Hi all, hope someone can help me...
I bought an alfa 156 sportwagon about a week ago, and the problems are starting. I'm getting a vdc failure, called the dealer, he said to drop it down and he'll reset it... that's fine, i'll call to him over the weekend.
But... Last night I started her up and as I was pulling out of my driveway - the steering was making horrible whining noises as it turned left/right... same when driving and turning corners - turn the wheel and it whines like hell... just sounds bad. When I got home I mentioned it to my wife, she had taken it out earlier that day and said she didn't hear anything, but... she said the were warnings coming up about brake fluid/handbrake?!
I remember having a similar problem (turning the steering wheel and getting a whining noise) before with another car, and the problem was that the power steering fluid was leeking. I checked under the bonnet of the alfa last night, tho I'm not a mechanic - I didn't see anything leaking...
Anyhow, I suppose I'm asking if these problems are linked? I know the VDC failure and the brake fluid/handbrake could be electronic probs, that's fair enough... but the steering noise I am worried about!!!
Thanks in advance for any help!