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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Pressure from the windscreen washers is down to a dribble, despite my having cleaned and tested the (now) 'as-new' jet housings. This problem has been addressed many times on this Forum and The Other Place, I know, but all the 'remedies' seem to revolve around variations on 'removing and...
  2. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi guys A couple of weeks ago, had both the clutch and dual mass flywheel changed on my 2.4 after the clutch started to slip in the higher gears. This was a couple of weeks ago. The car has just over 54K miles on it. But, about 4-5 days after this was done, I noticed a "whine" appearing...
  3. Alfa 164 & 166
    Thought I would take the 166 out for a cruise today, pulled out of the garage and parked up outside my house. I locked up and upon turning round I realised the 166 wasn't where I left it and it had rolled backwards about 8 meters down the street into my 6 day old Giulietta! Luckily no one was...
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys I've been a happy GT owner for just over a year now but have one problem with the car that has plagued me since day 1 - the fan on the climate control system is super weak. It seems to work fine in terms of temperature, but blows so weakly that it is pointless in the heat of summer. I...
  5. Alfa GTA
    Hi - quite often get all sorts of warnings when first turning car on... immediately disappear, but think the battery is pretty knackered. It said low battery warning this morning for the first time.. normally just all the sidelights and parking lights etc 'fail' briefly and then it's ok. So, a...
  6. General Alfa Discussion
    So I'm using one of these at the moments. its a 2000ad 156 lusso t spark - 2 litre. there was a point where it would cut out once the temp went up above 90 degrees. turned out some exhaust sensor had failed, and once replaced, all was well again. what kind of things generally go wrong with...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi all , i got my 147 2003, 1.6TS i get it to 210 K.M with a good acceleration and all is ok with a good maintenance but i got one thing is too bad , when i start the A/C specially in traffic jam (only 1st gear run on it and much stop ) i feel the car is tooooo weak as it won't move and i...
  8. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, bought a 156 2.0JTS Veloce at auction last night, and the brakes are, well, atrocious. Pedal travels a long way before there's any resistance. Then I have to push really quite hard to slow down. An emergency stop would be impossible. Also, there's a loud rumble from the rears that...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The Alfa 147, so far as I could tell before I bought one, doesn't have much of a problem with the dreaded R word. Rust. I understand there's a lot of galvanised metal on these cars, so rust isn't really an issue. But the older cars are 9 or 10 years old now. Its possible that corrosion can...
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, hoping someone may have some wise words. 156 1.8 sportwagon, 100k miles, I'm really unimpressed and fear issues! The engine has no power, revs remain high (as if i was still pressing the throttle) through gear changes, pulling power under 2.5k revs is poor and yet the engine almost refuses...
  11. General Alfa Discussion
    Why do Alfa cam belts (TS and JTS anyway) only last for 36k miles/3 years? If this was because of high strain due to engine design I could understand the low mileage, but then why the short lifespan? Are the belts physically different to other models and marques? Apologies if this has been...
  12. Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi I have a 166 3.0 from 2001. I am experiencing problems with one of my front xenon lights, as it is terribly week. I tried to exchange the bulb, but this didn't seem to solve the problem. Here are som theories regarding the problem that I have: - bulb fitted incorrectly (if this is...
  13. Alfa MiTo
    My blowers are starting to get a bit funny. Sometimes I start my car and there's no air coming out at all, then I can hear them trying to blow they come on and off no matter what setting they're on!
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The temperatures made it into the high teens today up here so I needed the air conditioning for the first time. To begin with I wasn't sure if I had it switched on or not (should really check the Owners Manual), but eventually I detected a barely chilled breeze from the vents. Quite...
  15. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi, has anyone had the same isues with the seat belts in there sprints,and is there an easy fix as it starting to annoy me:rant:
  16. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Was under the bonnet today in my lunch break, the wind was whistling and it was bitterly cold. I turned my back to grab a rag and there was a god almighty SLAM! The bonnet had shut itself, thankfully there where no tools on the engine otherwise I would be looking for a new bonnet. Thinking it...
  17. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My GTV suffers from weak front foglights. Are they adjustable or are they just that poor? Any advice on improving them? Even though I live in sunny RSA, I still experience fog as I live near the coast:( The rear foglights are excellent though:eek:
  18. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My bonnet is getting lazy in it's old age and struggles to rise to the occasion. Has anyone replaced the struts, any idea on cost? Cheers MC
  19. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi I am about to get a '02 GTV TS (only 33k miles). I tried it today but I found the AC to be quite weak, it did work, but I don't know if it's normal for the car. Is this a common problem ? If yes, how expensive is it ? Thanks!
  20. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Looking for some points of view. Recently had the body computer changed, and since picking up the car from the garage, the signal in my key fob has been very week. Before i took the car in, it would work from approx. 10ft radius of the car, but now, i can only get it to work when the key is...
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