Alfa Romeo Forum banner


  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Right I've ordered a pair of Genuine Alfa Handbrake Cables. This'll be my 3rd set I think since getting the car in 2007 (2001 car). The previous 2 were aftermarket and the current pair are Pagid. The driveway is on a slope so they've done their job, but they hang a bit low so Iam wondering if...
  2. Alfa MiTo
    I recently bought a 2014 sprint 0.9L MiTo and have noticed when I don’t drive the car for a week (this has also coincided with cold weather between -4 and 4 degrees) the car takes a while to set off. I take the handbrake off and find the biting point but the car doesn’t set off for a good few...
  3. Alfa Giulietta
    My Giulietta passed her first NCT earlier this month. I had servicing done last month at the dealership in Dublin. Now, I'm sitting in the car the past couple of minutes trying to figure out how to get the hand brake to stay up, so I can go into my workplace. The release button isn't clicking...
  4. Alfa GTA
    Hi, after 3 years without an Alfa, i’ve bought a 147 GTA. Absolutely love the car. Got a small problem, one of the bolts securing the handbrake handle has come loose and fallen out. To put a new bolt in does the exhaust and heat shield need to come off?
  5. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hello, can anyone help me with a handbrake cable question please? There is a ferrule that fits into the left hand brake caliper (i.e. the 'midway' caliper on the brake cable's route). Does this ferrule go on the handbrake side of the caliper, or the side nearer the second caliper, or doesn't...
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Im due to replace the left side Handbrake Cable today and was wondering if there is a decent write up/guide I could take a look at before I get stook in? How would one go about tightening it up once installed? Thank you in advance
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    On my 147 both handbrake cable clips and screws have snapped, meaning that the cables are now just loosely dangling underneath the car. I've already had a go at fixing them back up, but the original mounts were welded onto a metal sheet right next to the fuel tank. The only way I could see to...
  8. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I know it’s not unusual to have a gtv/spider fail an mot with handbrake issues. Part of my mot fail was due to the above, thing is my slides slide beautifully, pistons turn back in an easy manner, calipers not that old, new pads sanded before inserting, pad pins perfectly in piston, cables are...
  9. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Help! You know those jobs you start thinking they'll be straightforward...? I set out to tighten up the handbrake using the adjuster mechanism. When I looked closely at the adjuster, the brass cog had completely stripped so there was no way to turn it without getting close to the shoes. So, I...
  10. Alfa Giulia
    I was under the impression that this comes on automatically when in Park. It doesn’t appear to and I wondered does the light on the lever/switch always light up when it’s on? I did it manually. I checked in Settings but can’t seem to find settings for Electric Brake.
  11. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, So I have my MOT due next week and have noticed that my handbrake isn't quite up to par. It feels as if only one side is working, and not very well either. Is this a common problem? is there an easy fix for it?
  12. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    A little worried, Whilst reversing out of my parking slot at work during the recent cold spell, the handbrake appeared to be stuck on, ( temp was well below zero). Managed to free it by moving backwards and forwards and thought nothing more of it. Have used the car a little since but I now...
  13. Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    I am curious if the vented rear disks on the SZ ES30 make the handbrake any better than on the Alfetta, GTV6 or 75 ? If so is this a viable way of upgrading the hand brake on the lesser 116 cars? It seems to me the solid rear discs flex a bit when the handbrake is applied, as it only the inboard...
  14. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi! Does anybody know what’s the diameter or other specs of Giulia handbrake adjuster (star nut)? Does it happen to be same on old Volkswagens? Mine has broke and I think 30€ for a new one is quite steep:grumpy:
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all The old girl just passed on the OS handbrake efficiency so thought I'd take a look. Whipped the calliper off and removed the piston, it was a bit tarnished so gave it a good clean. Turning the armature the cable attaches to by hand seemed smooth enough and the coarse worm thread the...
  16. Alfa MiTo
    Hi Guys ,my handbrake cable snapped on my on 60 Plate Mito 135 T MA Veloce yesterday.Whats the best way to access at the handbrake end ,Ive removed gaitor cover and the 3 nuts at the arm rest and taken this off but cant see anyway any obvious way to get the trim off so I can get in to the...
  17. Alfa Giulietta
    Has anyone else suffered from a sticking handbrake release button on their G? Ours just started doing it today. The spring is fine but the bottom edge of the button is catching under the bottom of the hole and preventing it from coming back out on occasion. Its one thing after another Lol.
  18. Alfa MiTo
    I thought it was my rear spring/shock but it's definitely my handbrake cable screaching whenever I get in and out of the car (noise stops when I've got it pulled right to the top). Is this down to a lack of grease or will it need a new one? :)
  19. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, Since a month now, I noticed a weird squeaking sound which seems to be caused by the handbrake? To reproduce I parked my car, put the handbrake on, open the drivers door and while seated 'jump' up and down with your butt on the seat and presto a squeaking sound can be heard coming from...
  20. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Parked up tonight. Pulled up on handbrake and with a pop it went all the way to the top. I live on a hill and it seems to be holding, but left in gear as a precaution. I'm guessing one cable has failed. Big trouble?