Originally Posted by alxlaw hi fellas im new to the land of fiat - anyway iv recently baut a 1.4 12v bravo very nice mechanicly sound but recently its starting to feel like iv made a big mastake - i can no longer drive it safely any more - basicaly when i first move off in 1st all seems fine for 2 seconds then clunk and the drive slips and aload of rattly noises start this happend every time i put
Thanks everybody for the hints. I did the usual checks (seats properly clipped in place...no objects etc etc) but i couldnt find anything wrong. The seat definitely need to be looked at cause it really feels like its not held in place even if it is...the feeling is just too horrible every now and then a clunk ....weird. Now the car squeak even when driving very slowly..like 5 mph...so i guess its either
Possibly a broken spring OR the spring is dislocated moving on the strut spring saddle plate. Locate which side of the car the noise is coming from. Left middle or right and go from there. (Im assuming the noise comes from the front.) Another possibility is a noisy siezed loose drop link ball joint. With noises like this then really speculation by me others is not very helpful. The only only solution
Checked the springs all look ok. Appear to be seated correctly. Ive narrowed the noise down to front right of the car near the pedals (RHD). I can actually feel the clunk when Im touching the pedals. Ill have a good look at it on the weekend and do the swivel plate idea. Thanks for the info I realise its difficult to diagnose car problems with vague descriptions like a clunk noise
The mechanic did try to check the Engine mounts by parking the car putting it in 1st gear open the hood and pushing the car in the front to see if he could provoke the clunky noise in that way. We couldnt hear anything... I hear the clunky sound loudest when changing to 3rd gear. I have a feeling that the sound either comes from the clutch or gearbox.
By clunk do you mean a sort of very quick crunching noise like if you grind your gears
Originally Posted by Botto The mechanic did try to check the Engine mounts by parking the car putting it in 1st gear open the hood and pushing the car in the front to see if he could provoke the clunky noise in that way. We couldnt hear anything... . I doubt you could diagnose an engine mount fault that way. The power of your engine inducing the sympton is far greater than the mechanic pushing the front of the car So............. ENGINE MOUNTS
mate It is a fiat not a Mercedes fiats make noises there is a higher level of NVH (noise Vibration Harshness) than other cars you may have drivenpassengered in I gave a colleague a lift the other day and she remaked that the car sounded broken she was referring to the drivetrain noise at low speed. He is used to BMW and Aston Martin. Stop worrying about it turn up the stereo or fit a noisy air filter and enjoy cainy1989 liked this post
Your post is a bit confusing... are you saying that the problem started when you had the new tyres fitted If so then it should have nothing to do with CV joints or subframes unless something got damaged or fitted incorrectly... Cant comment on the CV joint theory its possible that on an older car they can go but I dont think its a common fault (at least not on fiatforum). The most likely and usual
hi further looking checked all joints and bushes no movement jacked car up so both drive wheels clear of ground drove car in all gears so no weight on wheels no un-normal noise. so lowerd car back down went for short drive and after a while the clunk clunk sound returned but it comes and goes but if cv it would do it all the time so im now wondring is there a bearing or sort of thing where the shaft fits in to the gear box all advice thanks inadvance many thanks shaun
You could always consider the gearbox diff obviously the diff works differently when you turn a corner compared to driving straight ahead. The clunk could indicate somethink moving from side-to-side this may not happen when turning because the loading is different. On an older car checking or ideally replacing the gearbox oil is generally worthwhile and can help to identify or fix problems.
sounds very much like the good old rear gearbox mount just do an image search on google for fiat brava rear gearbox mount... very common fault on bravas and bravos if its coming from central area somewhere near shall we say slightly leftof the gearstick it will be the mount for the above mentioned there are threads about it too on here peice of cake to replace too.
Have you checked at the hinge that the door is on securely and there are no issues there sounds like something is out of alignment. Have you installed marea handles or something Could be something moved.
sounds like play on the central window runner. wedge some cardboard inbetween the glass and the door (on the inside) and then try it again if the clunk is gone then play on the runner is the problem.
Hinges etc are okay and yes it does have Marea handles. Thing is its strange it should only happen if the window is open less than an inch or fully closed - not otherwise Hmm have also just tried the cardboard approach but still has the same symptoms The noise it makes is a sort of...vibrating clunk of a noise - I recorded the sound of it hoping maybe I can stick it on here so it could help diagnose the problem...but dont think I can upload sound here
Mwahahaha I found it (well a friend did - but Im taking the credit) Pulling the plastic bit off the dorcard back and looking at the handle area it was a bit of the locking mechanism...there should be a bolt holding it in place...looks like one of the previous owners shaved it off (when installing marea handles maybe) and had stuck it together with adhesive which has obviously failed over the years...so when i put it in place (not used adhesive yet) no more noise
Originally Posted by john84 hi guys thanks so much for your quick replies i appreciatte them i have had new clutch done and it was fine . when i accelarate there is an noise not whining but a kind of ( cant describe it sh) as if im accelarating to 90mph but only got my foot on the pedal just . had it in arnorld clark garage where my brother (as a labourer)works and they changed ignition coils and
Originally Posted by cardinalbiggles 2.0 bravo Sport When accelerating and changing from 1st to 2nd there is an intermittent hesitation followed by a noise which sounds like its coming from the transmission has anyone experienced anything similair nothing on mine mate.. you experienced any problems with your DPF juddering and losing power when under strain
Well I took my car in again today to have the ARB link replaced but when they checked it everything was OK. Upon further inspection they noticed that the exhaust heatshield around the fuel tank was significantly bend and they decided this was the cause of the noise. I cant see how this would cause a solid clunking noise that appeared to come from the drivers side front wheel but I couldnt convince
cheers adapters came today so once I get the correct bolts and spigots Ill get it all fitted up. Hallelujah for work bonus . The ride height is okayish for where I live tho I smacked the underside really hard today so gonna have to watch for any leaks and pay more attention. Got too complacent then SMACK. Horrid noise think I got away with it this time There will also soon be another lowered bravo
craig my does exactly the same get a bit of a clunk just before stopping around 10mph my pads where changed about 5k ago they where just the cheap allied nippon pads as I had sod all money at the time mine seems to be more from the passenger side though
Same here with regards to the cheap pads because of no cash. In all fairness it stopps great just the clunk is frustrating. Ive noticed now that i get a click when i apply the brakes then a clunk as i start to lift my foot off the pedal anything from 30 mph and below Wierdly i dont get anything if i break hard or aggressivley.
Thread res As you know I am swithering about getting rid of clunky. One major issue is the gearbox whine which is now very apparent in 5th and 6th under light loads. It is not noticable when accelerating and very faint in other gears. So does this sound like gearbox bearings If so is it possible to get a gearbox reconditioned and is this advisable If not does anyone have a rough cost for a new box
Originally Posted by mrplebby Another thing mate when did the mark 2 come out on the bravo if i got a 07 model would that be on mark2 thanks for your help. The previous bravo was the one made from 1996 - 2001 which was 3 door only. The ones that got launched in JuneJuly 2007 are 5 door only and except for a couple of equipment changes havnt altered at all since 2007. Theyre meant to be doing a facelift
Originally Posted by JTD_Liam The previous bravo was the one made from 1996 - 2001 which was 3 door only. The ones that got launched in JuneJuly 2007 are 5 door only and except for a couple of equipment changes havnt altered at all since 2007. Theyre meant to be doing a facelift for it this year but it looks like being hardly noticeable. The only issues affecting it are Front suspension drop links
been on a diagnostic but the owner gave up when it did not report a fault which makes me think lambda as they often do not report. I also need to re-assess the noise there is a noticable clunk when letting the clutch up and a lot of chatter in neutral I think the gearbox bearing may be shot feels similar to when my Uno went the same way (input shaft) and I see it seems to be a weakness on the bravo
bought mine in March - smooth gears... However when changing gears i often hear a clunk noise.... went to the dealer and his mechanic agreed that the clunk was a bit loud for a brand new car... we checked it on another sport they had ...same clunk sound... so i guess THATs normal ....otherwise smooth changes. Best regards MR
Originally Posted by yossa Hi can anyone help me. Ok ill do my best to describe it when driving along at slow or fast speed the car pulls to the left when accelrating then a clunk and its ok then dose it all over again i have checked the following. Both lower suspenssion arms replaced Both CV joints replaced replaced power steering fluid all bolt on subframe and steering rack tight Track rod ends all
The regular metallic clunkping noise wasnt what I thought it was. The drivers seat was not latched in properly and after latching in when braking suddenly the noise disappeared. The ESR and hill hold still decides to disable itself now and again (and the cruise control does not work) and today I noticed that the brake lights are permanently on so theres clearly a problem somewhere....probably with