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  1. Alfa 156 GTA. New front shocks and springs weak and more bottoming than before

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All Fitted Koni front shocks and springs. Adjustable for hardness but not for height. I live up a windy lane so a lot of bottoming and it's no better since fitting the konis. Front springs look puny to my untrained eye and wondered if there was a better alternative perhaps height adjustable...
  2. 2.0 147 Hesitation, Weak Idle, Spewing Codes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Fairly new owner of a little beauty 147 & trying to treat her proper. However as of recent it's barely drivable due to hesitation and a "gasping" when throttling. When stopped, idle is weak and flucuating. Symptoms typically seem to worsen as engine warms. I've recently replaced all 8 plugs...
  3. Weak rear suspension.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi. Being my first Alfa, there are a few characteristics I'm not sure if they are normal or not. Family arrived for a visit, and I found that 2 adults in the back and a couple of medium suitcases, and the car was bottoming out, scraping, over a lot of undulations. Its a smaller car than we are...
  4. Gtv 916 1999 Changed rear pads now handbreak very weak

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all i recently changed rear pads now handbreak very weak.. i have used the in car hand break adjuster in car under handbreak cover to i think max with barely much change... it worked fine before with the old pads but they were close to used wiyh maybe 2mm of pad left necessitating the...
  5. 2009 Mito Radio and navigation weak signal

    Alfa MiTo
    My 2009 Mito has been experiencing navigation and radio problems lately. The radio signal got really weak and could only pick up some stations if I was close to where they were broadcasted from. I can still listen to the cd player though. Now my navigation has started to not work, and gives me a...
  6. weak windscreen washer streams

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Firstly I've ordered 2 D1S Philips HID, which I'm hopeful Will sort out my flickering DIMS. Now, both streams are coming out weak, shooting water jets up about two inches up the windscreen. It was fine on the passenger side, but both sides equally weak now. Is this a known issue? Clogging...
  7. Weak electric window motor?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So my drivers electric window has become very slow is it a common fault? What kind of job is it to do?
  8. Windscreen washer jets weak spray

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I need to clean out the windscreen washer jet on my Spider as the spray from them is very weak. I presume I just need a needle or a pin to unblock them? Is there anything else I should look at if that doesn't work?
  9. alfa 159 jtdm 2.4 weak acceleration help!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    hello all! i have alfa 159 jtdm 2.4 and about week ago after timing belt change and few problems that i was fix(garage) i have vary weak acceleration! im push the gas pedal to end at start and until is get over the 2000rpm and until turbo get in it take 7-10 second!! and if im drive from...
  10. What difference do weak handbrake return springs make

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I was reading about issues with weak handbrakes as mine barely scraped through. I had a look and both arms appear to be pulling back to the stops however lots of people point the finger at weak springs. If the arms are against the stops does that means the springs are ok or will stronger...
  11. Weak Dipped Beam Headlights

    Alfa MiTo
    I've now owned my car for 6 months and am increasingly needing to use lights now that winter is upon us. The lights on my previous 2012 Punto were pretty damn good, but the Mito lights are very disappointing on dipped beam. I do a lot of night driving on rural roads and they are some of the...
  12. Sprint S3. Very weak dashboard lights.

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    At night the back lighting for the dash is so weak I can read the rev counter but I can't read oil pressure or water temp. The lights are wound up to max. Are they all liked this? Any idea guys?
  13. 2.5 V6 rear head gasket - is it a weak point?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, a few days ago I've heard from a car part distributor, that the weak point of alfa V6 (built in traverse) is the rear head gasket because of the inefficient cooling.. Is it true?
  14. weak handbrake

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Spider just failed MOT on low handbrake efficiency, had same problem last year, adjusting the cable just scraped it through. The mechanism is all working as designed (cable is free and mech is all free moving and lubricated) I think it is just a poor design in my opinion. How have others...
  15. Wobbly/Juddery Clutch Peddle with weak bite, but no slip

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As you might expect, my 147 has developed the above symptom this morning. I don't know what it is but it seems like the clutch. Anyone have any ideas please???
  16. weak wiper motor

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi guys, Im guessing this is a common issue with our old alfas..! My s3 sud wiper arms are very weak and slow unless i have them on full speed when moving. They run ok if i lift them off the windscreen and the motor isnt noisy at all. I have tried cleaning the screen & blades but it didnt help...
  17. Brera S wheels tried to resist but i'm weak

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    :lol: Ok never been over happy with my wheels even thpugh the car was only two years old when i brought it they needed a refurb thats going to cost 300 squid and i just cant resist the pull and the look of the 19" horseshoes so where is the best place to buy them from what tyres should i be...
  18. Weak heater

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, Newbie here but long time Alfa owner :) I've noticed for a while that the heater in my 2002 156 is weak to say the least, but in the cold this morning, it's taking a good half hour of driving to be barely noticable! My water temp gauge only moves slightly too once warmed up, but when I...
  19. 156 weak washer soution

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    :) After numerous attemts to solve the problem of poor screen wash power I have finally sussed it. There is a "Y" one way connector valve where the washer pipe branches to the 2 jets. The rubber diaphram inside was too weak for the spring and was sticking. After removing it there is enough power...
  20. Blackline with weak FM signal

    ICE & Blue&Me
    I was wondering whether anyone could give me a few ideas on how to improve my FM signal in Kent. Radio 1 is ok but fades in and out whilst driving just a few miles and radio is much the same. the radio cable is fixed firmly into the head unit ( a standard bose system:)
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