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Old 19-09-2007   #16
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Re: Door check bar

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I'll do that next time. I want to do the other one anyway, just for symmetry. Even though you can't see them it drives me nuts...OCD a little maybe
Makes sense if you're fitting the modified version though . . .
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Re: Door check straps

Er I have a funny feeling that the new check straps are made of plastic, so don't be suprised if it is Neil.
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Re: Door check straps

Done one today funningly enough,was definately metal (was 04 plate stilo)...dont like the sound of plastic door straps
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Re: Door check straps

hahaha... the not plastic, i had to replace them on my stilo! They are metal with a protective plastic covering on em! Pretty easy job took me bout 15minute or so!
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Re: Door check straps

Replaced my 3dr ones as I wanted the updated ones which don't bang as much.

FYI, the Stilo ones are metal covered in a hard plastic to give the door more substances and slow down the closing speed, avoiding "slamming" and unnecessary strain on the hinges. Please note people, this would have cost FIAT more to research, develop and produce. So there!

Take door trim off, and it's far easier just to then remove the speaker and use your hands. Whatever you do though, be careful with the position of the strap, and make sure all is tight before you close the door. I can get the actual Torque settings later when I get back from work.
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Re: Door check straps

Aaarrrrgggghhhhhh !!!!

It was all going so well - I'd removed the door switch panel, undone all the screws at the bottom and the torx bolts in the door panel, unclipped the tweeter and then managed to free the door clips on each side.

The door panel was then just hanging, secured only at the top near the bottom of the window. Great, I thought !

Could I get it free from the base of the window ? Could I hell :-(

What's the secret to freeing it from that, so I can finally lift it off ?
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Re: Door check straps

GENTLY but with force, push it upwards (towards the sky), best done using the grab handle and from the lock pin side.
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Re: Door check straps

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GENTLY but with force, push it upwards (towards the sky), best done using the grab handle and from the lock pin side.
Hmmmm. This is weird.

I was pushing it upwards with what I felt was a fair amount of force and it was just not freeing off at all - I could not see any other clips that could have been holding it on unless I'm missing something near the top ?

This is bugging me big time now
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Re: Door check straps

'jar' it from bottom of door panel upwards with palm of your hand.give it good thump near back (lock side) comes off easily....dont forget LED wire if drivers door.
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Re: Door check straps

This is weird. There must be something in the air. The near side door strap of the wife's 3-dr '05 Stilo has just started clicking when opening and closing, better slap some grease on it. Just a thought though, is the noise a pre-cursor to the strap snapping?
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Stilo door strap.

Had a look at the N/S door strap on She Who Must Be Obeyed's Stilo 3-door as it was making a loud clicking noise. Thinking it might need some grease, I noticed that it appeared to be located by two (torx?) bolts, the lower of which was loose. Does anyone have an idea as to the size of the key or screwdriver needed to re-tighten it? Also, for some time, it has made an (intermittent) squeaking sound which sounded as it came from the rear end. It's only noticible at low speeds, possibly because general road noise masks it at higher speeds. It happens going forward and in reverse but mainly when the car is warm. If I try pulling the handbrake on when it happens in reverse the noise stops. If I try that going forwards, the sound of the handbrake bleeper masks the squeak. Needless to say, the dealer can't find anything wrong. Any ideas folks?
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Re: Stilo door strap.

ive no idea about the squeaks, would of thought suspension but if dealer has seen it then theres no doubt he would of checked that.
as for your chek straps, its a T25 or T30 screw, mine made that really loud click noise, i checked it and noticed that it was broken. so double check that, open the door wide and see if you move it, if so then its probably broken, if not grease should do the job
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Re: Stilo door strap.

There is some movement at the lower bolt where the strap locates in the door as if it needs tightening. I wasn't very clear about the squeak from the rear. It appears intermittently but is a constant sound. If you can imagine the recorded sound of squeaky brakes but with the tape slowed down, that's about the best way I can describe it. The dealer said "... no fault found ..." so if they couldn't hear the noise, I don't think they looked any further.
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Re: Stilo door strap.

It's a TX25 if memory serves, I changed one of mine not so long back. IF it has indeed snapped they're pretty cheap from Fiat and not too difficult to change at all, provided you don't mine taking the door card off and removing the speaker I went about it the hard way (as detailed on Fiat's own maintainance discs) and removed door glass and the inner metal door lining and all sorts...
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Door Check Straps

can someone please elaborate on what these are?

and for those of you who have changed them,

why did you change them?
what was the noise it was making?
how did you identify the noise was the door check strap?

bascially i have a loose metal rattling noise coming from the front passenger side(drop a spanner onto the floor, that sound), it happens only on bumps or rough surfaces. at first i thought it was a spring go on me, but after inspection it the spring was fine. i cannot put my finger on exactly where the noise is coming from, hence quite a few possibilities. what are the symptoms of a knackered drop link? its not a CV joint or driveshaft because i know what its like when one of them goes.

no work was carried on the car recently, so its nothing that has been ill-fitted, and its not the spring catcher mod rattling loose.




im booked in for a gold service on the 24th, but was hoping to find out what it is before then, so i know what to expect money wise, and possibly, if simple, sort it out myself.

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