159 Ti, Clunking nsf suspension. Do you believe what the dealer told me?
Had a problem with my 159 Ti a week or so ago where the front left suspension would clunk every time I went over a speed bump or rough bit of road surface. It sounded really bad inside the cabin and I hardly drove it whilst waiting for a free slot at the dealer.
Took it to the same main Alfa dealer where it has had its first service and also had the driveshafts replaced under warranty. (Driveshafts were whining when de-accelerating and others on here had the same thing. They were changed approx 2,000 miles ago).
The dealer said that the suspension was clunking due to a bit of plastic being wedged in there. They said the plastic was there from when the car was originally transported and had probably dropped into the suspension recently. Apparently the plastic spacer is there to stop the car bouncing around when itís on the back of a transporter.
My concern is that they would surely have spotted the offending bit of plastic when the driveshafts were replaced. Or maybe when the driveshafts were replaced they left a clamp or something in place, or didnít do the job properly.
I just donít find the plastic spacer theory plausible. 13,000 miles on the clock and only now has it happened, and thatís after the driveshafts had been replaced! Maybe Iím being pessimistic, but I'd like to know what your thoughts are.