Useful tip from specialist - Power Steering
I took my newly purchased Brera in for a checkup at my local specialist.
Particularly given some of the concerns on here re: power steering rack.
Luckily mine makes no funny noises and no play in the rack, but he did something I don't recall seeing in here.
He placed an extendable magnet on a wand in the power steering fluid reservoir (cap off), left it to idle for around 3 minutes and then twisted the steering wheel to get the fluid moving around.
Then he pulled out the magnet to check for any metal filings, a completely dead PS rack often has a massive build up on the end of the magnet...mine only had 2 microscopic grains. Not only a good check, but certainly cant hurt removing filings running around all the seals.
Current Italian Cars:-
2004 Alfa Romeo GT 2.0 JTS
Previous Italian Cars :-
2003 Maserati 4200 Cambiocorsa
2006 Alfa Brera 2.2 SV JTS
1999 Alfa Romeo 156 2.4 JTD
2005 Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 JTS Veloce
2004 Alfa Romeo GT 1.9 JTD
2001 Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0 V6 Lusso
2002 Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 JTS