Tin worm attack ...
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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: United Kingdom
Could be the 2 long bolts through the upper wishbones. These do eventually wear and the upper arm starts to move, especially if the bolt and the bushes aren't lubricated properly when assembled.
Changing the bushes may not solve the problem if the wear is towards the centre of that bolt.
As you will have to split the upper balljoint you might need new arms anyway. It's easy to damage the balljoint cover and these can't be replaced separately. The centre bush that the bolt passes through is integral with the upper shock mounting so if you change the bolt and you still have movement, you may need to replace those.
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