If the knocking occurs when youve got a fair bit of lock on the steering suspect the c.v. joint. If the knocking occurs on bad surfaces suspect a tired damper. Other than that cant help........
Can you get under and have a look If its one of the above then you should be able to clearly see a leak which should point you in the right direction.
Unless it the GOOD old track rod end or Wish bone. Both not too bad to fix. and not too much. it will more rattle when you hit speed bumps and pot holes. To Check you need a long ish bar and the wheel off. put the bar in a secure place to be able to wobbnle the metal bars comming from the wheel mounting areas. the anti roll bar goes back and attaches directly to the cars chassy. then goes to the other
BEFORE you start spending pennies this sounds really simple. I bet you a few hundred that its as simple as your wheel nuts. I reckon one or 2 may be pretty loose. Stick a wheel brace on them 1st to see how loose they are. Then jack the car up - remove the wheel - put the wheel back on and tighten. Trust me Im a doctor
Its been raining here since I got my car so dont know if its only when its wet But tonight the noise made me think its maybe not suspension and maybe the inner arch protectors moving Or whats different down there in a sport that could make such a knock
Originally Posted by Dynamo150 Its been raining here since I got my car so dont know if its only when its wet But tonight the noise made me think its maybe not suspension and maybe the inner arch protectors moving Or whats different down there in a sport that could make such a knock i was out last night in the rain and when going over speed bumps its defo coming from the top end of the strut and i
Dynamo did you manage to fix the arch protectors One of mine doesnt clip the arch properly and I cant see how to adjust any fittings to make it fit better. It rattles over rough roads and in all this rain Im getting some water spraying up through all the gaps and sometimes over the battery area . bravoruss Interesting i had the droplinks replaced on my stilo at about 7k (and afterwards every 40k or so but I started using aftermarket links which seemed to last lonnger)
My sport is going into the dealers on tuesday to see if they can sort my knock out Its getting louder i can now hear it over the radio in town The service manager said he was driving their courtesy car the other day and was looking in the glove compartment for something knocking on that car LOL Told him about the drop links so he is investigating with fiat
Sounds like a leaking shock absorber but to be sure you can take a look under the car and double check thats where the fluids coming from. Not sure how much standard bravo kit is but not too bad for a pair of standard front shocks I wouldnt think. Depending on what tools strength patience you have you can change it over yourself or ask a garage to do so. Or if you fancy the idea of better handling
Your strut has popped its seals. You need to replace it preferable both front struts as they should be matched pairs. Try www.shop4parts.co.uk or Andrew page. A pair will be about &16386 plus VAT
Id suspect the strut top bushing. Not sure of what its called but heres a pic
Originally Posted by T14086 personally found the bravo alot better in handling department than the stilo. Both on standard suspension the bravo is less wallow I give it that however when I turn in to bend at speed I can feel what the front wheel doing in my stilo and adjust my steering in the bravo by the time I get any feedback from the steering wheel my front end already pointing the wrong side on the corner put it that way scary
not worked on suspension a bravo but have on other cars what would you like to ask its a case of jack and support car on stands unbolt old suspension bolt on new suspension etc you will need spring compressors for the front struts and an air gun will make it a lot easier as will having it up in the air on a ramplift i presume you are just fitting lower springs not springs and dampers
Originally Posted by RobW not worked on suspension a bravo but have on other cars what would you like to ask its a case of jack and support car on stands unbolt old suspension bolt on new suspension etc you will need spring compressors for the front struts and an air gun will make it a lot easier as will having it up in the air on a ramplift i presume you are just fitting lower springs not springs
noise when its raining and now i will write about athe noise from my steering wheel.I have this noise when im trying to park my car (sometimes not always) and i noticed thar if i do circles in a parking lot(the way i can hear the noise for sure) when i turn the steering wheel it does something like a crack-crack-crack.I took it to the garage and they told me that they will comunicate whith fiat
So is it a general opinion that the bravo suspension (all versions) is too hard Im absolutely stumped here Ive always considered mine (16 Mjet eco) way too spongy it even has a tendency to scrape the front bumper in the ground as it rolls off speed bumps due to the sloppy suspension response... its one of the 2 things I dont like about it. Im wondering what your references are because the only cars I can think of offhand that have a softer ride is French stuff like Citroens and Renaults...
An Abarth is still a fiat. The Abarth Punto IS a fiat. There isnt really any differences between the two other than sported up exterior better suspension etc which can all be bought and fitted to a normal Punto. You can literally make a fiat Punto into an Abarth Punto and nobody could tell the difference. Abarth badges on a bravo are acceptable as long as its styled like an Abarth would be. Just putting