Sorry about the “off topic” of this situation, but I’m becoming a little desperate.
I have a 1990 Lancia Delta Integrale 16V which is giving me a big headache.
As I know the 155 Q4 is almost the same thing (tech), I though about asking your Help.
I´m having a strange problem on my 1990 Integrale 16V.
When driving in very low speed, when I turn the steering full left/right the wheels "brake". I dont know the exact word, but it is like that.
Last week everything was fine, but today when I was driving the car out of the garage, I had to turn the steering full left (like always) and I noticed that I had to press the acelerator more than the usual, because the car was braking. And I wasn´t braking. It was dificult to drive it out of the garage, and at one point it also cut of.
I jacked the car, first in the rear and then in the front and there is not any wheel locked by a brake caliper.
Then I checked the gearbox oil, and noticed that it is a little bit UP then the normal, but I think it is better a little more then a little less.....
I know that you are going to say that it is a characteristic of the grale to be sort of braked when turning. And yes, you are right,. But this is not the case, because if I turn full right (or left), put 1ª or reverse gears, and de-clutch, the car seems to be braking. The engine must do a lot of power, the front wheels seem to be braking and the rear wheels apears to be skiding (I don´t know if it is the right word - the wheels move but the all car almost doesn´t move). With this, most of the times I ear a "Plink or a Tac" coming from the front right (I think) of the car.
At the same time, if I stop the car it apears that the gear box (the gear stick) has a lack of precision (just with the wheels turned), it becomes rough, if I put the wheels strait, it´s normal again.
If I go down a road in NEUTRAL and slowly, and if the road becomes plane, strait, and I turn full to one direction, the car stops. Not quick, but if I´m going at 20km/h, in + or - 10 meters it stops, like if I was braking (all of this in neutral, not any gear engaged).
If I do the test in a small climb, I can came out of the car that the car doesn´t move (without the hand brake), and I can pull it a little that it moves very little. I tried that with a friend pulling the car and me in the car, just in case of the car start to move fast.
So.... what is the problem?
Am I going to spend a lot of money?
I confess that I don´t understand.....
I´m a little desperate, because were I live there isn´t any Integrale specialist. Everyone repairs jeeps and Land Rovers, but none knows anything about this car.
So.... Who can give me a clue?
Sorry again (I knows this is not the right place)
Thanks in advance
1992 155 1.8 TS (Not mine – It´s my father´s and has 55000Km)
1984 Sprint Veloce 1.3
1991 33 1.5 Carbs
1990 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V