VEHICLE: 2012 SEAT Alhambra
ISSUE: Metallic clicking noise from front wheels
DIAGNOSIS & SOLUTION:
We are experiencing a problem with a 2012 SEAT Alhambra. There is a metallic clicking noise from front the wheels whilst driving or when manoeuvring. We have heard the clicking noise on road test but we have been unable to find the source of the clicking noise in the workshop. Is this a known fault?
Yes, the fault you describe has been reported to us before on the Alhambra model. The metallic clicking noise is due to water/dirt ingress between the front wheel bearing assembly and the hub carrier. Remove the front wheel bearing assembly from the hub carrier. Clean and apply grease, available from SEAT parts department, to the wheel bearing assembly and hub carrier contact surfaces (fig. 1.). Refit the wheel bearing assembly using new retaining bolts and tighten retaining bolts to correct torque setting. If necessary, repeat the procedure for the opposite side. Carry out road test to ensure the clicking noise has been rectified.