Guys, am sure I have seen a post with the part numbers for the check straps on here but I have search high and low with no avail.
Anyone have them to hand? Need the nuimber for 147 3 door (are 156 front and GT check straps the same?)
I have this exact problem with the drivers door. I was parked on a cambered road, opened the drivers door and it swung straight out to scrape the pavement.Yep, my 147 too.
Also had it on my 145. This clacked for a while, then broke completely so that there was no check at all. Great on a windy day! Can't quite remember exactly how it failed...the part of the bracket in the door splits into two with first one bit of metal breaking, then the other. The clacking is the incredible spring tension of metal hitting metal as the hinge moves across the two 'arrests' before the door is fully open.
I'll give this a go this weekend on my 156 and report back.The Door Strap clicking is a common problem on a lot of two door cars (heavier doors). The cause of it is the weight of the door pushing down on the strap, forcing it to create a small gap on the hinge part connected to the chassis.... and if you watch it closely, you will see it popping up (clicking) as you open and close the door.
You can either replace them (not easy on the ALFA 147) or as i have done.... undo the bolts from the chassis side, and swing the door open. Then get right in there with a set of mole grips and squeeze it together. Then just bolt it back on, and give it a good grease.
Works perfect, and saves £30.00