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  1. Giulietta Power Steering Fault After Battery Change

    Alfa Giulietta
    Morning All. I have a 2011 Giulietta 2.0 Diesel Veloce, after getting a few Alfa owners to look at my car and getting hold of an OBD scanner, I still can't clear the fault. I have a power steering fault, hill holder fault and DNA is not working. I've tried to clear the fault with the OBD...
  2. Loss of power but no warning lights

    Alfa Giulia
    Yesterday the car suffered a significant loss of power. Started up cold and immediately when pulling away it just wouldn't pull. Not like limp mode but there was a definite loss of power. It initially sounded like it had dropped a cylinder, quite a gruff noise but that cleared. Anyway this...
  3. Power steering whine

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I've was reading a old thread here and the topic was power steering and how the reservoir needs changing if there is a whine sound. Well my 2006 Brera 2.2 has a whining sound if I pull the steering wheel full circle either way. It has the red Dextron III fluid in it which I was told leave...
  4. Low battery power warning?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have had a Low Battery Power warning come up and thinking it was caused by the ill fitting positive clamp, I made a better connection. However after having done so, I had the warning again. As I've fairly recently bought the vehicle, I don't know how old the battery is, so is it possible that...
  5. Power steering fluid leak?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi All, I noticed earlier this week that the 166 was making strange noises on full lock as Mrs G was turning the car round before heading off to work. Sure enough, I checked the fluid level today and it is very low (only just reaching the bottom of the dipstick). So I guess I have a leak...
  6. No power after 4 k RPM

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi! I have a 156 2.0 ts 16v. I got it around 2 months ago. Everything was in pretty good condition for a 21 year old car. The thing is that it was driven 3000 km in the last 2 years so when I got it the engine was weak. I thought nothing about it since I know that happens when a car sits for a...
  7. 2.0TS loss of power

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I've got a 1996 GTV with the CF1 2.0TS engine. It's developed an issue where it loses power when it gets up to operating temperature. When it's cold, it accelerates fine, but once the engine is warmed up, it loses power. Eventually in 1st gear it takes 4-5 seconds to reach 6k rpm. Foot to...
  8. 1.6 diesel power steering issue

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi All, My daughters 2010 1.6 diesel has developed the dreaded power steering failure! at the moment it resets if it is turned off and then back on, I recently bought her the car from a garage where it had sat around for a good six months. my first thought is the battery, just had a look and it...
  9. DNA always defaults to N upon power up. Can this be changed?

    Alfa Giulia
    I rarely drive in any other mode than D. But every time I switch off and then power up, the selector is in its default N position. Can this be overridden so that the last used mode is remembered upon power up (in my case D)? I know it's a small detail, but would love to know if this is possible.
  10. Scary Loss of Power

    Alfa Giulia
    A weird and scary thing happened to me the other day... Cold morning, just set off from home and waiting to pull out on to a busy 'A' road. Saw a gap in the traffic and endeavored to pull out - No Power!! Car crawled to the centre of the road with cars bearing down on me Engine still running but...
  11. Diesel power chips not remaps

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Has anyone tried the power chips do they work at all and their stated benefits such as acceleration and torque?
  12. Power steering

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, I have my first technical question regarding power steering in 159 SW, it looks too heavy for me, maybe its just me as i drive company VW daily where steering wheel moves like a feather, I realize that alfa weights alot, but i believe it should operate a bit easier, When i drive slowly...
  13. Loss of power

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all. I was driving this morning into work and my 159 2.4 JTDm decided to go into what felt like limp home for about 20 seconds. The same thing happened this evening pulling away from some lights. Any ideas would be appreciated I do have a P0111 fault (AIT issue) that I'm waiting on a MAF...
  14. Power loss on motorway

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Yesterday I drove to Prescott for the hill climb ,a two hr mostly motorway run , my 07 1.9 diesel as usual ran beautifully cruising at about 80 . On the way home all was well for the first 5 miles or so until I felt a little hesitation while traveling at about 40 mph it only lasted a couple of...
  15. 155 1.7 TS 8v missing power

    Alfa 155
    Hi, I have 155 1.7 TS 8v which i've owned since 2011. It has never been a very fast car, but for me it was always acceptable. However, lately it feels like it's missing some power. I runs smooth, no hicups or so, but even at 100 km/h in 4th gear with full throttle, it won't accelerate as...
  16. Power wire to ICS always live?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I am installing a voltage conditioner to stop the ICS getting over voltage, however the wire I believe to be the main power feed, Brown with a white stripe, is always live. Any ideas as to which other wire could be used? The problem with the radio has gone with the conditioner fitted, however...
  17. MiTo JDTM - Electrical wheel power lost

    Alfa MiTo
    Hello to all, I have been wandering around this forum since I bought my first Alfa, 2 months ago, but without any needs for assistance. The time has come. Fyi, mine is the JDTM 1.300cc 85PS Distinctive model of 2013, Diesel, with 59000khm. As I started today, and run for 300mtrs, electrical...
  18. Power steering

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Is the pressure regulated in the pump or rack on a 147 ? I've got fluid running out of both steering rack boots so looks like it's over pressured.
  19. Power steering warning

    Alfa MiTo
    I have a Mito 1.4 Multiair 2012 and as I pulled into the car park at work this morning the "Warning check power steering" text flashed up and the steering became ridiculously heavy. There has been no knocking, banging or any steering issues leading up to this. I only do 8 miles to work and back...
  20. Ignition and Air Con Power Source For Fan Install

    Alfa GTA
    Howdy. I'm putting in a new lightweight fan and alloy rad and the fan kit control module needs a power source which goes on with the ignition and one that goes on when the air con starts (air con clutch) Any ideas on the best place to tap into these?