Aux Crank Pulley Fitted, No Different!
Well finally just spent around £240 on getting the aux crank pulley done on the 156 due to a nasty rattle, guess what, no difference made. I still have a rattle when accelerating which seems to be getting louder and louder and is rather embarassing.
I think to be honest this is the end of the road for the 156 now, which really is a shame as it is a nice car to drive, but unfortunately it is bleeding me dry. I have spent so much money on this car, it beggers belief, and working it out I would have been better off buying a new car on finance than keeping it!
If anyone does have any final suggestion as to what this could be, I would be extremely grateful. Engine is a recon' 3.0 litre unit fitted late last year, so nothing on the internals of the engine for sure.
My guess is clutch/flywheel related, as I have just noticed after driving it that when depressing the clutch ever so slightly, the noise does dissapear. When engaging the clutch again, the noise comes back. This only applies when driving the car, there is no noise when the engine is revved or sitting idling.
I have posted so many threads about this now and still I have no answer or idea as to what this rattle could be. The reason I replaced the crank aux pulley was because it was running out of true and bouncing all over the place, looking like it was going to fall off, but as I said, absolutely no difference made. I just pray that this could be a cheap fix otherwise unfortunately, the car really has got to go this time.
Alfa Romeo 156 3.0 V6 24v Lusso (2000)
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