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  1. Engine cuttin out whilst going uphill in snow

    Alfa Giulia
    As per title, after yesterday’s snowstorm I had to get up a hill to get back home. Approaching uphill the car seemed to be doing ok until I started losing grip. The engine seemed to keep “blipping” while losing power and there was a “click click” sound coming from under the steering wheel rack...
  2. Brake Squeaking whilst driving

    Alfa MiTo
    So When I am driving my brakes are making a constant squeak, I think it seems to happen more and louder when I steer towards the right. It sounds as if it is coming from the back, but I only had my rear pads / Discs done 3 weeks ago. I'm also getting a loud squeak from when using the brakes...
  3. Squeaking coming from front whilst driving slowly??

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi All Recently I noticed that there is a loud squeak whilst driving slowly, eg. Pulling away or parking up. It's not the brakes as it happens when Im not touching them. It's only just happened and I've look about on the net and can't seem to find anything concrete answers behind the...
  4. Extending battery life whilst parked

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I will be parking up my 159 SW off site for 4 weeks shortly and I know that the battery will slowly discharge over that time because of the electronics in the car. There is a 12v power point in the boot and I wondered if I could connect an auxiliary battery here to trickle charge the main...
  5. 1750 tbi brera shuttering whilst turning

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello there, this is my first post so I'm hoping i follow all the etiquette correctly. I was wondering if anyone has had a similar issue with the brera. When im accelerating into a corner at speeds over 80km/h, I get a shuttering in my turn. Only in right corners, it's this strange vibration...
  6. Pitching whilst accelerating

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, I have read many threads on the Giulietta suspension set up, and know about various setups, possible upgrades, and also about possible damper fails. I have a 12/2011 Giulietta 1.4TB MA, with a Sport Pack II in Germany. (I think veloce in UK?), It's the Sport pack which comes with 18"...
  7. Whilst 'fixing' washer issue I pulled somthing off....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, A few nights ago my washer jets stopped working so had a poke around in the engine bay and found where it was leaking but somthing fell off whilst I was rooting around and I don't know where it should live. (Need some black washer hose and a joining piece if anyone can reccomend a...
  8. Vibration/Feedback whilst idling Mito 1.3 JTDM

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi guys. I have a 62 plate Mito 1.3 JTDM 33k miles. Had the car just over 2 months and done about 6k miles in it. When car is idling I notice I get a lot of feedback from the engine (steering wheel & mirrors shacking etc). It's really bugging me as my friend has the same model and a year...
  9. Juddering / hesitation whilst cruising

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everybody I'm experiencing an ongoing issue with my 2006 Alfa 147 JTD 150. This all started after getting my EGR mapped out at Autolusso last year. When cruising along at light throttle in any gear, there is a consistent and noticeable judder / pulsing sensation that can be felt throughout...
  10. Creaking sound whilst pulling away!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all as title suggests whilst pulling away and just before I come to a stop I get a creaking sound from the passenger side of the car, I origionally thought it was coming from the back now I suspect that it is the front. I have replaced lower wishbones, upper wishbones, drop links, shocks and...
  11. Wobble whilst driving

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I've just come back from a run out in by face-lift model 916 Spider (Sept 04) and whilst driving the wheels would suddenly flick from side to side independently of the steering wheel - not enough to be dangerous, but unnerving nevertheless. It was particularly noticeable when accelerating away...
  12. Breaking Noise whilst driving slowly

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi Guys, First time Giulietta owner, hope you can help me, whilst driving slowly without braking, there is a squeaking noise coming from the front O/S wheel also when braking generally it squeals. Sometimes its not smooth to engage 1st gear Any advice will be much appreciated Thanks Fabz
  13. hit whilst parked in car park..write off!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    at work on saturday and parked in my usual spot, car park was almost empty.. lady reverses into my offside wing/bumper, hard enough to push it back 2 feet and and turn the heels from straight on to full right lock.. had the car recovered by the RAC as the wing was pushed under the bonnet and...
  14. Noisy Gearbox Whilst Idling

    Alfa GTA
    Morning All, Nipped to the local shops last night and when setting off from the lights gave it a little boot and the traction control kicked in violently as it wasn't exactly dry... so I backed off then accelerated again. But then coasted to a stop at the next lights to hear what sounded like a...
  15. Alfa 147 JTD 05 cut out whilst cruising down the M1 error codes.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys looking for a little advice I was cruising down the M1 yesterday around 70-80ish when the car just suddenly cut out the zero power and as soon as i dipped the clutch it just died, pulled over it wouldn't restart tried again about 10-15seconds later and it fired back up started...
  16. Cleaning map whilst cleaning EGR

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi how easy is it to clean out the map and where abouts is it? I dont even now what it looks like. Im confident about the erg cleaning but not to sure about map, is there any do's and don'ts? is there any pdf downloads like the one in this forum for erg cleaning from shiftyblokes? Thanks
  17. spider - stop the hood whilst in motion safe or not

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    The wifes Spider 2.2 JTS has some mold around the inside of the area where the hood sits when in down position. It is not possible to access it during the hood in motion mode, as I really want to keep both hands working!! Is it safe to stop the hood in motion half way through so I can access...
  18. Clamping the skirts whilst adhesive dries.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have done this before and it took loads of attempts. I need to adhere a small section of body skirt that has come away. I have a load of the sikaflex adhesive but it takes forever and a day to dry. Last time I used bucket loads of gaffer tape with varying success. Is there a better way...
  19. Are there any other obvious maintenance jobs to be done whilst the clutch is being

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Done? As above, anything else I should think about doing whilst the clutch is being done on sat?
  20. 2.4 jtd cuts out whilst driving

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi. Bit new to this so bear with me. My 2002 156 2.4 jtd intermittently cuts out while driving. Leave for a minute and it restarts. Happened 3 times on way home today going about a minute between fails. All other electrics are fine when this happens. This first happened a few months ago and...