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159 Steering Judder

Hi 159 people

I've just moved from a 166 3.0 SL to a 159 2.2 JTS Lusso, in Oceano Black with tan leather.

While I miss the ooomph and the 'invisible hand' of V6 torque pushing me along, I have a new sense of purpose from the predictable handling and superb ride comfort.

However, one thing I've noticed is that when getting on the power in a tight turn on a typical British B or C road (i.e. bumpy!), there's a considerable amount of judder through the steering column that I can both feel and hear.....

Is this normal behaviour in all 159s/Breras? It's quite unsettling and didn't happen in the old 166.

Your thoughts are appreciated!

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Re: 159 Steering Judder

HI Tobes,
What history on your 159?? New or has some miles on it? Sounds like a quick jiggle of the track rod ends might be in order (inner and outer) then maybe the rack bushes.
These are the most easily checked and among the most likely causes. Of course if the car has no miles on it then........hmmmmm
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Re: 159 Steering Judder

Sounds like the usual Alfa steering column jiggle.

My Sportwagon did it and my Brera does it (slightly less) too. There's a bumpy tightening uphill bend on the way back from my folks and it's a right rattler.
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