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Old 06-12-2009   #1
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My 06 Sporting JTD makes a very loud metal noise every time I go over bumps, when I change gear and accelerate and when I go over road undulations. I had the same problem in Feb 08, it was traced down to worn drop links which were replaced and the car was fine.

I bought the car brand new in June 06. Drop links were replaced in Feb 08 at 28k miles. The car turned 3 years old in June 09, the car has 56k miles on the clock. Are the drop links still under warranty?
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Re: Drop links

Afraid not as your is out of it's warrenty period now.. Not alot is covered in the third year dealer warrenty.

Though they only cost around 12-13 each and you can change them yourself as they are really easy to do.
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Re: Drop links

9 ish from shop4parts

http://www.shop4parts.co.uk/?name=st...=2816&sku=7107

if you have the basic mechanical skills takes you about 15-30 mins a side the OEM fiat M10 nuts have a 16mm AF head size (odd ball) but you can get a 16mm socket no problem

soak the threads for a couple of days (can be done with the wheels on full lock) with decent penetrating oil I had access to an air ratchet which saved a bit of time) as the bottom one is a bit awkward to get at

its advisable to replace the nuts (i used nylocs)

only 2 nuts per side and a immsmc a 17mm open ended spanner to hold the pin to stop it turning
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https://www.fiatforum.com/stilo-guid...ks-30mins.html

bare in mind the GP doesn't need an alan key
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