156 Clunking noise - difficult to diagnose
hi, I have a 156 '03, which has developed a clunking noise on the left hand side. It sounds like a traditional antiroll bar linkage issue but is not (changed these to no effect).
The clunk / rattle noise is quite light and only occurs over small sharp bumps, pot holes, no noise over any bigger / more gradual bumps though. It even occurs sometimes on raised road markings. Sounds like a loose bush or maybe in the shock absorber ? It also comes and goes.....depending on how wet / dry it is..... :-/
The local alfa garage had a look today, and could not find anything, have checked drop links, anti roll bar connections, lower / upper arms all seem ok.......to their credit they refused to try to fix until they had a better idea what it could be (some thought of a steering rack prob (worrying!)..).
I know there are lots of posts on the forum on rattles, but wondered if someone knows the symptoms (and the cause too).