Have lots of articles and snippets but have never seen a link to someone who has dont shock, springs upper and lower arm replacement, so could do with a few questions answering unless someone has a FAQ?
Have a 2001 156 2.0 SP3 that has done 130,000 KM total, 60,000 on Italian, 65,000 on British and now French roads. Having just had it equivalent MOT'd here they found one shock was 0% and the other 30%, so time to renew.
Looking at all the posts its time to replace the upper and lower arms at the same time and I was thinking the springs have probably had it as well?
I was planning to replace with alfa parts rather than get uprated equipment, mainly because my wife will have a fit with the bill as is. Have the sportpack suspension and was very happy with it, but its naff handling now due to all the movement. Was gonna try shop4parts or ebspares unless anyone can recommend somone else who will ship internationally?
My main concern is the shocks as the last time I did any I was 15 and my dad helped me and thats 20 years ago. Big question is can I undo the bolts holding the shock at the top and at the bottom strut without fitting spring compressors?
Looking at other posts with pics recently I think thats the case; their doesnt look much space to fit them, but I dont want a shock absorber flying at me!
One last question is how do I know the track rod ends are still okay?
Any helpful advice much appreciated, started spraying easing oil today