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  1. Strange rubbing noise when veering left

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi all, As per title, I am experiencing a strange rubbing/humming noise when veering to the left. Noise goes away as I turn the wheel back and it doesnt make any noise when veering right. It sounds like it's coming from the left side albeit kind of central. Does it both in gear or coasting in...
  2. Front tyres rubbing (with pics)

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So last week I had my GTA Teledials (originals) refurbed and had new tyres fitted. From the reading I'd done it seemed 225/45/r17 was the correct size (to replace the 215/40/r17 that they with 2nd hand) When refitting the wheels with the new tyres I noticed there was almost no clearance between...
  3. Rear tyre rubbing on suspension

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Recently bought a 147 2.0 and there is a problem with it in that when there are passengers in the back seat, the right rear tyre rubs on what I suspect is the top of the spring mounting. This happens on bumps and left hand turns. There is only a very small gap between the top of the tyre (205/55...
  4. Rubbing sound when driving...oooeer

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Investigating a dull grinding rubbing sound, that sounds like its coming from the front. Whipped off wheels and have to admit not much play in the wheel and spins freely without any grinding or rubbing noise (unlikely bearings?). Noticed pads were pretty well worn discs the moment most...
  5. Rubbing noise

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Help! My Alfa 147 1.9 JTDm has recently started making a loud rubbing/scraping noise, only when cornering in 6th gear? Aby ideas?
  6. Bumpy Drive + Rubbing or Grinding Noise

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, I seem to have a bumpy drive when going slow ( on smooth roads so its not the bad road its on new roads including the m50) or even on the M1 at high speeds ( M1 seems to be the worst ) it feels as though someone is hitting or kicking my seat although no one is in the car but me, when i...
  7. Rubbing / grinding noise when reversing

    Alfa GTA
    Apologies if this has been well covered, but I have recently noticed a slight intermittent noise when I am reversing, particularly up a slope or on gravel. It's like a mild grinding / rubbing noise. Is there something wrong with my rear brakes? It sounds like it's coming from the back of the...
  8. Rubbing or Grinding noise coming from rear when stationary

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    only upon start up and only lasts maybee 10 seconds or so, P1 3.0 gtv its like an worn electric areal thats having trouble raising ??? it isnt cos i never have radiop on and today facia wasnt even conected ???
  9. rubbing noise coming from rear

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, a new problem for me...getting a rubbing noise from the rear, gets louder when I get over 30MPH and gets louder the faster I go. tyres are new and not even done 500 miles, rear fully polyflexed less than a month ago. I was completely noise free for a few weeks but this has just...
  10. Drone / Rubbing noise coming from.....somewhere??

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have spent the last few months getting my phase 1 GTV ready for a cross channel trip and finally set off last night about 6. After a good few hours cruising down the motorway (at legal speeds!!) the car seems to have developed a droning noise and it seems to be getting worse as I go on. I...
  11. Brera wiper arm rubbing on bonnet! Is this usual?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I’ve had my 06 Brera for nearly 1 month and have noticed that the wiper arm has a notch missing where it’s been rubbing on the bonnet. I have had to buy a touch up pen to touch up the bonnet but I think the wiper will just keep scraping the paint off! Is this a common problem? I was...
  12. 18" rear wheel rubbing

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi guys just wondering if you had any ideas on this. Recently purchased a set of 18s with 40/225 tyres which look great however the drivers side rear keeps rubbing when loaded, had arches rolled and some of the rear bumper removed yet still seems to touch only on drivers side. Car was loaded...
  13. Rubbing noise

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Another problem that has mysteriously just appeared, as I am driving around I have started getting a rubbing noise from the passenger front wheel area. It seems to occur when I am going over bumps. I have jacked the car up and don't have any movement in the wheel, I stuck a bar over the...
  14. rubbing front tyre ?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just noticed that my 2 front tyres are "JUST" touching the inner suspention strut, they have about 1mm gap when stationary, but when moving and under breaking etc, the tyre shape distorts, and touches (i can see the marks) Anyways, if i put a 5mm spacer on the 2 front wheels, i have these...
  15. Sprint tyres rubbing out

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    My Sprint has a habit of scrubbing the inside of both front tyres. There seems to be a lot of negative camber but that's how the tyre people set it after a front end alignment. Are they doing it wrong?
  16. rubbing noise front near side

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi im new to this site just wondered if somebody could help got a 156 2.0ts 2001 with a rubbing noise from the front n/s, the wheel seems to spin freely when jacked up and have also checked for top/bottom side to side on wheel, all seems fine The noise sounds like brake pads are worn seems worse...
  17. Rubbing noise on 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well, Lately, ive noticed that when I steer on the parking or at very low speeds, a strange rubbing noise comes from the front wheels. It seems like some rubber get in the way of another. it sounds LIKE my tires are too big and rub on the wings, but thats not the case, they are standard 15...
  18. How would you stop this rubbing?!

    Alfa 145 & 146
    For those who dont follow my thread on the 145 forum: My 145, Todays Pics - Alfa Romeo 145 - 146 Forum I have lowered my 145 on eibach springs and KYB shocks. It only rubs on the drivers side front when on full lock and the rear when giving a few beans round corners. I THINK i have found out...
  19. Wheel rubbing on the trailing arm

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello guys, picked my car from the bloody sprayshop and went to my mates shop to change the two front tyres... While trying to swap the front tyres to the rear and fit some new contis on the front, we discovered that the rear tyres were rubbing against the trailing arms. The car has a...
  20. cambelt rubbing on cambelt cover !

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi guys , I have a technical question to ask , I started the car last night , every thing perfect.. went for a drive , 15mins into the drive i heard a rubbing sound comming from the engine bay. Stopped the car and took a look. I could hear and feel the cambelt rubbing on the cambelt cover.. Has...