Worn axle bearing/bush
Hi, all. I've just bought a 156 2.5 v6 year 2000 130,000 k's. A dream to drive, but it needs a few things done to it. I've just sent the airbag module to the UK for resetting (can be done in Australia at 5 times the cost, far cheaper in the UK). The bottom wishbones are worn, also got them from the UK, again, a third the price. But my main concern is the left side axle where it comes out of the transmission. It has a significant amount of play, as though the bush or bearing is very worn. The oil seal is not leaking and it does not make any noise and the handling is not affected. I have asked the local Alfa dealer, and got a dumb look, so here I am. Has anyone seen this problem (if it is a problem)?