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  1. How Much Brake Judder is too Much?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All My 159 TBi 'judders' when braking at speed (not heavy braking), also the steering wheel shakes (rotational shaking) at the same time. Is the judder the anti-lock braking system or should that not be obvious unless you are really standing on the brakes? Is the steering wheel shaking a...
  2. Judder on start up

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi So I got Giulietta 1.4MA 170 QV Line just over a week ago. Love it!! I have a slight concern though, I park it facing down a hill, and when I fire it up first thing it seems to turn over fine, then after a second or so it'll judder, only for a second, then idle normally. Any ideas what...
  3. Alfa GT JDTm Low RPM Manoeuvring Judder

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, Brand new Alfa owner here. Love my new car, it's a great drive! Only issue at the moment is when manoeuvring the car using the clutch only generates a massive amount of shuddering through the car. A couple garages thought it was the clutch assembly, but having being prompted by the...
  4. 159 Sportwagon - Judder at low revs - 1400

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Guys, In the last month or so, my 159 JTDm (2010) has started juddering when idle - if I bring it 1400rpm. Also judders when slowly accelerating through the lower gears - I'm guessing as it generally passes through 1400revs. From doing some research, I've found that it could be the flywheel...
  5. Brake judder once then goes away!!!

    Alfa MiTo
    I get a judder when I first pull away and brake for the first time, It doesn't happen again after this initial occurrence. If I go up past 30mph ish and then slow it doesn't happen. I do have another ongoing issue with a speed sensor and the VDC/ABS/Hill start etc warning lights coming on. Linked?
  6. Weird judder

    Alfa Giulietta
    As the title suggests the car did a weird and strange shaking judder today on route back from my mum's. It was not a minor event and akin to the car nearly stalling out. The first time I was going up a hill, in D at a sedate pace and barely on the throttle. I was probably doing less than 50mph...
  7. 156 GTA SS judder

    Alfa GTA
    Experienced a violent judder from the back end whilst at a set of red lights. The car was in first gear and wasn't moving at all. It felt like someone had crashed into the back-end and that sent the pulse high, especially as my 3 month old was in the back in her car seat. It felt like a gear...
  8. Rough Idle and judder at low rpm acceleration

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Having just had the original injectors reconditioned after diagnostic showed high injector readings am finding the car continues to have a rough idle particularly when cold, white smoke when started in mornings and now a juddering at low rpm when applying gentle accelerator, seems to stop...
  9. Very unexpected.... plus an issue (obvs.) - Judder under acceleration

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So, in a very unexpected turn of events I part exchanged my 07 GT JTD for a.....07 GT Q2 JTD!! :surprised: :shocked::hehe: This after being adamant I was going to get something Japanese again, something much newer, rear or four wheel drive and absolutely positively must have four doors!! :ermm...
  10. DMF Replacement - or Worse?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I'm having a bit of fun with my 159 (1.9 jtDM - 105k) lately, and would appreciate a bit of advice before sending it to the garage to clean my bank out. I've been having a few issues and wonder whether they may be related or whether I should expect a more comprehensive job to be required: - I'm...
  11. TCT Judder in 1st/2nd gear

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hey guys, When my TCT is crawling in 1st or 2nd and I'm going through traffic in built up areas it judders like crazy, especially when braking and coming to a complete stop - it feels like it's going to stall (is this even possible in a TCT). Has anyone else ever experienced this?
  12. Rear wiper judder, caused by loose arm?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, not only has my rear heated screen stopped working this week (probably looom!), but the juddering rear windscreen in this rainy weather is driving me nuts. I'm also worried that it's juddering a bit too much and stressing the motor. I had a look today, and found a small bit of play at...
  13. Braking judder

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've recently noticed one of my brakes seems to judder under light braking - any ideas what might causes this. I went on a 250mile drive yesterday and it seemed better towards then end but still there. Almost like an uneven rim on a bike that catches the brake more at the kink. tia, Mike.
  14. 156 1.9 16v with SMF-kit clutch judder

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello! Last autumn the car had its clutch and flywheel replaced with a single mass flywheel and GTA clutch, also the left hand side drive shaft was replaced (JR). After this the car ran fine, no judder only miniscule vibration @2k rpm. Now Over half a year later the car has developed judder at...
  15. 159sw intermittent judder

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, For about 3 months now, I have experienced an intermittent judder. I have freewheeled and it does not change. The steering wheel shudders a fraction but not as much as I would expect if it was something wrong with the front. It has only happened on probably 10 occasions and it seems...
  16. Awful clutch judder in GTV with new GTA clutch/flywheel

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Afternoon :happy: I've recently had my clutch replaced on my 3.0 GTV (93k - original clutch) and for economical reasons (as well as many positive posts about it) I ditched my dual-mass flywheel and replaced with a GTA version and the clutch kit. The revs pick up much better and 3rd gear...
  17. 147 1.9 JTD 1st gear judder

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, Just wondering if somebody could direct me to answer to a problem I am having with my 147 1.9JTD Lusso. For the last month or so, my car has been very juddery when taking off in first gear. However, it only seems to happen when the car has been in use for about 30 mins - 60 mins. It...
  18. bad judder under acceleration--driveshafts???

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    guys sorry opening another thread about this issue but would really appreciate your opinion as i've never come across this kind of judder before. my new GT 1.9 07 has clutch and bearing done about 10k ago but has a bad vibration under heavy acceleration, doesn't matter which gear,as soos as i...
  19. Selespeed judder in slow first and reverse

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone, with my GT Selespeed I suffer with jerkiness/juddering when I pull away slowly in first or reverse, or if I'm crawling slowly in traffic in first. It's generally fine if I pull away with some speed (my normal way), and it is perfect through the gears. I'm actually a big fan of...
  20. 156 2.4 JTD clutch judder

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    so as the title says really, My new to me 156 2.4 JTD has decided to judder when pulling away, it didn't do it when i picked the car up last week, it started a few days into ownership. The previous owner said he changed the clutch and dual mass flywheel last year - any ideas?? Thanks Dave