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Hi i'm wondering if anyone can help. My hubby has just bought me a GTV 2.0TS (1998), but it seems to be having problems when pulling away. It is very sluggish and just doesn't really seem to want to go - drives fine once i've got it up to about 20?
Does this normally happen, or can anyone tell me whats wrong??
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Had a similiar problem with mine when I got it which turned out to be a split induction pipe. I can imagine a MAF problem would have similar symptoms though. If you have a search in the GTV technical area, you should be able to find more info and there's more info on MAF problems here
 

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Personally I don't really understand these things myself, but i'll show it to the hubby n let him try to sort it!!

Also does anyone know any good (preferably cheap) alfa mechanics in the Essex area as I took the GTV for its MOT last week and asked him about a couple of other problems with it n he said that I'm imagining them but I just think he doesn't really know what he's on about!!
 

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Depending on what needs doing then a decent independant garage should be able to handle it, that's what I do with mine. If it's something more specialised, then you could try Alfa workshop in Royston.

What are the problems you're imagining? If you ask in the GTV technical area then someone is bound to be able to help.
 

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When you shut either door, the window does not sit under the seal (as I discovered when it rained!!) it can be done, but there is a very precise way of doing it - getting in the car you have to open and close the windows for them to sit right.

Also it can be quite jumpy in 1st and 2nd gear not sure if this is related to the first problem, thought it was just my driving at first, so I got friends to drive it and it happens to them too!
 

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Natalie, with regards to the window not closing the windows can be adjusted - probably best to get a garage to do this. The jumpiness probably is related to the Airflow Metre (MAF or AFM).
 

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When you shut either door, the window does not sit under the seal (as I discovered when it rained!!) it can be done, but there is a very precise way of doing it - getting in the car you have to open and close the windows for them to sit right.

That one's an easy enough fix and the window just needs to be slightly realigned. It takes about half an hour and there's a how to guide here.

Also it can be quite jumpy in 1st and 2nd gear not sure if this is related to the first problem, thought it was just my driving at first, so I got friends to drive it and it happens to them too!
That sounds exactly the same as mine was with the split induction pipe. Id check the corrugated flexible sections of the pipe for splits/tears. If it's fine then I'd start looking at the MAF meter as the culprit.
 

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Is it best to take it to an alfa garage or can anyone check it out & fix??
The window is easy enough that anyone can do it if they follow that guide, same for checking the induction pipe for splits. If it all looks ok then the MAF meter is the likeliest culprit. You can order one yourself and have a local independant fit it (assuming you or husband don't want to do it yourself) or take it to an alfa specialist and ask them to try a new one to see if it cures it.
 

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Heh, I can't see any half decent independant garage struggling with either of those problems so you should be okay.

Good luck.
 

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