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  1. P1173 PRA autoadaptation parameter (additive) nightmare....

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello I am hoping someone more experienced than I will see this post and be able to guide me a bit. So I recently acquired another 2.0 TS and have hit some running faults having now done 600 miles in it. It was really rough when cold but once it has idled for 5 minutes it was driveable. Fiat...
  2. GQV 1750 Cambelt Nightmare - Desperate!

    South Africa
    Hi 3 - 4 months ago my Giulietta went in for a cambelt change,she went in a 100% car but came out a complete nightmare. Grossly underpowered, if you try to drive hard then the check engine light comes on - P0240, if you put her in D and accelerate then immediately the check engine light is on -...
  3. Air bag nightmare

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    While removing the air bag in my 159 (to get the metal trim out) I have managed to break the connections on one of the cables which runs to the back of the air bag. This cable seems to provide the power to the steering wheel controls and I also have an air bag warning light in the dash. I have...
  4. Nightmare

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    A little while ago I asked about a high pitched noise when accelerating which later turned out to be an exhaust manifold leak and stud missing or in cylinder head. Car has been with an Alfa specialist since yesterday. Got call earlier saying turbo etc has been removed to get access but not...
  5. Alfa 156 2.4JTD NIGHTMARE!!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello All, This is more a moan than a request for help although any assistance and advice is helpful. I've been running my 2001 Alfa 156 2.4JTD for nearly 12 months now and after an initial honeymoon period of superb driving I believe I’m am now experiencing the common Alfa reliability issues...
  6. GT 1.9 JTD TURBO Nightmare

    South Africa
    2 weeks ago while overtaking on the highway smoke came out of the exaust and started to make a very loud "siren" noise and lost all the power , hardly reaching 2500 rpm. indeed it felt like the turbo went... The turbo was noisy before, but the power was there, and at the time I decided to wait...
  7. nightmare!!!!!!!!!!!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all hope some of you can help, I have just taken an alfa 166 v6 and put it into a gtv tried to start it today pressed the fob and the immobiliser light went out and the keycode light went out but it does not turn over, not even a click from the starter solenoid, there is power to the...
  8. Nightmare day !

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Evening Folks, Just had the day from hell and now looking for any advice please. I have a 04 Gt JTS and enroute to taking the hound to a specialist vet 120 miles away my cambelt snapped. My own fault and should know better after owning 3 Alfa's before ( many moons ago a lovely Sprint Veloce...
  9. Wiper nightmare

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, My drivers side wiper blade seemed very `slack` so after looking it seems the black plastic fixing bracket behind the scuttle has sheared. Does anyone know where the best place is to get one or maybe even know the modle/reference/part number so that i may order one online? is this a...
  10. Alfa 147 Nightmare

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I live in regional queensland ,Australia. Thats first Problem, Second is I own a car no-one knows about around here. Also Alfa is reluctant to help any mechenic sort my car out and want me to tow it 700k's to nearest dealership. So I was driving my 147 selespeed on a short trip away, on...
  11. Gearbox nightmare

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Hi Guys, Im having my gearbox re-built at the moment and we have hit a big problem, Im in need of a double ball race which sits on the pinion shaft and runs on the bearing in the intermediate sandwich casing. Heres a picture of mine incase none of that makes sense........ Im after new...
  12. ecu nightmare

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hopefully , I am just coming out the other side of my most recent nightmare. My gtv went into limp home about 2 months ago now and no one seemed to be able to diagnose why. The fault code was for a knackered throttle body motor. This was replaced but the fault wouldn't clear and the new ( second...
  13. Nightmare

    Northern Ireland
    Got home yesterday about 5 and parked the car.went to move it about 9.30 and the battery was flat.had it on charge for 12 hours and the ***** still won't start.think my love for Alfas will be short lived
  14. my first alfa has been a nightmare :(

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    just going to have a rant on here as im so gutted and anoyed with my self for not getting my first alfa looked over before i bought it...... bought my 2001 156 2.0ts sportwagon almost 2 months ago now and in this time i have drove it for 3 days :( almost as soon as i got it my other half said...
  15. The nightmare is over!! The Bella is back on the road with a

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    She's back!!! :D Man, the stuff I've been through to have this sorted.. First of all BIG kudos to Days MK, David and his crew are simply the most fantastic, dedicated, professional and swift team of mechanics I have ever met in my life, and I am not just saying it, they will have my complete...
  16. Alfa gt nightmare start

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After a year alfa owner enjoyment, my gt start getting problem, such as turbo hose, clutch , brake etc but those all common fault, but now I really need help please. My gt passenger side door fell down last week and I knew its only the pin broke and I do some research though it's may just cost...
  17. Dealers a nightmare what should I do....

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi everyone Not sure where to put this on the forum but i need some help.... I brought my 159 in the 3rd week of April from an Alfa dealer in the west midlands (I won't name names) and since I signed on the dotted line they have been nothing short of a nightmare. I had to wait for the car...
  18. 3rd Gear Nightmare - not going into at all in high revs and crunching in low revs!

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    Hello, My 147 gearbox is giving me absolute dramas! I can't engage 3rd gear at all and if I do (usually in very low revs) as soon as I put my foot down, it spits it back out. I've heard it may be anything from just clearing the end casing in the gearbox out to have a look at synchro's when...
  19. Garage nightmare

    Alfa MiTo
    Had my car in the dealers today for a new heater motor and some rattles, they've replaced the motor and ordered a pair of rear shocks? I asked for a collection/ delivery as i start work at 6.30 and finish at 4.30 so can't get to the garage when they open and it's several miles away so can't drop...
  20. Nightmare of a car

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just as last winter, as soon as the temp went to zero, my GT diesel stops working. I tried to keep it ticking over each day and still the bettery had went when I tried to start it; giving me all the ABS failure, ESR system failure. Tried to get the bonnet up to get it jump started and the red...
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