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  1. Metal scraping noise when pulling away

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, have recently noticed a distinctive noise occurring sometimes when I’m pulling away from a standstill. It’s a metallic noise, sounds like metal scraping/grinding. Quite loud but very short and only as I pull away at traffic lights etc (not every time, only occasionally). Certain it’s...
  2. Scraping sound when braking

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    When I brake, the wheels make a subtle scraping (not squeaking) sound. It goes away after the first 5-10 times I press the pedal. I took off the wheel to see what's the deal and the inner side of the rim was covered with black greasy filth. Here is how things look like Brake pads were...
  3. Under bonnet scraping on ground, bent piece.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, i parked with the front over the gutter / path and when reversing it bent a piece / plate / cover of metal down somewhat so now if i got over a large hump or drop-off it scrapes loudly on the ground, do you have any idea what this plate / cover is for or if i can just take it to someone...
  4. Scraping noise around 1300 rpm and 1800 rpm

    Alfa Giulietta
    My Giulietta has a scraping noise around 1300 and again around 1800 rpm, when acceleration slowly, its hard to hear, but the noise sounds almost like the "heat cover touch the break disk or similar" "or like the exhaust touch the bottom of the car" i've been searching and find that some people...
  5. Scraping noise when turning?

    Alfa MiTo
    I've noticed a weird noise coming from the front of my Mito when I turn left at some speed. Say, going up a ramp to a motorway at like 50 mph, while turning left, I can hear a scraping/rattling type sound which is quite audible. Most of all, it sound a bit like an exhaust scraping along the...
  6. alfa spider broken cam belt and knackered whole car needs to go (scraping)

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    hi my old 1999 red(ish) alfa spider 2l ts needs to vacate the drive way I have sold most interior dash parts and seats last year but now need the whole car to go obviously non runner still a few pound in breaking but buyer would need to collect (low loader ) from Bournemouth, unfortunately no...
  7. Alfa 147 scraping on humps

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, Just got my 147 back from a suspension rebuild and this little piece from the plastic engine guard has started scraping on every single hump I go over. Is it important or can I cut that little piece off?
  8. Scraping, grating sounds from front wheels

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Driving along this morning and noticed a slight scraping sound from the front. This got worse a bit later on. It eased off on right hand bands and got much much worse on left handers (I think I have that right :mope:). I seemed to think the sound came from the offside, but it's difficult to...
  9. Metal scraping sound on right-hand turn

    Alfa MiTo
    Evening all :) Has anyone else experienced this? It sounds like something scuffing on the driver's side wheel as the wheel is on a right-hand turn. Ain't got a clue what it could be and have had a good look myself, but can't see anything obvious. P.S - "Scraping" (as used in my thread title)...
  10. scraping sound - Saturday morning job

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Driving to work today I heard a scraping sound from, I think the offside rear wheel. Nothing knocking or rumbling, just an intermittent scraping sound, following the rotation of the wheel. Sometimes it went away, sometimes it was more prominent - being the offside wheel it was much more...
  11. Scraping noise on hard cornering

    Alfa MiTo
    Hello All - some of you may remember me from a few years back (same name). Well having lurked constantly ever since I decided to give it another try. This time I refuse to get drawn into willy waving contests or silly off topic stuff that seems to be the bane of internet fora and what resulted...
  12. Strange scraping sound when air ventilation on

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Guys, Been hearing this strange sound for the past 6 weeks or so and trying to figure out where it was coming from. Originally I though it was loud and coming from outside, but can only be heard from within the car with all windows shut and air ventilation fan on. The sound is a sort of...
  13. Scraping Y reg spider if anyone interested!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Need new engine, near M25 A3
  14. Scraping & Multi Story car parks!

    Alfa MiTo
    Afternoon all, Entered into the world of the Alfa Romeo about 4 weeks ago and so far I am loving it! However, there is one problem I've been noticing; when coming down out of Multi- story car parks the fins underneath the car scrape, no matter how slow I go. I've read the thread on ground...
  15. 164 24V CamBelt Scraping

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi All, Greetings from the USA where the newest available Alfa's are from 1995! I was looking at a 'purchasing a164LS (24V V6) and had a question which I thought you might be able to weigh in on. The good news is that the car has all its ervice receipts from dealer back to new. The car...
  16. 156 ground clearance? Scraping on parking post

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, I've just been allocated a new parking spot with my flat which has a fold-down parking post in the middle of the parking space. It hardly sticks up far (maybe 10-11cm) when folded down, but something on the underside of the car is scraping when I park. Surely the ground clearance on a...
  17. Scraping of free milk for under 5's

    Poll Room
    Should free milk be stopped for under 5's ?... UK health minister Anne Milton said there was no evidence that the scheme improved the health of children and that it was too expensive - next year it would cost £59m to run. But she said that she was considering increasing the value of Healthy...
  18. Underside scraping on country roads

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have just had my 156 serviced along with all tyres changed. The underside engine cover is now scraping on practically any speed bump, on country roads with a slight camber and once when braking hard. I have taken it back and seen it on the ramps - cover fitted tight and nothing wrong with...
  19. Scraping noise when turning right?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    This may be a new noise - or something not noticed before. I get it when turning right - like at an island. Sounds like metal on metal. It's not there when turning left. It's a 1999 TS - everything standard any suggestions? Thanks Cheers dan
  20. GT - scraping sound

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Started up the car this eveing and as I pulled out of the car park I heard a scraping sound that sounded similar to when the brake pads are worn but it only happened in first gear when at full lock left or right. Tried full lock in reverse and it didnt happen. There's also a white residue on the...