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Hi all, going over bumps, any! I get some unpleasant noise/rattling, any suggestions on how to check/repair. Not very mechanical minded, so easy stuff welcome!
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Kinda an obvious one, but cheap, free and quick. Empty everything out of the glovebox, door pockets, boot, the armrest and anywhere else you may have stuff stashed. If the noise disappears it's happy days. If it doesn't, which part/end of the car is it coming from?
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Hi, done that, noise def coming from the wheels, can feel and hear it on small bumps as well, rattling over every bump
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Could be drop links that connect to anti roll bars or the bars themselves are in need of replacing cos of worn bushes.
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I'm assuming the antiroll bar on the GT is the same as on the 156. I'm fairly sure it is (but, I've never seen one).

Jack the car up so that both the front wheels are in the air and find the front antiroll bar underneath - its ends are angled forward. Give one end a tug and a push and see if you can move the antiroll bar from side to side. If you can, then the solution is to replace the bushes as these are supposed to clamp the bar enough to prevent side-to-side movement. They rarely do. Note that this check works if the car is sitting on level ground; but don't just jack up one side as that twists the antiroll bar and makes the check invalid.

Try a search in this forum for 'anti roll bar' and you will hopefully have a good hour or two of reading about this great mechanical experience that you may choose to partake in

Though you can purchase the bushes separate to the bar (I bought genuine Alfa Romeo bushes, but you can also get polyurethane replacements), it is difficult to get enough access to drill out the bracket that is rivetted around the bush. And, if the bar is rusted/pitted, that will compromise the new bushes. The recommended solution is therefore to replace the antiroll bar, which requires the subframe to be lowered.

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Thanks Alex, I will have a good read and check.
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The bit your investigating is alng the top there.
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