New Car Issues- Suspension Noise with sleeves being fit Hello everyone, I've just posted my introduction in the thread a few weeks back. As I'd explained, I was a new owner and the Punto was my first car. I'm still very much in love with it, so rest assured I'm very forgiving of niggles. But an issue has popped up which has raised a few questions. I purchased my car (Pearl White, Emotion, 76 PS) from KHT Fiat Caffe. Now as is typical in Bangalore, I'd gotten a scratch on the rear bumper (right corner) and a tiny dent on the left front fender. Since they were quite ugly on the white body and even though everyone advised me to wait (for more scratches to accumulate :confused1 ), I though of getting it fixed. Now here, instead of going to KHT Fiat for repairs (their service centre being in Whitefield, Bangalore), I opted to go to Vecto Motors. Vecto have opened a new service centre on Mysore Road which actually ends up being walking distance from my workplace. Long story short, I left the car in the morning, and I received it in good condition with the repairs and repaint taken care of. I was happy with it. Problems started the next day and this might be a coincidence, but the car had been trouble free till then. ---- The next morning on the way to work, I could feel a rattling and a slight thud in the suspension every time I hit unlevel road/potholes/speed bumps. First it sounded from the rear right, but then it seemed to be from the front right side. After some distance it was just the rattling Took it straight to the same service centre, where just driving it around inside the service centre area confirmed the problem to the head engineer. He first suggested it might be the notorious link rod getting loose. However tightening that made no effect and the noise persisted. He then talked about how they need to fit a sleeve and asked me to drop the car off and collect it in the evening. I did, and sure enough the noise no longer existed. It's been 2 weeks since and I've had no complaints with suspension noise. But here's the questions I have: 1. The Service head did mention that typically sleeves are put in cars after it's run some distance ~30-40k km. My car had not even completed 2000 kms in the time it took for this problem to start. Now my father who is far more of a car expert, said sleeves are put in for worn parts, and if so Fiat should instead replace the entire part rather than putting in a sleeve. Can anyone confirm this? I'm new to cars, I don't even know what a sleeve is and how it helps with a suspension operation. 2. I'm suspicious because the car was right as rain, till I gave it to Vecto for a repaint job. The very next day is when this problem started. I've heard horror stories of ASS doing crazy things, but is there a need to freak out yet? 3. My driving style is usually sedate. My revs are upto 2500 rpm at max in any gear. However the road I take to work has a stretch off Kanakpura where it is broken tarmac with craters. I approach it very carefully and have not touched bottom except once a long time ago. Could the matter have been as simple as some loose stones and gravel in the suspension unit? I'm new to cars as such, though very passionate about them. I know little of their mechanical underpinnings. I hope someone can advise me here. As a last query, is there a final verdict on FASS in Bangalore? Vecto or KHT? Vecto is convenient, but KHT I already have the intro to Mr. Sharanappa and have even spoken to him a couple of times. In the forum, I hear mixed opinions mostly.