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That's a great find, Widemouth , such a great price I may buy it as a spare one.
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Only a door handle , that's a sturdy multi.

Thanks for your posts .
To be fair, there are now a good few more scratches on the door and rear quarter, but that just adds character !!
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Many thanks WMF,that looks like just the job. Does anyone know how fiddly they are to fit and does the door card need to come off ?
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Yes, the door card will have to come off, but it's easy to do. I find the trickiest bit is the first thing you have to do - namely prize the pop-up door lock tell-tale off its prong. There must be a knack to that which I've never sussed! Once that's off, use a very large flat-bladed screwdriver (or better still a blunt chisel) to twist the grey plastic fasteners out of the inner door pulls. They are only quarter-turn affairs. I think there's also a small allen screw or two tucked into the underside of the inside lever (it's a long time since I took mine off, so my recollection is a bit hazy). If you've got electric windows be careful when you lift the inner handle assembly away as the window switch has to be unplugged as you remove it. The cloth-covered part of the door card hooks onto the top ledge of the main door pressing, so pull it gently up and away from the door to remove it. It's all very easy. Once that's off, you may be confronted with a manky/flimsy foam plastic liner that's stuck to the metal door with double sided tape. Peel that off gently too, as it's easy to tear. Once that's off, you can access all the internal door gubbins through the hole, including the outside door handle. Make sure the window is up before you start, or the glass will block your path.

Better buy that door handle quick before JW beats you to it
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Yes, the door card will have to come off, but it's easy to do. I find the trickiest bit is the first thing you have to do - namely prize the pop-up door lock tell-tale off its prong. There must be a knack to that which I've never sussed! Once that's off, use a very large flat-bladed screwdriver (or better still a blunt chisel) to twist the grey plastic fasteners out of the inner door pulls. They are only quarter-turn affairs. I think there's also a small allen screw or two tucked into the underside of the inside lever (it's a long time since I took mine off, so my recollection is a bit hazy). If you've got electric windows be careful when you lift the inner handle assembly away as the window switch has to be unplugged as you remove it. The cloth-covered part of the door card hooks onto the top ledge of the main door pressing, so pull it gently up and away from the door to remove it. It's all very easy. Once that's off, you may be confronted with a manky/flimsy foam plastic liner that's stuck to the metal door with double sided tape. Peel that off gently too, as it's easy to tear. Once that's off, you can access all the internal door gubbins through the hole, including the outside door handle. Make sure the window is up before you start, or the glass will block your path.

Better buy that door handle quick before JW beats you to it
He hasn't bought it yet.....
I'm getting more and more tempted myself........

Be quick
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He hasn't bought it yet.....
I'm getting more and more tempted myself........

Be quick
I'm on it, but can't do anything until I get back home later !
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Tis done.Thanks again for the heads up on this, it's greatly appreciated. As soon as the handle is here I'll let you know how I get on fitting it
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Good evening all,

Many thanks again to Widemouthfrog for spotting a great deal on a brand new rear door handle , which duly arrived and then got fitted.

I followed the advice from WMF and Jackwhoo and even though Fiat decided that you need 4 different sizes of allen key for the job, the replacement is actually quite easy. One of the allen bolts holding the handle to the door has to be tackled blind, but access isn't too bad

Having taken the door card off it was apparent that someone in the past had been there before, as the membrane was half missing, but to be honest that just saved me the task

The tip for removing the door lock pull is to prise out the red bit as that's what locks the thread to the metal rod

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As this job went well I also had time to tackle the poor washer jets, which I soaked in limescale remover before poking out with a pin , and has shown a good improvement, especially on the rear one.

Next up on the preventative list will be a session touching in any little scratches and scrapes she's picked up in order for her to look her best as she passes the 100k milestone.
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Good morning all. Little Glopsy update : Wife returned home reporting a funny noise coming from the engine which I'm 99% sure is the alternator bearings whining/grinding away and when you rev hard the battery light flickers and the alternator fault is displayed. This is a bit of a turning point for Glopsy as even though it's only the alternator I've no time to fix it myself and with the added cost of labour it's debatable as to whether she's worth repairing or not ??
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Don't let it die, just for the sake of an alternator. You'll regret getting rid of it
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You're probably right, and I rang around a few breakers this afternoon without joy. I'll check the bay later but if anyone has got a good 105 amp alternator for sale please let me know.
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Part number for the 105A alternator is 46782213. I think some Alfas (147?) use the same one, as well as other Fiats. Reconditioned ones are 71721092 but I don't often see those "7" series numbers used by sellers.
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https://www.auto-doc.fr/search?keyword=46782213

Not stupid money for a new one.

Check the "vehicules concernes" tab on one of the alternators for a list of other cars to get one from at the breakers.
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Thanks for the replies chaps and as you say, new ones aren't silly money but add the cost of labour and it'll cost half of what the vehicles worth 😲
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