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    Question knocking sound when i make turns - 2012 Fiat 500 Sport

    I took my Fiat to get the brake pads and rotors and the stabilizer link replaced. that's what my mechanic said would stop the knocking noise.

    and i still hear it...when making turns or when driving over bumps.

    anyone have experience with this on their Fiat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2012FIATSportySpice View Post
    I took my Fiat to get the brake pads and rotors and the stabilizer link replaced. that's what my mechanic said would stop the knocking noise.

    and i still hear it...when making turns or when driving over bumps.

    anyone have experience with this on their Fiat?
    Does the knocking sound seem to sync with the front wheel rotation and only when you turn a certain direction? Or is this a clunk sound when you hit a bump or turn the wheel any particular direction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2012FIATSportySpice View Post
    I took my Fiat to get the brake pads and rotors and the stabilizer link replaced. that's what my mechanic said would stop the knocking noise.

    and i still hear it...when making turns or when driving over bumps.

    anyone have experience with this on their Fiat?
    I had a problem with a clunk felt through the steering wheel when turning to the left. Turned out to be an issue with the intermediate steering shaft, the dealer fixed it under warranty and clunk is now gone.

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    Both. When turning or hitting a bump is when i hear it only. Def nothing i feel while steering.

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    Do you think it's the strut? It happens either way - when turning in any direction or when driving on rough roads (hitting bumps).

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    that's the same thing as Stabilizer links. that was replaced! so maybe struts? I have to take car back and ask them to look again...ugh.

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    Check your strut mounts. That is a common thing to make noise like that on any car with struts - especially if you have lots of miles or drive on rough roads. Should have been one of the first things the mechanic checked based on what was written.

    It is also possible that the bumpstops could make some noise, too.

    Lots of threads on this subject on the forum. Search for "strut mounts" and "bumpstops" Let us know how you make out.

    Some results I found:
    http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showt...ront-end-noise
    http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showt...knocking-noise
    http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showt...Knocking-Sound

    This is a tech bulletin on bumpstop noise: http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showt...End-Over-Bumps

    abarth500forum.com fiat124spiderforum.com fiat500lusaforum.com fiat500xforum.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocharged View Post
    I had a problem with a clunk felt through the steering wheel when turning to the left. Turned out to be an issue with the intermediate steering shaft, the dealer fixed it under warranty and clunk is now gone.
    I am so glad I ran across this post; I should expect to have my 500 due for a service soon, and I get that clunking noise too when steering the car slowly.
    Khalil Williams

    January 2017 - '15 FIAT 500 Pop

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    Quote Originally Posted by KhalilWilliams View Post
    I am so glad I ran across this post; I should expect to have my 500 due for a service soon, and I get that clunking noise too when steering the car slowly.

    Hi Khalil,

    Great to hear from you and sorry I missed wishing you happy birthday the other day! Here is more on the steering column clunk: http://www.fiat500usa.com/2015/06/fi...clunk-fix.html

    abarth500forum.com fiat124spiderforum.com fiat500lusaforum.com fiat500xforum.com

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