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Hmmm 156 Antirollbar Link Rods (front & rear) Question.

Hi, I've got a '99 156 2.0 TS. I get a knocking sound from both sides in the rear, and the drivers side front (right hand drive). Could this noise be the Rollbar Link Rods as I've heard they are prone to wear out and make a knocking noise? The noise started at about 90,000 miles.

I've seen both front and rear Link Rods (pairs) on eBay at about 20 -25 pounds, but is fitting them a big/expensive job?

I've also noticed a bit more roll through corners lately, do Link Rods affect handling? I use a certain road once a week, and I can take one corner at 50 mph all the time (wet or dry). Last time I used that corner the rear of my car stepped right out, it was a hot day and there might have been some dried mud on the road (but I did get 2 warning slides earlier that day). It was a good job nothing was coming the other way, still it was fun.

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Re: 156 Antirollbar Link Rods (front & rear) Question.

could be, but wishbones and anitroll bar bushes are going to either be the cause, or at least part of it.

one little thing to check, the heat shield that runs between exhaust and body under the car is prone to wearing its mounts, it may be touching something else.
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Re: 156 Antirollbar Link Rods (front & rear) Question.

One thing you could try is undo one of the link rods so that they are not connected to each other (via the antiroll bar) and if the problem is not there then you definitely know it is the anti-roll bar drop links or the roll bar bushes.

It's just a good way of isolating a problem in this area.

Don't forget to connect them after you have tested the car though.
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