Technical JTD rattling noise

Currently reading:
Technical JTD rattling noise

dan-the-man

popping out
Joined
Sep 24, 2005
Messages
3,215
Location
Kirkby in Ashfield
I have a Stilo JTD 115 Dynamic and I have noticed a rattling noise from the engine (sorry I cant be more specific, ill try and find out where from in the morning) when its warm and cold on idle. at first i put it down to a "FIAT" noise but I'm just wondering seeing as my car is still under warranty until july this year shall I take it back and get them to have a look or just dont worry about it?

Cheers!
 
OP
OP
D

dan-the-man

popping out
Joined
Sep 24, 2005
Messages
3,215
Location
Kirkby in Ashfield
I was just wondering if anyone has had any similar experiences because I work monday-saturday so it's hard for me to get it in at the garage. so if it's something simple then I can do it myself.
 

Rich

Former FIAT Obsessive
Joined
Jul 2, 2002
Messages
3,543
Location
Torquay
Had this on an Alfa JTD I had for a weekend as a courtesy car. Was rather embarrasing when you went to pull away so I thought I'd take a look; ended up being the plastic engine cover! Took it off and the noise went, so lubed the rubber blocks, did it up properly and it went - told the FIAT garage too just to rub it in :D
 
Joined
Oct 11, 2004
Messages
568
Location
Deepest Perthshire
Mine makes a rattle occasionally when warm & idling.

Have you dipped the clutch when it's doing this?

I have and the noise goes away so I assume it's simply the idler gear (?) in the gearbox.
Not sure if it's really a problem and not worried in my case as I'll be getting shot of the car when the warranty runs out.
 
OP
OP
D

dan-the-man

popping out
Joined
Sep 24, 2005
Messages
3,215
Location
Kirkby in Ashfield
When I press the clutch the noise goes away and also when im in 2nd gear at about 900rpm. I've had a listen and it does sound as though it coming from the gearbox, but I'm taking it for its 48k service in june (before the warranty runs out) so if they find anything it can be done under warranty. (y)
 
Top