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  1. Help diagnose sticking brakes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    A few days back I started my car up found brakes sinked and no fluid in reservoir, no leaks were found the brake fluid was sucked into the air intake through the vacuum hose, after refilling and bleeding, the brakes stick after using a few times . All 4 wheels locked up. Master cylinder was...
  2. Rising revs, something’s sticking?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Since refitting the carbs after the new steering box I’ve had a problem with the revs rising when warm. I didn’t do anything to them, they were carefully removed, stored and refitted. At idle they are fine but when hot the revs really rise on there own. Drop the clutch and drive and they fall...
  3. Spider roof deck sticking

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Anyone have their Spider roof deck sticking when I open at about 2 inches. Sometimes she lifts fine but most of the time sticks and I have to back it off an inch and try again then it works. Tried lubing all the hydraulic rams and lever pivots with teflon spray and it maybe helped a little
  4. Spider roof sticking

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My Rear deck lifts about 2 inches then stops so I back it up and try again and no problem. About 1 in 100 tries it opens up as it should without having to back it up. I am thinking the 2 gas struts are maybe old (same think why your bonnet or boot falls on your head. I disconnected them one at a...
  5. Sticking clutch pedal

    Alfa Giulietta
    Just driven 20 minute journey home tonight and a few times had to lift the clutch pedal up with my foot as it didn't spring back up. While it was stuck I couldn't get it into gear. Rest of the time was working fine and seemed to feel normal on gear changes. I know it could be lots of things...
  6. Spider electric hood sticking

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Nearly every time I put the hood down I need to press down on the drivers side clamshell before it works? Always closes fine though. I've noticed that the latch pins on the brackets fitted to the underside of the clamshell have worn/damaged rubber/plastic sleeves. Could this be the issue? Any...
  7. Handbrake sticking?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    A little worried, Whilst reversing out of my parking slot at work during the recent cold spell, the handbrake appeared to be stuck on, ( temp was well below zero). Managed to free it by moving backwards and forwards and thought nothing more of it. Have used the car a little since but I now...
  8. Adhesive for sticking plastic side trim back

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The plastic strip across the bottom of the side of the car has partly come off after |I hit something in the road. What is the best way of sticking it back bearing in mind the low temperatures at the moment. I have used Master Seal which has worked well but the lowest Application temperature is...
  9. Sticking handbrake button.

    Alfa Giulietta
    Has anyone else suffered from a sticking handbrake release button on their G? Ours just started doing it today. The spring is fine but the bottom edge of the button is catching under the bottom of the hole and preventing it from coming back out on occasion. Its one thing after another Lol.
  10. clutch sticking

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    when car is cold the clutch won't disengage, can't get it into gear. Warm up the engine a bit and then it works buts its still waaaay down at the floor. changing gears is a bit bumpy all the time, and reverse has been grinding a bit for ages. Clutch was replaced just over a year ago, no idea...
  11. Sticking VNT vanes - Alfa 156 1.9JTD 8V

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Good evening, I have the feeling that the vanes on my turbo are sticking, I don't think they are stuck all the way but I'm not sure they are moving freely either. Car pulls well, but I believe it could do better, the pull after 3k rpm is not as good as my old Fiat Bravo 1.9TD which was much...
  12. Sticking clutch AND brake lever AND warning lights

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So, I've trawled the posts and not sure whether my issues are the result of one or multiple issues: 1) Clutch sticking to floor. Not mat, WD40 or bleeding of fluids 2) Brake sticking just below max return (rear brake lights on). 3) Now have intermittant hillstart, ASR and vehicle protection...
  13. Sticky Caliper?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Evening all, Quick question for you. Having driven home from work and parked up I get out of my 156 and passing the rear O/S wheel I smell the unmistakable smell that something is hot. I put my hand a few inches away from the alloy and sure enough I am greeted with some serious heat. My first...
  14. Sticking Brake Pedal

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I'm hoping there's a simple and cheap explanation for this. Since my MOT my brake pedal has been regularly sticking down just a little. It will return if I tap it or if I lift it with my foot. It's very irrititating and I assumed that a return spring had broken. I cannot find any evidence or...
  15. 147 JTD rear sticking caliper?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey all, Is the best cure for this is to take out slide pin and grease up ? Or is replacing the caliper the best solution? Thanks Ming
  16. Sticking left rear caliper

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Guys, got this strange annoying problem, I have a 159 JTDm 2.4 Ti and what happens sometimes while I'm driving I can smell something like burning rubber coming from my left rear wheel, and I think its coming from the brake and I get out and sure enough its coming from there, now when this...
  17. Clutch sticking sligjtly

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, Noticed today that the clutch is sticking slightly so it stays pressed slightly. I have to move my foot underneath the clutch to depress it fully. When it stays pressed slightly it makes the brake pedal a lot easier and sharper to press, slight touch and the car brakes. Any ideas? It...
  18. Sticking breaks when cold

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    It was brass monkeys when I left home this morning. -4 ish. My Brera had been running for about 10 minutes whilst I defrosted it. As I went to pull away the car felt strange, at first I thought the wheels were slipping on ice (I park on a hill) but as I got going I realised the breaks were...
  19. Sticking Clutch Pedal and Unavailable Vehicle Protection System in cold weather

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Anyone else had the following problem? This morning (cold, down to -6deg C) I started the car (1.9jtdm) as usual and left it idling to warm up. On returning to drive off, I found the clutch pedal on the floor instead of its returned position. A few stamps on it gave me a little pedal movement...
  20. Fuel guage sticking.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    2007 159 2.2diesel auto. After working perfectly the fuel started sticking in one place. Replaced the tank sender unit but didn't fix the problem. The needle does move on occassions but not enough to give confidence as to whats in the tank. For example last time I filled it the needle went...