Back in the Alfa
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: United Kingdom
159 Q4 - Clicking Noises...
Hi all, the car has developed an unpleasant click, seems to be from the front right but I'm checking the other corners this weekend. It sounds like a shaft problem to me and I suspect the inner CV/Pot Joint, there feels like there is a little play when grabbing the body and rotating the brake disc. The boots are intact on both ends of the shaft and the noise doesn't change on cornering, it's mostly present when coasting, especially at lower speeds. It's not there under acceleration or braking.
I'm assuming that the offside shaft's inner spider is worn but I don't know if the wear is in the spider itself or the pot races. There's no play in the bearings and no sounds of bearing rumble.
I've got a set of parts on order to overhaul a driveshaft with the exception of the inner pot, I've only sourced the (correct for Q4) spider joint. I suspect I'm going to have to outsource this job an indy, lack of time/space at the moment but if anyone has had a similar experience or alternative diagnosis I'd be grateful to hear opinions.