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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone, Been trying to chase down a slight, hollow knock felt through the driver's floor when driving over uneven roads. Local Alfa mechanic has diagnosed 'soft' engine / gearbox mounts but from the threads I've read here, and given the list of suspension components replaced in the last 12...
  2. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Heading along the road yesterday i heard a strange noise something snapping or breaking. steering was pulling left and knocking under breaking, strange noise when turning which i later discovered was the right front wheel rubbing on the inner arch. first i though a spring had collapsed but...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Need to change the clutch rod pin due to worn threads that keeps me from tightening the locking nut. What's the easiest way to do this, I'm having difficulties loosening the pin from the clutch arm. Is there a locking washer I can't see, or does it just pop off?
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Novice seeking advice.. Probably best not to embarrass myself trying to relay all the info that flew over my head today; Pic 1 shows what happened Pic 2 shows the diagnosis from National Im thinking it may be best to overhaul the whole lot whilst its in the open, any advice, ideas...
  5. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi there, I have discovered that the plastic linkage rod between the door lock and lock mechanism has broken. Does anyone who is breaking or has broken a Spider / GTV have one they would sell me? Many thanks Rufus
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all, the inevitable has happened and the plastic joint attached to the windscreen wiper linkage rod has snapped. I am having a nightmare trying to locate a replacementand I can't see why I would need to £200 plus on a whole new unit plus motor as the garage have suggested. I have read a...
  7. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Here is how I converted a set of 33 rods to accept ARP 3/8 UNF bolts. Im not going into details of basic workshop practice here, if you don't have any experience doing this kind of thing I wouldn't recommend trying this. Tools needed: 10mm Chucking Reamer "Q" Chucking Reamer Tap holder 3/8 UNF...
  8. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi there My S2 has really heavy steering, has anyone changed their track rod ends - apparently they seize. Is it a difficult job? Thanks as ever.
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    These are my selespeed stats for my 2002 147: Self-calibrated clutch closed position, mm;32.088 Self-calibrated PIS spacer closed pos., mm;12.180000000000001 Engagement position, mm;11.172 Selection position, mm;24.220000000000002 Clutch pressure plate stroke, mm;31.962000000000003...
  10. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi Guys Has anybody out there got a rear suspension panhard rod for a 1987 Sprint / 33 please? I was changing the rear shocks on the Minari and as I lowered it, the racing jack was on the beam axle, it slipped off the jack and settled on the panhard rod causing the panhard rod to bend!!! :cry...
  11. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi all, recently changed shocks to Koni fsd and after doing this a suspension noise occurred. its like a link rod of the ARB but the seem to look good! the car has only 15,000 miles. i even changed the shock to the OEM ZF ones again to check if coming from them! but it aint in my openion the...
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Got TRW axial/tie rods for 156. Would love to know what the yellow poly washer and metal washer that slightly encapsulates one side and edge of poly washer. Myself and experienced friend changed one side and left them out as the one fitted from factory didn't have them. They look like they...
  13. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Are they the same part left and right? Need to get a new one off fleabay, just wanted to make sure they are not handed.... By the way, incase you weren't sure - I hate track rod ends :mad::mad::mad: What a shyte design. How you can have a threaded item that you can't stop rotating is beyond...
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    OK so I have a new mystery problem for the GT .. My driver side track rod end is kaput so I ordered a new one through my local garage, It was fitted and the rod end is too short so I can't track it properly and is toe out. I went to my local alfa garage and ordered another set .. again they...
  15. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys i ordered some gtv track rod ends, before i bought them i email over reg and card details and had the response that they were for my car, so ordered and arrived. the only issue i have is on the box it say 2.0 fiat coupe and they look a little different to my originals. i email him saying...
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, I’d appreciate some advice on where best to buy a replacement master clutch cylinder push rod pin. That’s part no. 9 in the pic. This is the 2nd time this part has failed so if there’s an upgrade to the original anyone knows of, I’d appreciate hearing about that too. Cheers C
  17. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, Reading the guide on how to adjust the clutch road seemed straight forward but I do not have AlfaDiag and I cannot find a version or get a licence. Is it possible to carry out this procedure with FiatECUscan. If so can anyone give me some pointers on what a parameters I should be using...
  18. South Africa
    I need to replace my right hand side outer tie rod ends and the Partquip equivalent TR1514 is not appropriate. Is there a way to recondition the old ones and where in Cape Town?
  19. Alfa MiTo
    Hi Guys, Well due to the lovely weather we have been having i have sadly bumped my car into a curb :cry: and no before you say i wasn't "drifting" or being clever it just slid and as i turned into the skid and held the wheel it bumped the curb at a funny angle and bent the inner tie rod at the...
  20. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all after taking the car to a suspension specialist, he figured i needed new track rod ends. No dramas , but when the rod ends turned up it seems they not fit properly in the hub. He thinking old rods was wrong size and have damaged hub. Do i need a whole new hub or is there an easier...
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