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  1. Why would a 95 Chevy Cavalier with a 2.2 engine make a very loud tapping sound?

    General Alfa Discussion
    I have the same motor in my 95 cav. it does it, i think its a lifter, but my aunt bought a 2004 cav. it started tapping at 24,000 miles. mine has over 175,000 on it. sorry i couldn't be of more help. I also have a 95 Cavalier with a 2.2, and the car has made a disturbingly loud tapping since I...
  2. There is tapping sound from the engine at cold startup

    Alfa GTA
    Hi, I'm new here and hope to become GTA owner soon. There is a 156 3,2l GTA berlina from 2003 with 100,000km driven which I strongly recommend to buy. There is tapping sound from the engine at cold startup. It lasts for 15 sec before it disappears. Is there a valve lift that starts to be worn...
  3. TS loud tapping noise under load, missfire (?)

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Ever since the oil change (10W60 to HPX as per the Alfaworkshop recommendation), well not immediately but around the time when I drove to petrol station afterwards for some RON98 and fired it up again, all of this started. At idle you can only hear it very faintly if at all (no matter cold or...
  4. Alfa GT JTD Tapping Noise

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I have recently bought a 58 plate Alfa GT JTD Cloverleaf, 74k, FSH, evidence that the Cam Belt has been changed within 10K miles. In my opinion the car does sound a little bit excessively noisy with a tapping noise that increases with speed. Can anyone tell me firstly if this is normal...
  5. Roof release cog, no tapping required.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    A month or two ago the roof on our PH1 stopped opening on occasion. I quickly found out a tap to the clam shell release lever (as well documented here and other Alfa forums) would release it when in would not open. It got to the point that every time a tap was required and right up until a week...
  6. Quiet ticking noise at 2000rpm only

    Alfa MiTo
    Hey, I've recently bought my first Alfa. A 2010 Mito Cloverleaf (170bhp). Absolutely loving it but I have one small issue (I hope). At around 2000rpm there is a tapping noise, similar to a tappets noise but very quiet. It is only at 1800-2400 or so then nothing. It's got a fresh and full...
  7. Selespeed issues when tapping gas pedal (Fiat Stilo)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Since they share alot thought i would try here also. When starting car, and putting into 1st and tapping gas pedal, engine shuts down with an P1703 engine shut down cause ECU didn't recieve signal from sensor. And trows a quick gearbox failure icon on dash. 1: What sensor is MES talking...
  8. 156 gearbox slight tapping noise!?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    New to the forum, I just bought a 2004 1.6 156 last week and it's a great car apart from a very slight tapping that you can hear at idle from the gearbox area. It doesn't quicken with the revs or anything just irregular tapping every now and then!! I narrowed down the area to where the sound...
  9. Strange Tapping Noise

    Alfa MiTo
    Had my QV for a month now and in the first week I noticed a sort of light tapping noise but only seems to happen in 3rd and 5th gear. (I could be wrong but I only seem to notice it in these gears) and it only happens when I am accelerating quite hard. When it was in at the garage getting some...
  10. 147 engine tapping (video enclosed)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    What do you think this is? I have just had whole engine in bits and iv replaced head gasket, 10 valves, big end bearings (these looked fine before but replaced incase), Cambelt, I have ran it for about an hour, at different revs, it's got new oil in, sounds no different...
  11. tapping into factory speakers GT

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi all I am currently midway through replacing the bose system in my gt, I originally was going to run my own speaker wires to the front door, but with the mutliplug I dont think its possible. So my question is, do any of you helpfull chaps know where I can tap into the existing speaker wires...
  12. Tapping noise on 147 1.6

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Good day all I Have a 147 1.6 T-Spark it starts fine but after about 2 min or so it starts to sound like a diesel. The exhaust manifold does have a small crack in it but doen't sound like it could be that. It sounds like a diesel when it idles and up to about 2500-2700rpm. If there is any one...
  13. 156 tapping noise

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    the other day, when starting the engine, a severe tapping (metal hitting metal) noise, never heard before, coming from the top of the engine and more audible near the exhaust manifold. 2nd start, the same noise. I quitted and grabbed my 146 for the task. when returned home, started the engine...
  14. Loud tapping noise from 1.7 16v, strange revving and backfiring

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi all, I fired up my RSR today for the first time in around 2 months. When I started it up I expected it to be a bit tappy until the heads filled with oil but 5 mins later it was still tapping and getting worse so I shut it off. Checked the basics (oil, plug leads etc.) and all seemed fine...
  15. Tapping Noise from engine gtv 2.0 ts

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys The last couple of days my engine has started to tap. On idle its fine and gets louder around 1500 on the rev counter. It is running fine and had a new oil change last month and i check all levels every week... Could anyone give me some advice what to do next. Here is a link of the noise...
  16. 2.0 diesel 140bhp engine tapping

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi I picked up the car today and by the time I arrived home the engine was making a tapping sound. The sound appears to be coming from the top of the engine. It taps at idle and speeds up with revs. It now happens cold and warm. Sometimes it does go away but never for very long. It is still in...
  17. Tapping engine noises?????

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I felt my 2.4 jtdm brera judder a bit at speed and ever since it has developed a loud tapping noise from the engine..... The noise seems to be coming from the injectors but the engine was shaking a bit and there was white smoke coming from the exhaust when I started the engine again after about...
  18. Alfa romeo 156 2.4 JTDm 20V Tapping

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just recently picked up a 156 with the rather nippy 2.4 JTDm 20V lump in it, it was last serviced nearly a year ago and its showing service due within the next 1200~ miles. Started noticing a tapping / ticking noise - I usually associate this on a diesel with aging injectors under load (or just...
  19. tapping noise at low revs - any ideas???

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi All, I wonder if anyone can help me out. I bought an 18 month old Giulietta diesel (170bhp) (16000 miles) three weeks back. There have been a few 'rattle' issues, but nothing I'm too worried about. The past week however I've started to notice a noise coming from the front area (low...
  20. Tapping noise from under rear seats

    Alfa GTA
    Folks, Anyone have any issues with a tapping noise on the 147/156 from below the rear seats? It only does it over bumps or dips, and only then when the car is hot (after about 30mins driving). It sounds for all the world like a hose or pipe gently tapping against the metal of the floor. I've...
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