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Help 145 front lower suspension arm

I am looking to replace lower suspension arm myself is it easy to do ?and do i need any special tools for the job?
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Re: 145 front lower suspension arm


a bit against forum protocol, but this link is pretty good


for a Fiat Coupe, but the same set up. Best advice I can offer is to soak the 4 bolts holding the arm on the night before, and second to have a 15mm six sided socket to undo them, a regular socket will round the bolt heads if they are stuck, a six sider, like an impact socket is ideal.

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The worst bolts are the pinch bolts holding the ball joint to the wheel hub - not too bad to undo with a 6 sided socket, but then took 20 minutes of hard hammering with a BIG hammer. Also try and be a bit smart with a crow-bar to position the new arm and anti-roll bar in place. That fiat coupe guide is very helpful. You'll also need a ball-joint splitter - cheap fork like ones are £5 work good but ruin the rubber boot (that you'll be binning anyway), or if I was to do it again I'd treat myself to one of the lever-type splitter (there is not enough room for the smaller screw-type ball joint splitters - so don't get one of those)
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