Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: In a rockin good place
quote from elsewhere:
"there are many parts in the front of a 156 that can cause a squeek or rattle.
* upper wishbone ball joints or bushes ---> generally replaced as an entire unit as the 'ball/socket' get worn & cannot be bought seperately
* lower wishbone ball joints or bushes ---> generally replaced as an entire unit as the 'ball/socket' get worn & cannot be bought seperately
For NEW wishbones the bushes *can* be replaced if you ahve a hydraulic press or can be bought with uprated bushes.
Fitting of new wishbones involves a fair bit of work & a good few tools required
* drop links, very easy to replace, wheels off, hacksaw off the old units, put on the new, 17mm socket.
* Track Rod ends
* Anti Roll Bar [ ARB ] bushes wear out & the anti-sway collars tend to crack allowing the ARB to slide from left to right & visa versa.
When you go into the realms of vibrations & more serious sounds you could be talking drive shafts, wheel bearings, worn pads on discs, loose wheel bolts, even as simple as a balnce weight hitting a strut or caliper.
get a competent mechanic to check ALL ball joints & bushes before spending any more cash on your car."