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  1. 156 selespeed gremlin

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I picked up a '00 model 156 2.0TS selespeed last wednesday and knew it was coming with gearbox gremlins. Runs fine except it beeps at me when i get into second and wont let me go into third for a bit ( It normally stops when i back off the accelerator). Could this be the selection sensor? it's...
  2. GT - italian gremlin's strike

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Are you sitting comfortably ... then we shall begin.... Once a upon a time I had a licence plate lamp warning light appear, this I thought would be sorted by a bulb replacement when it was next taken to my mechanic aforalpha.co.uk. Problem was before it had a chance for a visit I noticed one...
  3. 156 2.0TS Cooling Gremlin

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Cooling fan doesn't come on when the engine is getting too hot. The problem appears to be with the sender / sensor fitted in the radiator - the contacts have been cleaned and I can make the fan come on when the engine is hot (> 90 degrees) by wiggling the connectors. Can the unit within the...
  4. latest gremlin

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    after a short (7min) drive, i stopped at the garage, went to restart my new best friend, hmmmm, refuses to go from N to 1st, try again, into first then straight to N, this happened 3 times on the third go, i could hear it try to repeatedly engage 1st on its own! turned the car off for 5 mins...
  5. electrical gremlin on lights

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys And Girls I've got an s reg 156 2.0ts and its developed a problem with the lights only the o/s headlamp dipped beam comes on when switched on then if you flash onto main beam it wont switch off if you switch the lights off the headlamp stays on til you disconnect ther battery i have...
  6. Electrical gremlin help!!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, The rear brake and taillight bulb blew on my 156TS, after i replaced it, it has been on all the time, ie with ignition switched off, lights switched off, the only way i can turn it off is to remove the bulb, i have tested the wires in the connector and there is one a yellow with red stripe...
  7. 156 interior light gremlin.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    ok, got the car back from the bodyshop today, had my accident damaged rear quarter sorted, and had my drivers door re-aligned, as it was tilting outwards towards the top. now i find the interior light by the drivers side rear door will not go out with the rest of them. drivers side rear door...
  8. Alfa Control center gremlin?!

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Hi! I have bought second hand Alfa 75 1.6 (1991) and I have small "problem" with Alfa Rome Control panel. I have read on the net that they are known to light up with no apparent reason so I'm not sure is that the problem. What happens is that when I push the break paddle the "Brake pad, brake...
  9. Rear tail light gremlin

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Guys, Another irritating niggle. A while back the lighting system warning light lit up on the dashboard. A blown fuse or bulb I thought. A thorough check indicated that all external lights were functioning. On closer inspection, however, I have now noticed that the rear offside tail light glows...
  10. Selespeed gremlin caught my....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After many happy years with my 1999 156 sele I am now victim of the selespeed gremlin , yesterday it skipped 4th gear and went from 3 to 5 ... in City mode the same story. Next saturday my brother will hook up Examiner and do a recalibrate, but he fears that a part inside the gearbox is broken...
  11. 164 heater blower-nasty gremlin at work!

    Alfa 164 & 166
    :rant: The heater blower on my 1996 164 Lusso only works if the front fogs are on (which means also the headlights). Local professional (supposedly) auto sparky did not have the foggiest (forgive pun). Anyone any ideas? Does it sound like control panel printed circuit fault, or module fault, or...
  12. First gremlin! ABS light on!

    Alfa 164 & 166
    So, I can now join the "Gremlins Club of Alfa" since the ABS warning light came on yesterday. I suspect it has something to do with the heavy rain. When it lit up the cruise control turned off immedately, apparantly some safety feature. After stopping and "re-booting" the car the cruise was ok...
  13. My first gremlin,

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My new alfa (98 Manl 2.0 156) has been driving well and have had no problems. UNTIL, Hadn’t driven it in a few days then last night went and picked up a mate 10-15 min drive parked it went for a walk for say 10 mins come back and it will start and rev to about 1100 which is normal for my first...
  14. Rear fog light gremlin

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've just noticed this week that when I turn my lights on at night, my rear fog lights come on straight away, as I turn on the headlights. They go off when I press the rear-fog button, but something somewhere is making them come on automatically when I switch on the normal dipped headlights (and...
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