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  1. Strange rubbing noise

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi gents, new to Alfas and the forum so go easy. I have a strange issue with my Alfa 147 1.6. Every now and again I get this rubbing sound from what sounds like the wheels or something around the hub etc, you can almost kinda feel it through the pedals. Thing is I'm not sure how loud it is...
  2. Rear tyres rubbing on my V6

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Afternoon each I've got a V6 GTV with the standard 17" teledials on. Should have 225/45/17s which is what is on the front. Mate of mine was getting rid of his tyres which had good tread on them and they were 235/45/17s. As they were free and the same type (Eagle F1 Asym) I had two of them to...
  3. front brake calipers rubbing wheel rims

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Standard wheels rims fitted to alfa 156 ts.Pads rubbing slightly.Bled front right handside with pressured bleed (Gunson).Still rubbing but not so badly.Worse when turning full lock.
  4. light metalic sound, like a metal fan rubbing against metal

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 156 2l ts sele developed a light metalic sound, a bit like a metal bladed fan rubbing against it's guard really lightly - quite noticeable in the cabin, and rises with the revs. I opened the hood, and the sound is coming from the left side of the engine, where all the belts are (covered)...
  5. Cyclic rubbing sound...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Argh..a little last minute but... I recently left my 156 sat in an Airport carpark for 4 weeks while sunning myself and have come back to some strange noises from the front end! From around 30mph onwards there's a cyclic sound (not to dissimilar to a washing machine winding down from a spin!)...
  6. Rear rubbing sound

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi there, Had no problems with my '99 GTV V6 for a good while:) so haven't posted but recently developed a rubbing sound coming from the rear of the car. Not sure if it is linked but it seems to have come about after carrying rear passengers (much to their discomfort!) around. The sound...
  7. rubbing strips

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    i am going to by my first alfa next year, a mito 1.6 jtm veloce in etna black. having to park my car in avery tight parking space i am concerned about inconsiderate people causing damage to my car and am considering purchasing fiat grande punto strips as i dont think alfa supply these. i would...
  8. Tyre rubbing wheel arch.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My drivers side tyre rubs the front of the wheel arch slightly before full lock. Only notice it when parking or on tight corners but I should sort it really. Have 17 inch teles, 45 profile tyre. With the wheel straight on I can just about get my open hand between the tyre and the front of the...
  9. Constant rubbing noise?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I am getting a constant rubbing noise that sounds like a warped disc or dodgy propshaft. Has anyone else suffered from this problem?
  10. tyre rubbing on 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    just upgraded from 15's to 215/45/17 :D thing is i am getting a slight bit of tyre rubbing in the front arches. i have totally standard (non-SP) suspension so they seem to have plenty of room (and plenty have bigger wheels on lower cars) at full lock when idle there is a slight rub, this is...
  11. Tyre rubbing

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello, Does anyone know why my offside rear wheel contacts the wheelarch liner when I go over largish bumps? I'm not racing over humpback bridges, here - even on a large undulation on a country road it'll do it. I wish it wouldn't... Unrelated: Changed front disks and pads yesterday. Got a...
  12. 147 suspension rubbing?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi, I was doing a bit of work around the rear wheel arches of my 147 and Ive noticed a spot on the upper bodywork inside the arch where the paint was completely worn off apparently by repeated soft rubbing. Ive looked all around and there is no obviuous culprit, lines and hoses are all nowhere...
  13. Rubbing noise and not starting first time.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi i ve just got my alfa 156 2.0 ts :thumbs: and i have to say i love the car even though ive only had it a few days, great drive and super looks, but theres a few niggles with the car as i expected getting a second hand car. 1st:-Theres a rubbing noise coming from the passenger side of the car...
  14. Front brake disc rubbing

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just had my car returned after a clutch job and although car has been standing for a few weeks the brakes were a little seized. now the front brakes rub and grind but only when turning to the left?? could this still be due to the seizure or something more ??? also managed to get forced onto the...
  15. Front wheels rubbing inner arches

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Chaps, Just flopped an MOT. Tester didn't like the front wheels rubbing the inner arches on full lock. Car is on standard 17" Alfa rims with the 225/45 17 tyres as specced in the manual The wheels have not been off the car since it last was MOTed a year ago. Any ideas why this could be the...
  16. Wheel Rubbing arch

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    ive got an alfa 147 and my front left wheel keeps rubbing my wheel arch when on about 1/2 lock and its started to wear through, ive pushed the plastic back as much as i can but its not made any difference. any thoughts? also just wondered why is it the 2litre is Relatively slow compared to...
  17. GTV6 with rubbing wheels

    General Alfa Discussion
    I have a 1985 GTV6 2.5 and I have a problem with the rear tires (205/15R60s) rubbing the wheel arches. Now the bump stops that were on my '84 are absent on my 85. One person has told me that 1985s never had them but I don't know. Does anyone know if this is true? If not, where can I...
  18. Rubbing sound, left rear wheel.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just got an '02 156 2.5 V6, noticed a rubbing noise, when test driven which appeared to be coming from the left rear wheel, thought it might be the brakes, dealer said he had it checked, and that the mechanic tightened a loose clip of some sort, however the noise is still there, could this be a...
  19. Rubbing strips - this one cant be controversial surely?

    General Alfa Discussion
    I am perusing the Alfa 147 accessories catalogue (only a week to wait!) and I see some rubber rubbing strips. Now I'd prefer not to but in this world where people gauge door opening by the thump from the adjacent car's bodywork they may be a sadly required item. Question is - does anyone have...
  20. Re: Metallic rubbing noise when turning left

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Re: Metallic rubbing noise when turning left Regarding my 2002 GTV 2.0 TS. When cornering left there is a metallic rubbing/grinding noise coming from the front of the car. My thoughts are possible drive shaft or wheel bearing. Can anyone confirm or dismiss my ideas?