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Old 05-10-2007   #16
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Latest news - Rear bearings changed and still not fixed. Apparently there is play in one of the driveshafts so they are trying that next. Unfortunately the part is on 'backorder' so they can't tell me when it's arriving. Looks like i'll have to put up with the courtesy car for a few more weeks.
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Three weeks later - problem sorted. Apparently there was play in one of the driveshafts. A new one solved it. However driving away from the garage the check brake pads warning came on. Went back so they could check it only to be told it would cost me 150 for a new set of front pads.

I think i'm jinxed!!
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I would query £150 for a set of Pads.

Had mine a couple of months now.
I like the car after my Previous,
Stillo MW 1.9.jtd with all the toys.
Had problems with it but enjoyed it all the same.
Would have had another if they had made an Automatic.

Incredibly good fuel consumption on it.

The Croma however is shall we say quite a bit down which I would expect
being an Auto but not as good as some other makes of the same engine rating and auto.

I miss the old car, but needed an Automatic.

Sig.was my old car
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I too now have this shudder. It seems to happen at about, 2000 rpm or 40 - 50 mph. Initially I thought the front whels were out of balance, but this is incorrect.

My mechanic has looked at this and the shudder comes up the steering wheel. He has since put the car on jacks and checked underneath. There is some play. Yes the rear wheels have had there recall 13 months ago and the tyres where changed 9000 miles ago, and still look like new. I notice on this post that the rear bearings could cause this. Any replies would be much appreciated, as the Croma is now off the road till it is sorted.

Croma is now out of warranty, hence over 60,000 miles.
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Well I would query this big time. To change a drive shaft you have to remove the dics, thus the brakes before releasing the drive shaft hub nuts. So why was the excessive pad wear not noticed and reported at that time? Fiat would have in effect paid the labour cost of changing pads during the driveshaft change. You would have only had to pay the parts cost of the pads. No you have to pay both.

IMHO *rap!

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Yes Nicks right I recently had new front discs and pads the total cost including labour came to over 460 I complained and the cost was reduced to 210 although I had previously complained about my brakes and nothing had been done hence the reason they gave so such a huge discount. However it seems you have just cause for them to either carry out the work for free as a good will gesture or as I did get a substantial discount.
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Alas if one looks at the dates it's seems Alan's problem was way back in 2007 and surly must now be resolved.
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Update:

Had the rear end inspected, all bushes ok, Anti roll bar and bushes ok, No squeels from wheel bearings. Rear wheels where out of balance, and now re balanced, all seems ok. Borrowed a rolling road for an hour and car driven at 50Mph where the shudder happens. Went into pit with techs and noticed, while the undertray was off that the near side inner drive shaft wobbling a bit. Once stationary, there is significant play in the coupling, off side seems fine. Have ordered new component parts from Mangoletsi, who promise parts to there customers in 3 working days.

Once fitted will see what difference this has made. Mangoletsi have advised me that there are issues with drive shafts and the spider coupling, it according to there excellent service team, says it happens around 45,000 miles to 65,000 miles, mine has 66k on the clock. They have said that the Vectra C and Signum cars have had simuler problems at this mileage with shudder and vibration, are are repaired with new drive shafts, not with recon units.

Considering this has happened to me and Alan C, it may be wise to other owners of this forum, when you next under the car or having it serviced, get your inner and outer drive shafts inspected as precaution prior to getting the shudder effect.
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Update.

When the inner near side drive shaft was removed, the spider within had fallen apart inc the bearing, which in due course had damaged the internal condition of the inner shaft sleeve.

So New inner shaft, Spider inc bearing, Boot, Clips, Grease, New Gearbox oil + Labour + VAT = 325.55

The shudder / vibration has totally gone way. Very Happy .

Mangoletsi let me in on some info as well, as it applies to all Multijet Croma's registered between June 2005 and January 2006. The spider couplings and drive shafts that are fitted are a weak point and have been modified in December 2005, but fitted on cars from Feb 2006.

2005/05 and 2005/55 plate cars have the older drive shafts that have the old spider design, these shafts and spiders are also identical to other cars which include, Stilo,Grande Punto, Multipla and Alfa 147, 156 and early 159's.
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Interesting. First registration date is I guess not going to be a good enough identifier as many Cromas sat in showrooms for a long time. The only real identification will have to be done on chassis number and production date.

e.g. my I car purchased & registered on 14 Dec 2006. Production date is 09/2005 so was 1 Year 3 Months old when I purchased. So I guess I have dodgy driveshafts as 09/2005 production date is in the range June 2005 / Jan 2006.
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Hey Guys,
I have the same problem since yesterday, the car is shaking under acceleration, when I stop accelerating it stops and it drives normally. It doesn't happen by every acceleration but like 70% of the time and getting worse. Do you think that the driveshaft is causing the problem? The car is Fiat Croma 1.9 120ps 2008
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Hey Guys,
I have the same problem since yesterday, the car is shaking under acceleration, when I stop accelerating it stops and it drives normally. It doesn't happen by every acceleration but like 70% of the time and getting worse. Do you think that the driveshaft is causing the problem? The car is Fiat Croma 1.9 120ps 2008
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Yes likely to be the drive shaft(s). Quick and permanent fixis to fit used shafts from a Opel /Vauxhall Vectra C 1.9 CDTi. Easier if you get the two part shaft complete with the bearing mount. Note th shaft is a different length so the mount fits to a different place on the gearbox. The 'box is able to take either type shaft.

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