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  1. Canbus/MultiECUScan Woes (Video attached)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I havent had a working stereo, A/C or Drivers Side Window work since I got the car. The stereo has always shown a CANBUS error so after reading a few threads on here I decided to get the parts needed to do a re-alignment. Cables arrived today, I have bought the full version of the software. I...
  2. Further Brake Woes..!

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    My RHD standing pedal dual circuit master cylinder (of unknown age) started leaking last winter and I replaced it with a refurbished one in March. After about 100 miles, this one started leaking, so I sent it back. It has been rebuilt and tested again so I’m about to reinstall it. Apparently...
  3. 164 woes

    Alfa 164 & 166
    driving home today, car engine cut out at 30mph, coasted to the side of the road, at tick over only, it wouldn't rev, then the engine cut out altogether. i tried to start it, and it turned over but wouldn't start again. got road side assistance home. after about 4 hours I decided to see if it...
  4. Intermittent suspension/steering woes

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Towards the end of last year my 2008 Brera S (2.2 c.110k miles at the time) had a slight squeaking noise from the suspension and the steering felt disconcertingly loose around the straight ahead. Lower suspension arms were replaced which stopped all noise and the steering felt better. Upper...
  5. Mito cambelt woes

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi Guys. New member to the forum here just purchased a 2010 MIto 1.4 petrol from a local garage, was really happy with the car when we got it had been told it had had all cambelt, water pump etc however after driving the car the drive seems lumpy and jumpy when driven slow paced -30mph, my fear...
  6. Brembo Caliper woes...

    Alfa Giulietta
    Evening all, So I attempted to change the front pads on my Giulietta at the weekend. Anticipating the struggle with the pins. New ones were ordered, punches and dremel on hand if required. Got the passenger side changed after a bit of a battle with the pins. But the driver's...
  7. Selespeed woes - need help diagnosing.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    This past week I've been experiencing an increasing number of problems with the Selespeed system in my 2002 156 SW 2.0 JTS. I replaced the gearbox last winter reusing the actuator from the old gearbox. The main problems are as follows - it often won't shift into 2 or 4 or drops out of 3 and...
  8. Boot lock woes

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, I'm having a really vexing issue with my G. Recently the boot stopped opening from the button and the fob. Lights flash but nothing. The dreaded tailgate wiring issue I thought so ordered the looms and proceeded to fit. All fixed I thought but no. Still nothing from the boot lock...
  9. (more) clutch related woes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Despite really liking my GT JTDm it now has another clutch related issue. It's had 2 clutch kits, 1st replacement failed due to release bearing failure. Then the master cylinder failed (slave already replaced with clutch) and now it has a leaking non return valve. This part seems to be...
  10. Brera 2.4jtdm Cam Belt Woes

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Good evening all, am finding myself on the brink of disposing of my beloved Brera although the two breakdown recovery drivers this month have both commented how fab she looks ?. Anyhoo, having broken down the second time I had it recovered to my local garage where they discovered that the...
  11. Spare wheel woes

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Well I finally got around to fitting a new tyre to my full size spare wheel. It fits in the spare wheel well but unless I'm doing something wrong it's too high up for the boot mat to sit properly. I read that a full size spare fitted, but in a saloon I can say that it doesn't! Not a happy bunny!
  12. Thermostat woes...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I changed the Spider thermostat today for a genuine Alfa part. However I now have two problems; first of all a very slight leak from the thermostat itself. The old one was fine and didn’t appear to have any sealant etc used just the rubber gasket so I did the same. Any suggestions as to how to...
  13. Gear stick woes

    Alfa MiTo
    Morning all Had my Mito for about 4 months now - 2009 model 1.4 TJet with 5 speed box. The issue I have is the gear stick not returning back to the centre again so for example I move it to the left and put it in first then bring it back to neutral and the gear stick stays at the far left...
  14. Subframe woes sorted!!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So a while ago I posted about how my Brera subframe was starting to show rust and was in dire need of fixing before it would become too late. Today took it down to the guys at Autolusso who swapped my rusty subframe for a almost new looking refurbished one. We noted the lower front arm wishbone...
  15. Brake/clutch switch woes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So yesterday I stumbled upon a weird behavior of my '05 gt. I was reversing from the driveway, and as there was quite a traffic, I was moving in reverse with just the clutch and a little bit of gas. As I approached the road, I pressed the clutch all the way down as well as the brake pedal. And...
  16. Cigarette lighter woes

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My cigarette lighter seems to have stopped working, I've checked the fuse and that's fine so guess it must be an issue the unit itself. Has anyone else come across this problem?
  17. More bleeding brake woes.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've changed hoses, pads and discs, rear calipers, and am having trouble bleeding the brakes. They appear to have bled successfully, ie no air bubbles, all nice clean new fluid, pedal is rock hard without engine running. But as soon as I start the engine, the pedal goes soft, and eventually...
  18. Spider 4 suspension woes

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I have just fitted the Classic Alfa fast road suspension upgrade with Koni adjustable dampers. At the same time I have taken the opportunity to replace all the track rod ends. I have a couple of questions, firstly what is a good set up of the shocks for normal motoring, and secondly my car sags...
  19. Transmission woes

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Oh well, I suppose it was inevitable - after 12yrs and 60k, my Brera's M32 gearbox has decided to play up. Slight whine and gear stick movement in 1st & 5th were the giveaway. Add to that a rattly DMF and there's a big bill on it's way :weeping:. If anyone thinks the 2.2 is immune, beware!
  20. Gt 1.9 jtd cf3 boast woes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've just fitted new turbo and double checked hoses and cleaned all parts before refitting. Now it's only boasting after 3000 rpm. Bottom end power was a issue before the turbo gave up but it still used to boast OK after 2000 rpm. After reading threads people are saying unplug egr valve and...
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