big clunk, a rattle under the car and then alot of squeaking when braking....
So.....in an (I think successful) effort to fully bed in my new performance friction pads on my new brembo discs, I finally managed on the motorway this evening to get the brakes up to a decent temperature and use them in an exuberant and gratuitous manner. By braking very firmly from somewhere far north of how fast I should have been driving.
So....that all went reasonably well in so much as the brakes now at least feel more balanced, lets hope it stays balanced :P.
However, during one of my run when I jumped on the brakes I heard a large clunk and then what sounded like if you were to run over a large pebble and hear it rattling under the car on its way out from your wheel arch. After this I now get a very audible and slightly alarming squeaky groaning sound coming from somewhere underneath the car - I cant pinpoint forward or back, I think maybe on the offside but I can't tell.
The car feels fine I think, except for the awful sound when I apply the brakes firmly. Doesn't happen with gentle braking.
Got home and there is no sqeaking or anything if I rock or push down on any of the car's corners.
I fear it could be a cracked spring possibly? I don't know...I'll have to have a better look in the daylight.
Anybody any ideas or things I should definitely check/test/wiggle/curse?
'08 159 Lusso 2.4JTDm Q-Tronic Sportwagon
'98 Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo