTV ones have a notch out of the knuckle end presumably for clearance. The problem is that the Spider ones don’t so I’m worried about when I come to fit the notchless...
  15. 147 front caliper anti-rattle springs

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Mine have vanished, and the pads are rattling. When I changed the pads the new springs didn't seem to fit well, and clearly they didn't. I spent an hour today trying to fit new ones, the same Ferodo FBA526 as the pair that have gone missing. I've checked and they are listed as correct, but...
  16. Front USB just died

    Alfa Giulia
    Hey, This morning I discovered that my front the USB (in front of the gear level, bottom of the central console to be totally clear) has stopped working. I am using it daily for my Waze. Anyone knows what could be the potential issue and, more importantly, if maybe a new fuse somewhere is all...
  17. New Front discs & pads

    Alfa Giulietta
    So over the weekend I fitted a new set of discs and pads (Brembo) to the car. Now the actual brake response is better but the initial bite seems numb/soft. I do realise some bedding in is required so my question is how do you bed in your pads and discs
  18. REALLY bad front tyre wear

    Alfa Giulietta
    :disappointed: Hey all, I'm getting some really bad tyre wear on the front of the car. The inner front right, in particular, is bad - as you can see in the image. So, some background. Got the G - no obvious issues on any tyres. Dropped it on Eibach and B4s. 20mm spacers rear and 16mm spacers...
  19. 156 GTA Front wings

    Alfa GTA
    Was after some advise on the best and cheapest way to get rid of the rust on both my front wings. My local classic restoration garage has quoted me £2000 to repair the rust and re-spray the front end, what has everyone else paid for their repairs? As this seems alot. The other options is new...
  20. Front brake pads correct dimensions

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi,i intend to replace the front disks and pads,basically doubling the car value in one swift move. Trouble is,on EuroCarParts and CarParts4Less there is a difference of height,one says 62mm and one says 59mm. I have no idea which to choose,would all fit?or do i just go to the mechanic only to...