Weird noise in front end

Discussion in '308/328' started by jim rosenthal, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. jim rosenthal

    jim rosenthal Karting
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    Sep 10, 2006
    My '85 308 GTB has developed this odd habit; when the car is not moving, but engine turning, and I turn the steering wheel all the way to the right, it makes a loud noise as if some rotating part were rubbing on something. It sounds like metal on metal. Moving the wheel even a little towards center position stops it. It is very repeatable- always happens. Anyone ever heard this, any idea what it might be? We will get it on the lift and look but I wondered if anyone else has had this happen.

    Off this topic, but I find it very entertaining that as the 308s evolved, the gauge dials became LESS legible than they were at first. Even in broad daylight, I can't see the pointers of the gauges. Crazy.
  2. redqv

    redqv Karting

    Jan 26, 2015
    Almost Oregon, California
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    Ron Stevens
    I can’t help you with the steering wheel noise, but understand completely about the gauges. I have very seriously considered painting them an orange to match the tach when I had them all apart re- doing the bulbs with LED. But I’m sure no one on FChat would talk to me again.

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  3. moysiuan

    moysiuan Formula 3
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    Nov 1, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
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    Worn ball joint or tie rod? Maybe a worn or loose front coil spring assembly? should take the wheel off and torque up all the bolts, something might just be loose.
  4. dave80gtsi

    dave80gtsi Formula 3
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    Nov 3, 2003
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    Dave Meredith
    Off topic, but I can relate. I am blue-green color blind, and I solved my problem like this:

    Without exception, every single person who has noticed the gauges at car shows and such, over the past 15 years, has been very complimentary.


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