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drop link loose?

My car has been making a rattling noise recently over bumps but everything has been replaced recently (arb,upper and lowers etc). It actually feels like something is loose so I had a look and found one of the drop link nuts is loose . I haven't had a chance to tighten it back up but could this cause a rattle? Its not super loose but its easy to turn with a spanner. Could this cause such a loud rattle/loose feeling

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Yes a loose droplink nut would rattle.
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Thanks, it just seems really loud for a loose bolt. There is road works near my house and we have to drive over a footpath covered in metal sheets. It truly a test for any suspension never mind an Alfas
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The vibrations will travel through the anti roll bar and into the cabin floor right by your feet - I had one recently where the hole in the ally fork had worn oval so the droplink could never really be secure, made a hell of a noise. New ally fork, all sorted and quiet as a mouse.
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Got her sorted, the pass side drop link nut was loose. I cant understand how it loosened so much when they have nyloc nuts. Anyway she's quiet as a mouse now....phewww
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The OEM drop links have coarse threads on one end, fine on the other. It's well possible to unwittingly swap these over. A concurrent but more costly error is to use one of the drop link nuts on the upper wishbone and destroy its thread too.
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They can work loose if not torqued correctly and yes, they can be horrifically loud. The Meyle HD droplink nuts aren't nylock and come loose very easily.
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They can work loose if not torqued correctly and yes, they can be horrifically loud. The Meyle HD droplink nuts aren't nylock and come loose very easily.
They are also not circular, they are oval. A very strange setup if you ask me, I'm not sure if I like it.
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Ford did that years ago, the old Mustangs and Falcons had squished nuts on the shackles. Only good for one "doing up".
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