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  1. stopping radio/ media from auto playing on start up

    Alfa Giulia
    Hello site members. My first post (other than intro). I picked up my new Giulia on Saturday and since then I have been finding any excuse to take it out. Absolutely fantastic car. Is there any way to stop the radio/media playing on startup without the infotainment system being completely...
  2. What's stopping you buying an electric car?

    General Motoring Discussion
    Is it the high price of initial purchase? Is it concerns over range? Is it a lack of re-charging infrastructure when out & about? Is it unproven total cost of ownership? For me it is definitely the latter. I could stretch to a higher priced car if I felt it was a good long term purchase. I...
  3. What's stopping key from operating door-lock?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi peeps, After a balmy Autumn, winter kicked in last week here in Bulgaria with temperatures nose-diving below freezing overnight plus the first decent snow-fall. And the morning after was when I discovered a problem with opening the driver's door. My remote locking stopped working a while back...
  4. Stopping climate control auto on?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Is there any way of stopping the AC coming on automatically with the ignition and starting of the engine; it really annoys me? At least it is now chilled air after the ATS top-up:clap:
  5. clunking or knocking sound while stopping and turning

    Alfa MiTo
    hello all! Lately, i have been hearing this sound while stopping (full stop) and turning at low speeds, kind of a knocking or clunking sound, once or twice, rarely multiple times. alfa shop that i usually go to says its probably something in the differential but they need to open it to see what...
  6. Put the windows up after stopping?

    Alfa Giulia
    So I come to a stop, turn the engine off and fancy some cool air. I put the front windows down and enjoy a cool breeze for a few minutes, make a phone call and eat a chocolate bar. I then want to raise the windows. Nothing happens. It's like I've taken the key out. In the old days, you'd put the...
  7. 156, 1.9jtdm 16v - Pretty big shake when stopping the engine plus other error codes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    06 plates, 82k miles I've replaced the timing belt(full kit with rollers and pretensioners) and drove it maybe 3 times and the clutch failed. One of the bearing metal ears that holds the fork (stupid design). So now the car has a new clutch( full kit with dual mass flywheel) and new slave...
  8. Need help:159 Stopping all the time

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have been having some major problems with my 159 (2,0 itdm) lately. The problem is that the car stops during driving, on low revs.(less than 2000 rpm). Check engine light comes up, and i typically need to start it 3-5 times before the engine starts running again. Fault code has until today...
  9. 156 - clunking noise when pulling away / stopping

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Right then peeps, got a problem with my 156. Clunking noises from front (I think - offside) on pulling away and when coming to a halt (many clunks when pulling away, just one when halting). Left/right steering makes no difference, been to a well known specialist who tried a driveshaft...
  10. Alfa GT drivers window stopping and starting when raising or lowering

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Please can someone help I have a 2004 Alfa gt the electric windows are the bane of my life the n/s passenger side doesn't work at all so i have ordered a new switch and a new motor/mechanism and i hope that will solve it but now the o/s drivers side stops and starts when raising and lowering...
  11. Stopping Spider roof mid cycle

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Is it good practise or at least is it ok to stop the roof mid cycle for reasons of cleaning ? Also while on the subject, is there any easy regular that needs carrying out on the roof other than keeping it clean ?
  12. I don't recommend stopping at zebra crossings...

    General Alfa Discussion
    I did the other day, as you do when seeing a pedestrian waiting to cross...and this happened :( :rolleyes: Twas a BMW too...he must have been going some, as both his front airbags went off. Knocked me through the crossing and ten feet out the other side, luckily the lad waiting to cross hadn't...
  13. Front wipers not stopping

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi. Got a problem with the other half's 147: front wipers sometimes on full when in intermittent position and sometime still on in the stop position! Definitely doesn't have rain sensors. Is there a control unit that could be faulty? Stalk problem? Motor unit? Thanks in advance for any ideas.
  14. 946 Spider Passenger Window stuck, Stopping Roof opening

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Decided that as it was a nice day today I would drop the roof on my Spider, but all I got was a bunch of clicking sounds and a warning that the Roof operation was not complete. I had this issue twice in the summer and the dealer traced it to a Passenger Window fault - The window needs to drop...
  15. 1.9 JTD 16V RPM drop when stopping

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hello Guys, Hope you can help me on a very annoying problem that I experience with my '08 AR 147 Q2 1.9 JTD 16V (150 hp model). The problem is that whenever I'm driving, disengage gear and come to complete stop the rpm of car drop below normal idle point for a second and then normalize to...
  16. Start&Stop - Starting & Stopping

    Alfa Giulietta
    So, my 11 year old 147 2.0 is gone, farewell old friend :( and now I am a week in to having a three year old Giulietta 2.0jtdm :) (with 75k on the clock) And, one week in, I am already looking on the forum for comments on the Stop&Start behaviour. I stop and off the engine goes........and a few...
  17. My alfa keeps stopping when i get low RPM

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I recently bought a Alfa Romeo 156, 1.6L Tspark engine, 2000modell. Ive had some problems with the engine stopping when i hit low RPM. Usally when i stop the car before a red light, lets say i put it in netural, the RPM arrow goes down to 0rpm and then goes up to 1000rpm. It does this a...
  18. Fan continually starting and stopping

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I've just got my 3.2 running I bought it after a diff failure so have rebuilt the box and fitted a LSD and all is going well. In fact just had a great trip to Germany in it with only a minor issue which I covered in another post. I have noticed that as soon as I start the car the fan cuts in...
  19. Faulty Clutch Switch stopping the car from starting

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi There I wonder if anyone else had suffered from this problem. This morning I got stuck in stationary traffic and a warning light came on advising that the car's security system was not working with a picture of a steering wheel and a key underneath showing on the bottom left of the dash...
  20. Stop Start - not always stopping and sometimes just starting

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi I've just bought a Giulietta 2.0 JTDM on a 60 plate - which I love. However, the stop start is rather erratic. Sometimes it doesn't stop at all and other times - it stops then about 60 seconds later it just starts for no apparent reason. Anyone else experienced anything like this? Nuala