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  1. Drive shaft issue when changing lower suspension arm

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    This weekend I have had to replace the offside lower suspension arm due to the ball joint failing the MOT. I did the nearside one a couple of years ago without issue. I managed to do the nearside without removing the Disc and Calliper so I thought using the same method would work on the offside...
  2. Weird suspension knocking

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    As stated in the title, it seems like something is under stress during hard turning left-right and hard stopping and starting and then randomly releases that stress (while waiting for green light) with a knock that can be felt abd heard in the footwell. Also all of a sudden reverse gear started...
  3. Rear Suspension lockup?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I recently completed a service on the 156 and requested help on the v6 plug change on this forum. Help (a solution) arrived by return mail so I am really grateful to the forum members. But now I have another issue. What I didn't confess in my earlier post was that the car was on stands...
  4. 164 cloverleaf auto/sport suspension

    Alfa 164 & 166
    hi, does the auto/sport suspension work off the power steering fluid, I have a p.s fluid leak from a flexible pipe which will have to be replaced, will the four shock absorbers have to be purged, and is there a bleed nipple on each. thanks for any replies
  5. Brera Prodrive Suspension Replacement

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, my 2.2 Brera Prodrive has its MOT on Monday and also getting its suspension checked over as despite a few new parts (drop links, lower wishbones) it’s still knocking away. Recently become aware of inconsistent steering feel too so have a suspicion the track rod ends are in need of...
  6. ALFA 166 - 2003 (pre facelift) 3.0 - SUSPENSION

    Alfa 164 & 166
    One of the front springs on my 166 turns out to be broken. However, the garage says 'someone' has changed the original, probably to lower slightly. I will replace the lot with standard issue. Would be grateful if anyone has any comment or advice about this. Thanks! PJ
  7. V6 Suspension

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I am currently running with Koni STR'S front and rear along with Eibach springs with an alleged 20mm drop. I think the front is fine but the rear sits too low, bottoms out and is very bouncy. I have a set of suplex springs sat here so am thinking of taking the Eibach's off the rear in favour...
  8. Current suspension options, FSDs no longer available

    Alfa MiTo
    Its about time to change my 1.4tb (155bhp) shocks. FSDs have been discontinued and the replacement to FSDs, Special Active, are not being made for the Mito. The Alfa equivalent from later model 135bhp Mitos will set me back £400 odd ish. Whats the current most comfortable option? Currently...
  9. Lighter suspension components - Upgrades?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Pud's had me looking at polybushing the rear bush on the (front) lower arms on my 159 on the basis it will help with inner edge tyre wear. As part of this I noted that my Mother's Brera, an early model, whilst having a cast iron upright, employs an alloy lower arm; IMG_8021 by Chris, on...
  10. Undoing suspension nuts & bolts...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just started on a refurb on the front suspension (new shocks, springs, wishbones and drop links) and so far I’ve only managed to get the two bolts off the bottom of on of the struts using an angle grinder. I’ve still got another 30 assorted nuts and bolts to undo including the drop links and...
  11. Brera 3.2 S suspension damage, help

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Everyone, I previously posted having purchased a 2009 3.2 S with 57K miles. It has some damage to the front OS suspension. I have bought cars before with similar damage. They have typically had pressed steel arms so it is easy to see damage, they bend or snap. The forged or cast arms on...
  12. Suspension bolt sheared - best way to replace?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I was swapping the rear shock absorbers on the 147 (1.6TS) and as I was torquing up the long bolt that pins the shock to the bearing the bolt sheared. Looking online I've found a replacement at the Alfa Workshop, which will cost me £11.40 for the bolt and £3.36 for the nut. Is there anything...
  13. 164 long rear suspension bolts

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Anybody know where I might be able to get hold of a set of the very long bolts for the 164 rear suspension please? Two very long ones that go through the bottom of the rear upright, two shorter ones that go through the top of the rear upright, and the two long ones that go through the middle of...
  14. Rear suspension spring rubber seat

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Evening all, as title says I’m after a set of spring seats for my rear suspension. There out of stock on alfaworkshop. Anyone know where else I can buy them? Can’t seem to find them anywhere else Cheers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Koni Sport(yellow) suspension with Giulietta

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello, May i know that here have the Giulietta owners used the koni sport model suspension? I am consider now... Thanks
  16. GT Suspension Knock After ARB bush change

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys! My '05 GT JTD has a knocking sound in the front when I'm going over some speed bumps, pot holes or uneven road after my ARB bushes have been changed, as if the wheels are shaking off. My upper wishbones were changed around a month ago - at the same mechanic, not an Alfa specialist but...
  17. Brera Prodrive Suspension Replacement

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi there I have just become the proud owner of a 2007 2.2 petrol Brera and just found out my front suspension spring is cracked. Mechanic has told me my suspension is made by Prodrive and they don't make the part anymore and even Alfa UK can't get it. (OEM 46003174) So I am a little bit...
  18. 166 Front wishbone suspension bushes

    Alfa 164 & 166
    166 Front wishbone suspension bushes. Are they a DIY job or strictly garage? I have seen on other Alfa's that it's easier to change the whole wishbone?
  19. Gtv v6 Cup suspension advice

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My newly purchased cup is probably due a refresh of the suspension. Seems a common choice to go for the koni strt shocks with standard suplex springs. I’m wondering if anyone knows the part numbers for the standard springs and possibly a kit with all the bushes bolts that will probably snap...
  20. Creaky rear suspension

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hoping you guys can help me on my other halfs 147... I've recently replaced both rear shock absorbers, rear springs and rear droplinks. The left side (passenger) has quite a bad creak all the time, however much more pronounced when weight is put on the suspension when cornering etc. I took...
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