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  1. Power Steering Fluid Recommendations Please!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all, I need to replace my power steering fluid. At the moment it’s clear no colour. Is this normal? Either way it’s getting changed. Its a 2001 Petrol Manual 2.0L T-Spark 147. Can anyone recommend which fluid to get and the volume of capacity since it’ll probably be flushed out? Many...
  2. Brera steering wheel play

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Anyone knows what could be the issue here? Ive got alot of play in the steering wheel (about 1cm :O) when driving striaght, ive so far replaced inner tie rod ends on the steering rack, upper wishbones without any improvement. The car wanderes on the straights like im driving on ice, terrible to...
  3. Superior handling sacrificed in MY2020?

    Alfa Giulia
    I am closely monitoring the news about the MY2020 Giulia as I'm about to buy a new Giulia Q as soon as it will be available. So far, I'm satisfied with the infos revealed, however today I found something that really scared me. I was reading the Quattroruote article with google translate and the...
  4. 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...
  5. 156 GTA Steering Rack

    Alfa GTA
    If you had bought a used steering rack for a 156 GTA, are there any identifying features you could look for to confirm it was indeed a 156 GTA rack as opposed to a GT or 147 rack? I would have tried to measure the rack ends but they seem to have fused with the track rod end... I presume there is...
  6. 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...
  7. Giulietta steering wheel in a mito?

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi, I quite fancy a steering wheel with red stitching to match my red seats. I've noticed the Giulietta wheels with red stitching are more common than mito ones, and from eBay photos look to be the same, but has anyone actually tried it? Happy to swap all my trims, buttons and airbag etc over.
  8. Harman Kardon, Seats, Steering Wheel and other options

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi all, I've been saving manfully for the last year and will be looking into a QV in March when the MOT on my old banger expires. I've currently narrowed down the search to post MY18 cars as I want Carplay, but the other 3 options I'm unsure about. I've had a couple of test drives and haven't...
  9. 147 Wood steering wheel and gear knob

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    First time post but long time user. Impressed with the level of peoples knowledge. Any way, I have now completed my steering wheel and gear knob swap and now have available for sale the limited edition? wood steering wheel and matching gear knob. I dont have enough posts to post in the...
  10. 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...
  11. Alfa 166 steering wheel

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hello guys Has anybody tried to fit a steering wheel form 147,156 or GT to 166 with multimedia controls? Are all 147,156,166 and GT using the same steering wheel with airbag,multimedia controls etc. ? Please share anything you know
  12. 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...
  13. Steering Wheel Replacement with newer version

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all I have a 2010 Cloverleaf and the previous owner wrapped the wheel fascia around the buttons etc but the wrap is peeling. Will a newer style steering wheel be a direct fit and can ?I use my current air bag in the new wheel. Pic1 is my current wheel (not the actual) and pic 2 is the one...
  14. Does the Milano come with heated seats and heated steering wheel?

    Alfa Stelvio
    Can Milano owners confirm that their front seats and steering wheel are heated? I just bought a used Milano (delivery on Friday) and got a bit of a panic attack reading this Alfa brochure, where it shows that the Milano doesn't come with front heated seats and steering wheel (under the standard...
  15. Noise and vibrations when steering

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Ever since I got my Alfa it has had whining steering on slow speeds. I did some research online and found out that the power steering reservoir and fluid are messed up from the factory so I did replace the reservoir and ran about 2.5 liters of green hydraulic fluid through the system(return hose...
  16. Steering Wheel shake when braking

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello, My Cloverleaf has recently developed an issue where the steering wheel on occassions (not always) shakes and shudders when breaking. I normally don't feel anything at low speeds and some days I feel nothing wrong at higher speeds. But quite often if I am going over 40 Mph and I press the...
  17. 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...
  18. 166 Steering inner rack joint removal

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Was going to get stilsons to remove this as after advisories it moved to the fail category. Had small inner joint removal tools but I don't think that they are up to the job. Saw one on ebay which has really good reviews BUTT (Well you ken me/moi) I cannae find my caliper measuring tool AND...
  19. Steering wheel retaining nut torque

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All does anyone have the torque figure for the 24mm steering wheel retaining nut? Can't get my elearn disc to load and the downloadable version is a mare to get to work. Thanks
  20. Steering wheel scratches

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello alfisti! I am being really annoyed by the scratches on the plastic bits of my G's steering wheel, seems like the paint is pretty old and some of it is missing (sorry for not having a picture at the moment to express my concerns better). The car is 2010 with the old model of steering wheel...
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