My GTV back end started squeeking at about a year old and 14,000 miles. My Alfa agents told me it worn out the rear wish bones and will cost me 400 quid. Does anyone know this problem and is this a taking down of the trousers?
Hi James, I had a squeek at the front of mine, turned out to be a loose nut on the suspension, garage fixed it in about 15 mins.
If I were you, Id get a second opinion, dont know if this would be covered by warranty, you may be just outside it for mechanical defects. If so, go to an independent garage, it will cost a whole lot less. They'll probably do a better job too. What part of uk are you in?
I shall get a second opinion and pay special attention to the suspention bolts.
To answer your question, I'm based in south Oxon but prepared to travel to get this addictive heap fixed. I have had some bad experiences with Alfa agents and so-called specialists. Plenty of material for future threads.
You might be interested in Evo Oct 200O,Buyers guide on GTV/Spider under Buying Checkpoints.
"As the front wishbone bushes begin to wear they start to rattle and clonk.When that happens they should be replaced as soon as possible.If the same thing happens at the rear on a 2.0 litre car neglect can have more serious consequences,as the extra stress can damage the rear sub-frame(£1000).
The rose jointed rear set up of the V6 not only works better but is also stronger and bushes last considerably longer."
Hope this helps
Pete (Catherines other half!)
PS Might be worth a trip to Autodelta.Not used them for any work but quite useful for advice.