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  1. Alfa 147 door rubbing strips.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Has anyone tried to remove these off the doors, hard black rubber strips about 1/3 rd up from bottom of door, my partners have started to peel off and am wondering if I pull them off how hard i it to get rid of what ever holds them on.:rant:
  2. Wheel Rubbing

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, My driver's side front wheel arch liner has completely rubbed through at the front, and I need a replacement. I hope that it has rubbed through because it had come loose at a corner, rather than the wheel rubbing on it in its correct position (i think this is the case as nothing behind the...
  3. What Offset can I go up to without rubbing?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The 17s on my Alfa need replacing as two are now cracked and they desperately needed a refurb so thinking I might as well buy new wheels. 18" v6 wheels are like the proverbial rocking horse stuff so thinking of going after market for another set of 17s ideally to use the tyres that are on my...
  4. Shock Rubbing on rear wheel....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    so off to work i go this morning.. nothing out of the norm.. but a smell starts and i notice some smoke from the back of the car... park up at the station... had a look through the best site on the web for advice... and am all prepared to be looking at hoses, egr, valves and to my surprise i...
  5. Rubbing Pipes

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hope this helps someone avoid possible problems. Recently noticed the two pipes which exit to the front of [plastic] engine cover ; sorry not sure what pipes they are but on my G' one of them has been rubbing on plastic cover and could well have worn right through? I have since tied the two...
  6. Rear arch tyre rubbing

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Evening all, As no doubt you might have seen I have added new Alfa 164 wheels and I have a new rear arch on my GTV6. All is well, well.... I thought. On an awkward bit of camber I had a nasty bit of rubbing on my new arch. Now there is an overlap of the new inner rear arch over the new outer...
  7. 159 JTDm 16V rubbing noise when engine is warm

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    hi, i bought 159 6 months ago (year 2008, 130k km (80k miles)). I've been searching for solution (all over the internet) for this rubbing noise for the last 5 months. Sometimes i did find someone with similar problem, but .. just similar :( Drove it to mechanic twice, they registered problem...
  8. Blue coloured exhaust and rubbing noise from rear

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Morning all, Alfa 1.9JTDM has started to struggle to start in cold mornings, also is sending out a nice very pale blue coloured exhaust? Any thoughts? Also whilst I'm on, I have an odd rubbing noise coming from my right rear quarter sounding like its in the wheel arch, I have had a look...
  9. Metalic "rubbing" noise!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi folks! I'm hoping you can shed some light in my direction on an issue I have, when driving the car along I can hear what I can only describe as a metal noise, it's a constant noise thats present with the aircon off so I know its not the gas, also my aircon was serviced recently and the noise...
  10. Eibach Anti Roll bar rubbing

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, My brother installed an Eibach Anti Roll bar and it is rubbing the right drive shaft when turning the steering wheel to the left. The problem is severe when using the inner hole (tougher setting) but is there also with the outer hole. The installation seems straight forward but we must have...
  11. Rubbing or squeak type of noise!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Not really sure how to describe the noise, but kind of a rubbing! I have owned a 147 for about two years and recently bought myself a GT! I have had a noise on the front of my 147 that seemed to disappear in the wet, thinking it was probably the track rod end drying out, as that's the only thing...
  12. 'Rubbing' sound on bumps when loaded.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello all, I recently had 2 friends over from Wales for a short break with me. During their stay I neglected to pump my tyres up from normal to compensate for the extra (200kg with cases) load. On bumps we could hear a small but noticeable rubbing sound, sort of light material and light...
  13. Rubbing noise on steering from wheels?

    Alfa Giulietta
    I'm sure I've read something on this previously but cannot find. Any ideas anyone?
  14. Wheel rubbing on caliper

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi you lovely people hope you're having a nice summery weekend getting tanned etc etc.:lol: just picked up a cheap 156 twin spark in alfa red today, after selling my black beauty last week, replacing it with a volvo v40 and nearly dying of boredom. anyway it seems like a decent car, not perfect...
  15. rubbing type noise from top of engine? 2L TS

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    As the subject says, there is a rubbing kind of noise from the top of the engine, as as guess I would say top right; near the belt. Sorry the description is not good, its kinda hard to describe a noise! Anyway, what could this be? And how could it be fixed? Many thanks, Steve
  16. squeak / rubbing noise?

    Alfa GTA
    Hi, took the car out yesterday, and had no radio on etc, I could notice a pretty constant sort of squeak / rubbing noise coming from the front left... sounded a bit more like a 'wave of noise' like brakes rubbing or something, but very lightly catching... but I don't think it was the brakes.. as...
  17. Please help! Problem 159 metal rubbing sound!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello, I am a newby on this site and kindly asking you for assistance. I am the proud owner of AR 159SW 1.9 JTD 16V M-150HP year 2008 with 60,000 km:cool: However, I am already quite puts the nerves :rant: so I am asking, if you can help me solve a problem, because even at an authorized...
  18. 147 rear bumper rubbing strip

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Does anyone know if you can remove and replace the black rubber rubbing strip that runs along the length of the back bumper? Can this be done without removing the bumper? Mine's damaged........:confused:
  19. Wheel weights rubbing front calipers

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Yesterday I changed tires to winter ones and after picking the car I realized that wheel weights are rubbing front calipers. I am now concerned if some damage is done to the calipers as I have driven it for 10 miles and above 70. Has anyone experienced this and can damage be done to calipers...
  20. 18" Brera Wheels on 159 Rubbing ?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys Recently bought a 56 reg 159 2.4 jtd with 18" Brera wheels on. Went for a test drive on my own and all seemed fine. Anyway when i drive it on my own it's fine but as soon as i have my missus in the car with me or have stuff in the boot when i go round a roundabout it seems like the...