View Full Version : Strange sound coming from the front of my 500l

09-26-2014, 10:07 PM
So I have posted about this before but no luck. I have a Fiat 500L with a manual transmission. A while ago I noticed in the mornings or when ever the car has been sitting for a period of time.( like an 8 hour shift of work.) As I begin to accelerate and let off the clutch there is a high pitched Ahhhhh sound coming from the front of the car. Recently the sound has been getting longer and louder. Today on my way out of the parking lot I had been moving at about 6 mph and the clutch was fully released I hear it again and this was the longest its ever been. then it stopped and the rest of my way home in stop and go traffic I didn't hear it happen anymore. I feel if I take it to the dealership they wont be able to repeat it because its only when the car has sat for a while. MY OPINION: It sounds like something is rubbing for a slight period of time then it stops.

Is anyone else having this sound? Is it normal?

09-26-2014, 10:14 PM
Really tough to say without being there to hear the noise. Maybe you could record it?

09-26-2014, 10:43 PM
never mind, I missed a detail that made my point moot

09-26-2014, 10:52 PM
Ok I recoded it I just have to figure out how to get it on here.

09-26-2014, 10:55 PM
Upload it to YouTube and then use the embed code from the video.

09-26-2014, 11:37 PM
Ok, I couldn't figure out how to do that but if you go to Youtube just search: fiat 500L strange sound, the video is by Mike Lent and is 19 seconds long, When watching the video the sound occurs at the 9 and 10 second mark and you will probably have to listen to it a couple times because it happens so fast.

09-27-2014, 12:17 AM
Here is that video:


09-27-2014, 12:24 AM
Sounds like a clicking/ knocking sound at 9-10 seconds. I hear a hissing or buzzing noise a few seconds before that. Hopefully you can upload your video on Youtube and it will be better. Transfer it to your PC and then upload it to Youtube if you can't do it directly from your phone. Then embed the video here so we can hear it.

09-27-2014, 12:30 AM
Thanks for posting it. It is that buzz sound right at 10 seconds. and this time my foot was all the way off the clutch and it was during the u turn I was doing

09-28-2014, 12:14 AM
So today I messed around and the sound has something to do with the steering, so power steering pump? CV joints?. I will be calling the dealer on Monday.