Front suspension rattle
I have a twist on the 156 suspension rattle that I haven't seen posted yet.
I have a rattle (more like a lightweight tinkle) going over bumps and I've followed all the posts about brakepads, drop-links, anti-roll bar and wishbones causing it. So I duly followed the good advice, but none of the suggestions worked.
Finally, I have today tracked the source - the shock absorbers!
I don't know how it happened, but presumably after going over a deep pot-hole or something similar, the suspension must've bottomed out hard. Underneath the protective rubber boot that can be seen through the spring, there appears to be an unpainted metal cap. I don't know if this fits over the bottom part of the strut, but the cap appears to have sheered from its sides and is floating freely, rattling away at any opportunity. I guess I'm gonna have to remove a strut to find out more.
Hope this helps somebody avoid spending money on the wrong thing and any advice on making the strut removal as easy as possible would be appreciated.