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  1. At Last, Problem Solved

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have posted a couple of times about an issue with my GTV TS that no one either knew the answer to or indeed had suffered from. There was a loud screeching noise coming from my glovebox whenever revs went above 4500rpm and the heater turned to full cold. I eventually concluded that it was a...
  2. 156 Rear Suspension Rattle - Solved?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Evening all, Quite a while ago, I posted some issues that I'd had with the suspension on my 1.9 JTD. Basically, I upgraded everything on the front and rear suspension, including all new fixings, and to be honest I've never been happy with it. I bought the car on a whim on 100,000 miles, it...
  3. 166 boot lock bouncing - solved

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Over the last few months my 166 boot lid has been harder and harder to shut - it started to bounce, rather than clicking shut, when dropped - and eventually the lock would only catch if given a hard shove when already closed. So, this weekend I investigated and discovered that the remote lock...
  4. Cold Hard Run Problem Coluld Not Solved

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, (Alfa Romeo 159 1.9 JTDM 150HP-2006) There are lots of topics about cold hard run/start problem. I read all of them, tried suggestions but my problem not solved. A few years ago I post same topic, I thought the problem was solved, but the same problem persists. I really need help to my...
  5. 2008 2.4 cold start problem solved

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just putting this up for any one else with this problem. I have owned my car for two months and has always had cold start issues, it would start but would take about 5 to 10 seconds. After reading many posts I thought I would try the glow plugs first as my car is the later engine with the...
  6. 2.4JTDm, AC/Alternator Belt. [Solved]

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    There seems to be a severe lack of noise about this issue. ive had i kind of whine at high revs, like belt chirp for a couple of years now ive dealt with it and dealt with it, and since i have the week off its time for the ol' girl to get some TLC, ive spent most of the day in the garage hiding...
  7. misfire problem+suspension issues solved!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, I wanted to share information on the fixes I've discovered relating to the problems I've had over the last few months with my Alfa. The first issue was a misfire which caused poor idling on startup, poor MPG and very slow acceleration due to loss of power. Diagnostic codes related to...
  8. Interior lighting problem solved

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've got an early RH drive 147 and neither the glovebox light, mirror vanity light or centre interior light work. These lights are all on the same circuit and seem to be driven from the body computer. There's no fuse. Suspecting a faulty driver chip I started tracing and the lights suddenly...
  9. Over-reading external temperature solved

    Alfa Giulietta
    I searched and found a few related posts but none with exactly the problem I was facing... external air temperature had been reading a bit higher every day. I know it’s Spring here but this was ridiculous - 34 one day, 43 the next, 51, and then finally over 60 degrees (C) as you see in photo 1...
  10. Leaking returnpipe from turbo (Solved)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    After having the turbo out to check/clean VNT, i now have an issue thats puzzling med. Theres an oil-leak at the return-side of the turbo. (Has checked oil-feed line, which is totally clean.) There seemed to have been used fluent sealing when turbo prob. was replaced before i got it. Therefore...
  11. Spider window issue and service light solved!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Background: Spider 2007 Jtdm 2.4 Fitted a new battery, big spark then the passenger window would not go back up after it's little drop on opening the door. Went up OK on the buttons. Garage said probably software, normal reset method didn't work at all and the light was still on the dash. Had...
  12. Another 8C colour code query (SOLVED)

    Alfa Giulietta
    Just about to order a Chipex touchup kit for my 8C coloured Giulietta and wonder if anyone can clarify whether I'm ordering the right code? My colour plate under the bonnet says: ROSSO COMPETIZIONE 8C VR. 134 Glasurit / R-M So, would I be right in assuming that the code Chipex comes back with...
  13. Multiple electronic aid failure (solved)

    Alfa Giulietta
    Just thought I'd share the solution to a problem I just experience. I had just about every system flash up on the dash as failed. It knocked my abs of and DNA switch to name two. When I searched the problem online I read of expensive fixes in relation to failed steering position sensors etc. So...
  14. [Solved] Alfa 159 replace entire interior - How to remove roof headlining?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all I recently traded my loved GT for an 159 1.9jtdm saloon, doing a lot of miles now (kilometers in my country :biglaugh:) so comfort matters. The 159 interiors are in mint condition but they are the beige leather ones, including all the trims and linings in beige also. I would have...
  15. Mystery Noise - Solved

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi folks, I lurk here a lot but have seldom posted before. I thought this was worth sharing though. For the past few months my 159 has been making a strange rattling/clattering noise. It sounded like it was coming from the O/S front corner somewhere. I tried various things to locate the...
  16. Solved error code P0068/69

    Alfa MiTo
    Just for your information. I own one of the early Mito's 2009 Problem : P0068/69Map/Maf - Throttle Position Correlation C/P troublecodes.net The most frequent contributors to this code being set are large vacuum leaks as a result of cracked, broken, or otherwise collapsed vacuum lines...
  17. Breakdown - Oil on the floor (Diesel) ~ Solved

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Guys, Another day another issue. Just went to go to work this morning, reversed out of my drive, put it into 1st gear and it conked out. Tried to start it, nothing. No warning lights or anything, it ticks over but does not start. This is oil all over the floor, popped the bonnet and the...
  18. Rattle under bonnet - solved

    Alfa MiTo
    So, for the last few months, there started to be a noise when accelerating which I thought was engine ping (pre-ignition/detonation etc). It was mainly under load - high gears, so I though plugs, carbon buildup, engine fault? Except, that there was no performance issue. I guessed that if there...
  19. 147 acceleration hesitation\stutter while driving Solved.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys My Alfa 147 start with a random "hesitation\stutter" when accelerating while driving, the car would do this when trying to overtake or when trying to pickup speed etc... when pressing on the accelerator to increase speed etc.., the car would feel as if it was "over fueling" I thought...
  20. New owner - 'marish turbo "lag" - SOLVED

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello everyone. Compliments on a really good and useful forum folks - saved me a fortune so far !!. I wondered if this might be of any help to anyone who has the same problem as I had recently. I've had a 1.9 JTDM for 7 months now and covered 10,000 really quite enjoyable miles. She's done...
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