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Old 10-12-2003   #1
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rattle, rattle - noisy stilo suspension

Anyone elses Stilo 3dr got noisy suspension??????

Car has been in twice under warranty for repair to suspension, the second time I had some upgraded suspension parts fitted. bushes apparently.

This solved it for about a week when it started to rattle when going over speed ramps or up and down lowered curbs.

Anyone elses the same or should i go back to my fiat dealer?????


Apparently the 2004 stilo 3dr face lift includes a full suspension upgrade, Im thinking this might be due to noise complaints????
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My Stilo front suspension rattles/clunks whenever I go over minor bumps and potholes. Anything major and it's fine. It's sooooo annoying and the dealership where I bought the car from claimed they couldn't hear the rattle.

Fortunately, another dealership took a look and spent a couple of days with it (also replacing some bushes). However, the problem is still there and another visit is required.

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There are loads of posts on the forum about noisy suspension.... mostly at the back though. Have a look around in the technical section and then go and get your rear sub0frame replaced ;)

BTW, mine is noisy too and, consequentially, I have a very loud stereo (do we still use the word stereo now we have so many sperakers??)

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There is modified front shockers and antiroll bar links.

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Isnt replacing the sub frame a bit drastic and will it not just rattle again in a couple of months????
How do i convince my Dealer to replace the subframe when all they want to do is re-grease the bushes?????
Also Fiat expert how do I convince my dealer to replace front shocks and anti roll bar links???

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My Stilo had noisy rear suspension. Rubber sqeaking kinda noises especially over small bumps, lowered kerbs, etc. I just ignored them...

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And have you noticed how the sound goes when you're braking even very gently. I'm having the front brake pads replaced on saturday to see if the new thicker pad will have less room inside the caliper to move around, because they have been known to rattle before and make a very loud clattering noise. I know this will only be a temporary cure (if it works), but i'm sick of hearing it. I'll let you know what happens.
I'd be very interested to see how you get on. I've been trying out your theory with the braking and you seem to be onto something.


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Well Barbarian, My car is now much quieter since having the front brake pads changed, although I can now hear the back ones doing the some but not the to same extent. I'm assuming these will get worse as they wear. I also had a new shocker put on the off side to stop the car squeaking when going over speed ramps etc. That made it worse. So I put the steering on full lock and sprayed some WD40 onto the tie bar I think they call it, that connects the shocker to the anti roll bar. I also sprayed some on the bush where the lower arm meets the subframe,And hey presto no noise. Armed with this info. I'm off into my dealers tomorrow morning to see if we can come up with a more permenant solution, Coz I reckon the next bit of rain and the WD 40 will wash off and it'll be back to squeaky stilo. Good luck.

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hi all, i too was having a cluncking sound coming from my front tyres when i went over any small bumps, so off to a back street garage i went, so called mechanic said it was my two front wishbone arms two hundred plus vat he said for to fix this problem, so i thought i will take it to another garage my dad uses wishbone arms my a--e it was the antiroll bar it was needing, dont know if this will help anyone but always get a second option
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Re: rattle, rattle - noisy stilo suspension

I have the same problem
When going over speed bumps or slight grooves in the road my rear drivers side makes a banging sound but only on speed bumps etc
Noise is not made otherwise
I choose to ignore it
Been to numerous garages and none of them can see a problem when they raise the car

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Re: rattle, rattle - noisy stilo suspension

Quote Originally Posted by cambo View Post
hi all, i too was having a cluncking sound coming from my front tyres when i went over any small bumps, so off to a back street garage i went, so called mechanic said it was my two front wishbone arms two hundred plus vat he said for to fix this problem, so i thought i will take it to another garage my dad uses wishbone arms my a--e it was the antiroll bar it was needing, dont know if this will help anyone but always get a second option
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I have the same problem
When going over speed bumps or slight grooves in the road my rear drivers side makes a banging sound but only on speed bumps etc
Noise is not made otherwise
I choose to ignore it
Been to numerous garages and none of them can see a problem when they raise the car

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Re: rattle, rattle - noisy stilo suspension

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drop links, drop links. Change your drop links check the guides section on how to
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Re: rattle, rattle - noisy stilo suspension

Yup its drop links, cheap to have replaced!

Watch out for snapped spings, both mine went at exactly the same time!
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Re: rattle, rattle - noisy stilo suspension

hello all
i seem to have this problem
ive removed the front wheels and to check my drop links
all seem solid no play or movement

would there be obvious play or movement

or will there be another problem ?
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Re: rattle, rattle - noisy stilo suspension

I had obvious play on my passenger side drop link last week when I replaced it.
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