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  1. Alfa Giulia
    I hadnt driven the Giulia for a while and the other weekend went out in it. I got to hear a slow moving rotating noise which I thought was a slightly corroded disc, which should clean up. But no it didnt so yesterday I drove the car to work with more stop start and slow manoeuvring. It then...
  2. Alfa 164 & 166
    Im keeping a close watch on my sole, red key for my 166, with occasional cold sweats. The cost of duplication appears prohibitive. If I lose it, are we talking anything beyond a change of barrel and door locks? For some reason I am sure I read somewhere that I have to have the ECU changed? What...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I have just picked up my first Alfa its a 147 2.0, I got it cheap as they where told it needs new gear sector cables. The AA has put a clip on for now, will it need whole new cables or can I get new parts and just replace the worn/broken bits? I think it the gear box end. Thanks Ed
  4. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Dear Members, I recently bought the following radio: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Quad-Core-Android-5-1-1-Car-DVD-GPS-for-Alfa-Romeo-159-Sportwagon-Spider-Brera/32707155274.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.0.YfRfmj it works like a charm. The problem is that it sits lose in the bay. On every side...
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I need to change the battery because it's been giving me problems for the past few months - taking a lot to start up, shows up immobilizer if you try igniting with the lights on etc, and I'm afraid to do it myself or have a mechanic do it who doesn't know about the immobilizer code. I read...
  6. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi all, I pulled off the cover to the main panel to replace the fog light switch (broken face plate), only to find the lose wire as shown in the link. There is a white clip on the side of the plug and a black clip lower down this wire. I cannot see where it goes. Any help much appreciated.
  7. Alfa Giulietta
    My steering wheel feels like it has some slight play, in so far as it feels like it may not be flush against the boss unit. This is apparent when on a rough surface or going over a speed bump etc. Could the bolts work lose? it's only slight but noticeable and enough to spoil the drive. How...
  8. South Africa
    I usually shop around annually for the best quotes on things like insurances, medical aid and all sorts of other monthly expenses to try and curb overspending where possible. I have recently been quoted around R1000pm less by King Price when compared to my regular Outsurance quotes. Now I am...
  9. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hello, I own AR 159 1.9JTDM 2005 production year, 290k km(about 180k miles) on the clock for about few months and dint have any problems. But few days ago, about 1-2 times in a day i got instant power loss, turbo gauge needle did not move at all(no boost), car wont go above 2100rpm. But no...
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello everyone, back from the test station with the wife's wedding prezzie 147 with a fresh 12 months ticket on it. Had to replace the entire front braking setup to cure an imbalance but we've done it. Now on to thinking about sorting the more niggly bits with the car, chief among which is the...
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 2007 147 blackline has for the last few weeks been having intermittent problems with brakelight failure / right light failure, and sometimes when I signal right, the indicator double clicks as if that has failed as well. It is only intermitent Anyone else had this problem?
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, question is whether tyres, even though they have a fair amount of tread on them (3-4mm) can just get old and lose their grip? Have had tyres on the back for just over 2 years and 33k. They used to handle perfectly in the wet but now I can feel a slip/struggle for grip around certain...
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, under the engine of my 147 is a large plastic engine cover, one of the bolts has sheered off and someone has just cable tied the cover back on. So tonight my dad is going to try and weld a nut on and try and get the bolt out. When disconnecting the battery, will I lose the radio code...
  14. Alfa Giulietta
    The Italian market Veloce has the Turismo lack of bright finish around the windows and there's a still from Fast and Furious here with a red QV and it has black wheels and no brightwork.
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, just had brake/clutch fluid changed, DOT4, and now for some reason when I am braking, say coming up to a junction, the brakes seem to lose efficiency and the car fails to stop. The brakes are fine when I stamp on them i.e. emergency stop or hard braking at slow speeds, but when...
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, been out of alfas for a while but can't shake the bug so got myself a 2001 156 2.4jtd veloce. Needed something cheap and relatively nippy so ideal. Been great so far but its bucketting down with rain today (in Highlands) and I drove through a very big puddle on n/s. The revs dropped and...
  17. ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi, I just purchased my first Alfa, i now know there seems to be an issue with the cheap aftermarket JVC stereo the previous owner decided to replace... himself. Basically, it seems to be badly wired so every now and then, the speakers on the drivers side decide to crackle, fizz and even go...
  18. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi all, the gear knob on my spidder has come lose and its very annoying ! Can't she how to remove it to tighten up, or how to fix it, don't want to twist it and damage thus anyone know how to thighten it up, ot take the knob off to tighten after if that makes sence :confused:
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Will I lose my warranty If I change from a selespeed to a manuel. Will my after sale warranty company cover some costs?
  20. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Dear All, I have a problem with my ALFA 156 JTD, when you accelerate over 3500 rpm my car suddenly turns off, when my mechanic check the car said it was a problem 191 Sensor pressure regulator or pressure, if anyone can help me thank you in advance.
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