Alfa Romeo Forum banner


  1. Stability on hard acceleration

    Alfa Giulietta
    Just got home from a 550km trip to a family wedding in the south west. I had it in dynamic mode and sport on the tct for most of the trip. On a few occasions when in 3rd gear behind a road train I gave it a boot full and it started to want to track all over the lane. Not real good next to one of...
  2. 2.0 Diesel - hard start & EGR errors

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So I'm working on a 2010 Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi, I know it's not an Alfa but I'm on this forum anyway and it's pretty much the same engine as the 2.0 JTDM, so I hope you don't mind me asking here. The VX forums are very quiet unfortunately. I bought the car for a £500 with a snapped...
  3. MiTo veird sound on a hard acceleration

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi everybody, I noticed a weird sound coming from under the hood on a hard acceleration (under engine load). This came first last autumn and has been audible since then. Driving normally with smooth acceleration or car being stationary there are no abnormal sounds. Turbo's heat shield tightened...
  4. Back Wheels locking on hard break

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi! My 2012 1.6mjet Giu is locking the back wheels on i break hard and ABS works fine on front wheels. I've already replaced the break fluid (ATE SL6) and back rubber hoses but nothing changed. Any information/sugestions? Thanks
  5. Car judders/jolts under hard acceleration

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    When driving under hard acceleration (from about 4000+ rpm) my 2.0 tspark will judders/jolt and the ECU light will come on for a couple of seconds. The ECU is not storing any codes so I don't know what could be causing this to happen. She drives fine around town, it's only when I put my foot...
  6. Cold Hard Run Problem Coluld Not Solved

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, (Alfa Romeo 159 1.9 JTDM 150HP-2006) There are lots of topics about cold hard run/start problem. I read all of them, tried suggestions but my problem not solved. A few years ago I post same topic, I thought the problem was solved, but the same problem persists. I really need help to my...
  7. Dash cam hard wire

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, I’m contemplating a dash cam and wondering if anyone has hard-wired one yet? Would be good to know how you routed cables and where you added an earth connection. Would presume it would wire into the cigarette lighter fuse.
  8. 156 TS hard knocking from front

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Although it just passed the MOT, the TS has an occasional hard knocking sound from the front. It's not a bush or ball joint. I spoke with the tester about it and he has the same opinion as I do. We suspect the front anti roll bar links foul on either the strut lower horseshoe bracket or on...
  9. 2.4 JTDm Hard coolant hose, no hot air

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello everyone, I'm kind of in panic mode as no local Alfa experts really know what is the problem my Brera is having. I want to find a solution (closure in worst case scenario). A month ago my engine suddenly hit maximum temp according to the gauge and as a result my head gasket got cracked...
  10. hard to find plug for 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have recently had my front bumper repainted. I removed it myself,and accidentally broke this yellow plug, which is attached to the front wings and is used for screwing the bumper. I've searched everywhere, but I couldn't find something like that. Furthermore AR, doesn't give it as a spare...
  11. Found black hard pipe inside sunroof of my 156...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello. Recently I opened the sunroof of my 156 few times and found there is a black hard pipe came out near driver side which moved forward together with the sunroof window. And then I could take it our easily which the pipe contained grease (see photos). Does anyone know what it is and will it...
  12. Hard startup 1.9 Jtdm 120hp.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi there, I am new to forum, i hope with your help i will resolve my problems. My car is a manual 159 1.9 jtdm 8v 120hp my 2007 and 210000km on the clock. dpf physical removed. Everytime at the first start, engine is starting only after 4-5 tryes or more and when it start a cloud of black...
  13. Fitted my hard top finally

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I bought a 2nd hand hard top had it repainted and new leather headlining to match my new interior. I could not find any trim bits to cover the hook brackets as they are nowhere to be found anymore so my trimmer made some up. Thanks to Alfaspiderserie4 on here I found the parts needed to fit it...
  14. Hard Knocking Noise

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I am sure this has been on here before but hopefully someone can help, I have a GT which has developed a hard knocking noise from the passenger side front wheel. If I go over the dreaded speed bumps there is no noise but if i hit any other undulation like a man hole cover on the passenger...
  15. Hard brake pedal on idle rpm

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have 156 2.0 JTS (2002) and it's my first alfa. For sure soon i need replace all break pads and maybe break discs. I think there is problem with breaks at idle speed of engnes ~850rpm the break pedal is hard (same like engine would be off). When i push rpms to around 1.5k rpm all become good...
  16. Burning smell after hard braking

    Alfa Giulietta
    Just had someone's dog run out in front of me tonight, luckily only going slow and slammed my brakes on and didn't hit it, abs kicked in for a second or two. Got moving again and had a really strong burning smell in the car, drove for a few seconds then stopped and turned off heating and the...
  17. Hard Remain or Soft Remain?

    Poll Room
    If there was another referendum would you go hard or soft ? :lol: Hard Remain = Euro, Schengen, red passports, no rebate, full federalised future in Europe. Soft Remain = What we had before.
  18. With all the moans about hard plastics.. read this..

    Alfa Giulia
    So Autocar has a review of the VW TROC. All the dash plastics are hard. Oh no you'd think, since the Giulia (and Stelvio) have some hard plastics lower down and were subsequently criticized for this, you'd think Autocar would be all over this faux pas.. but no.. this is what they say...
  19. Noisy and hard steering

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi everyone, developed the same issue as many of us have had with our Alfa's. Noise coming from the steering when turning the wheel. It is there when standing still and get louder when turning. I have changed the reservoir last month as well as steering pump yesterday. Have put in green...
  20. 147jtdm 08 stalling and hard to start !

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, ***** 147 jtdm 2008 turismo, 70,250 genuine miles, have owned this car for 3 years now and I have had no problems during this period ? Up until a couple of days ago ! After driving from cold start for around 10 minutes, the car suddenly stalled at 30-40mph ! And the MCFS flashed -...