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dante giacosa
post 11th December 2017 13:36
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Hey-

has anyone here experienced the handbrake cable freeze-up thing in the last couple of days..?

I'm just about to look into it on here- but I wondered if anyone knew the magic part number for the last revision of cable to hand..?
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post 11th December 2017 15:12
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 11th December 2017 13:36) *
Hey-

has anyone here experienced the handbrake cable freeze-up thing in the last couple of days..?

I'm just about to look into it on here- but I wondered if anyone knew the magic part number for the last revision of cable to hand..?


HAHAHA!!! tongue.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


one of the well known(ish) reoccurring problems of these Alfa's... frozen handbrake cables
the little rubber thingy on the end of the cable starts to degrade and lets water in which freezes when we have this type of weather

have another look at the 155.co.uk technical pages, it should give you a fix
failing that get out the blowtorch and warm the cable uo then fill it full of oil or grease biggrin.gif



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dante giacosa
post 11th December 2017 17:37
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Thanks San,

yes, I understood it was a classic problem- should have remembered I 'had it coming' so to speak!

But I thought there had been a part number revision to a better version- are they all just as good as each other..?
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post 11th December 2017 19:16
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 11th December 2017 17:37) *
Thanks San,

yes, I understood it was a classic problem- should have remembered I 'had it coming' so to speak!

But I thought there had been a part number revision to a better version- are they all just as good as each other..?


not as far as I know
just have to grin and bare it
or make sure that you sort it before winter thumbsup.gif




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dante giacosa
post 12th December 2017 10:09
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ha!

Never mind part-No. revisions- they are NLA from Alfa Romeo!

'Thanks guys!'


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post 12th December 2017 13:22
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Yep. It's a problem on mine too. Replaced the cables in the summer, pushed oil and grease up the cable and still sticks. The calipers were rebuilt too.

I park in gear and h\b off now.


Door locks freezing too. I'm going to California.


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post 12th December 2017 13:56
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Door locks?

Oh yeah- my NS rear (146) failed to unlock on the solenoid the other morning.

I'm toying with a preheat system for critical parts...
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