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DROP LINKS (OR ANTI ROLL BAR LINKS) - If I don't fix now is this a nightmare?

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I have been looking on the forum and have diagnosed that I have the
DROP LINKS (OR ANTI ROLL BAR LINKS) issue where I go over a bump and there is a rattling at the back.

If I don't act on this now and leave a couple of months is this going to cause any more damage or is it something which will stay like this but not worsen?

I know they aren't expensive to fix but I have been in the garage far too long recently and only use the Stilo on weekends.

Any advice greatly received!

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Re: DROP LINKS (OR ANTI ROLL BAR LINKS) - If I don't fix now is this a nightmare?

rattle at the back is not related to drop links
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Re: DROP LINKS (OR ANTI ROLL BAR LINKS) - If I don't fix now is this a nightmare?

I'd go for front drop links... on 2 separate occasions (on my GPS and wifeys Stilo) I would have sworn the rattles we had were coming from passenger side rear...

On the GPS it was passenger side front drop link and on the Stilo it was the drivers side drop link.

Now those have been replaced there is no rattling anywhere... pesky drop-links and their referred noises!
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Re: DROP LINKS (OR ANTI ROLL BAR LINKS) - If I don't fix now is this a nightmare?

stick an mp3 player (set to record) into the wheel arch and drive about - then you'll know for sure (thatís what i did and the noise definitely came from the front )
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Hi

Thanks for this, does this mean that if it doesnt get fixed then it is dangerous or is it just an annoyance I will have to deal with for the time being?

Cheers for your responses so far!
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Re: DROP LINKS (OR ANTI ROLL BAR LINKS) - If I don't fix now is this a nightmare?

Pair of front drop links less than£30 easy job once the wheels are off, one spanner and one Allen key 30 mins the lot may as well just do them they seem to go quite often around 40-50k.

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Re: DROP LINKS (OR ANTI ROLL BAR LINKS) - If I don't fix now is this a nightmare?

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Pair of front drop links less than£30 easy job once the wheels are off, one spanner and one Allen key 30 mins the lot may as well just do them they seem to go quite often around 40-50k.

Good luck
And there's even full instructions on how to do it in the Guides section...
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Re: DROP LINKS (OR ANTI ROLL BAR LINKS) - If I don't fix now is this a nightmare?

I also have this problem, had it for ages, even went through its MOT but i suppose its not a safety concern, when i rock the car i get the exact same noise
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Re: DROP LINKS (OR ANTI ROLL BAR LINKS) - If I don't fix now is this a nightmare?

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Pair of front drop links less than£30 easy job once the wheels are off, one spanner and one Allen key 30 mins the lot may as well just do them they seem to go quite often around 40-50k.

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmm 30 mins yep, not if you have to cut the bottom bolt off like i did.

But very easy job and ebay is recommended here too as thats where i got mine from.
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Re: DROP LINKS (OR ANTI ROLL BAR LINKS) - If I don't fix now is this a nightmare?

why ? they are about £8 each from your friendly fiat dealer
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why ? they are about £8 each from your friendly fiat dealer
Cost me £13 ea from mine.. you know someone in the spares dept then..
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yes last time i've visited they even reset me service reminder free
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I didn't get mine from a dealer but local parts supplier and they were a tenner for the pair
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they even reset me service reminder free
Noooooooooo... thats bloomin cheating..
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yes last time i've visited they even reset me service reminder free
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