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  1. Tyre rubbing when turning at low speed

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi all, I have noticed that when I reverse out of my driveway and turn, my Veloce makes a rather obvious tyre rubbing/vibrating feeling which is audible and can be heard/felt within the car. Not even full lock is required for it to act this way. I am turning the car whilst either crawling out...
  2. Brake Pad Rubbing Sound Not From Buckled Disk!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, So i recently started getting a a large scraping sound coming from the passenger side wheel area. Upon further investigation i found that the disk was rubbing against the pads. So i replace the disks and the pads thinking that i have buckled rotor. However, i still having an issue with...
  3. MPS4S rubbing?

    Alfa Giulia
    A few of you have mentioned that with the MPS4S you get very little clearance under the arches and around the suspension components. There's also talk that not all the QFs are the same under the arches with regards to parts....... we'll, I had my wheels off last week for some detailing work and...
  4. 916 Spider TS rear wheel rubbing

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Afternoon all, I'm wondering if anyone else has had issues with the rear wheel (wheel not tyre) rubbing on the rear trailing arm (spring pan) under 'spirited' cornering? Its worn quite a ridge on the inner rim of the wheel!:shocked: My understanding is that the outer training arm bushes are...
  5. Mito steering rubbing

    Alfa MiTo
    Just hit a curb on my drivers side front making the alloy a mess and now there is a rubbing on left hand lock. I guess I've done some serious damage as wheel is no longer sitting centrally in the arch as it is on the other side. Any ideas as to what I could have done? AA on there way now. Harry
  6. Front Eibach ARB rubbing against hadbrake metal support

    Alfa GTA
    Just recently my workshop which specializes in Alfas mounted set of Eibach ARBs. They however encountered some problems after mounting front stabilizer. Eibach front stabilizer 10-20-320-VA is more bended in the middle than the standard GTA/GT 3.2 V6 one, that is why it takes more place in the...
  7. 147 JTDm rubbing noise

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've dropped one of the front wheels off for refurbishment and fitted the spare on the front right corner. Pulling out of the wheel repairers I noticed a rubbing noise coming from the front right corner. The car also makes a noticeable rubbing/grinding noise which only manifests while coasting...
  8. Inner Wheel Liner Rubbing

    Alfa Giulietta
    Been hearing some odd noises when on the motorways of England since i had my clutch done. It was louder the faster I went Thought at first it something to do with the clutch but wasn't convinced. Then thought it was the under tray being loose. Checked that all good. Was becoming convinced it...
  9. Wiper blades loud rubbing

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hey all, My wiper blades are rubbing the windscreen like mad 99% of the time :( Should I replace them or shall I try cleaning them? Cheers
  10. Alfa gt wiper rubbing

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all I have a problem with drivers side wiper arm rubbing on the bonnet edge. Took arms and scuttle off and wiper mechanism seems fine Had a look at the past posts on this but seems normally this is to do with a broken mechanism whoch in my case does not seem to be the problem Any ideas...
  11. Alfa 147 Wipers (advice)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello Team Alfa, I have recently aquired a 2002 Alfa 147 and have spent the last 2 months rectifying problems that have developed over the last 13 years as well as learning about the numerous "common" faults associated with these beutiful machines. I recently snapped the plastic on the cars...
  12. New tyres rubbing on my gt

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    New tyres rubbing on my gt. NOW SOLVED. Hi all. New here. But requiring a bit of advice. I've put 2 new back tyres on my gt and now when going right it sounds like the tyre is rubbing on something. Any ideas. Dan
  13. Wheels rubbing

    South Africa
    I have a bit of a problem on my car: I am running 10mm spacers front and rear. The wheels are 8j x 18" ET35. The teledial rims were 8j x 17" ET30. Tires are 225/40/18 and previously were 225/45/17 so the width is the same. Here comes my question: ET35 means the wheel centerline is 5mm more...
  14. Handbrake cable rubbing on something?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    It was fine Friday, and the cables have not long been replaces (<12 months) but today it feels like the handbrake is rubbing over something. It makes some noise below the handbrake itself, but the strangest part is that if I have my foot on the brake when I pull on the handbrake you get a period...
  15. Front tyres rubbing off springs with spirited driving

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Wasn't a problem until the other day when I upgraded to 17 inch tele dials:) Tyre size is the reconmmended 225/45/17. Anyway on a bit of spirited driving tonight I could feel a rubbing noise from the front on hard cornering, as if the tyre was rubbing off the wheel arch lining. Anyway on...
  16. Wheel help please, rubbing, spacers, studs and offset

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I want to swap the Super's 15" wheels and 155 tyres for a spare set of refurbed 14" with new 185's. The problem is that my axle is off centre by over an inch so even with a 5mm spacer the near side inner tyre still rubs on the axle strap mount and 5mm is the max I can space it out and keep...
  17. Wheels rubbing?

    Alfa MiTo
    So, I've got a Mito QV on the 18 inch qv wheels. If I drive a tad quickly round a tight bend or a roundabout I get a rubbing sound, I get it from whichever wheel is on the outside of the corner. It's only when I'm going fast I get this noise. If I'm driving normally or even full lock when...
  18. wiper arm rubbing on bonnet

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ok is a 57 gt, recently purchased and my first alfa. Every thing perfect and in great condition. Gave it a good hour pre sale checking her over. However driving home from work and noticed a small rust line on the back edge of the bonnet. Was the next day after having it cleaned so thought the...
  19. QV Brembo Caliper rubbing on standard wheel

    Alfa Giulietta
    I am wondering if anyone on here has experienced a similar problem to me ? I have a standard QV Giulietta fitted with 18" turbines. At the end of March i became aware of a "squeak" coming from the front left wheel just as I was arriving home after a long-ish drive. Sure enough the paint on the...
  20. Jtd clutch issue clutch plate rubbing

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, ive started to do a clutch change on my 147 jtd following a failure, which was caused by the clutch plate coming into contact with the gearbox oil seal carrier, hopefully the pictures attached show you what I mean, the top of the seal carrier is mushroomed from contacting the clutch...
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