Tin worm attack ...
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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Car creaking and squeeking when its warm...how do I stop this ?
Arm costs vary depending on whether you use Alfa or OE parts ... I usually get OE ones from EBSpares and they are £30 each. Alfa branded parts are more, dealers charging around £80 each for the same, but you can get Alfa parts at discount from Alternative Autos, Shop4Parts or AlfaWorkshop (and maybe AlfaShop) (you may have to specify that you want Alfa parts from some).
As for changing, I can do them in about 20-25 mins ... but then I've done them a couple of times now so getting used to it! But it will depend on whether the a/r bar droplink comes off easily. It might be worth factoring a new pair of those in as it may be necessary to cut the old ones off it they haven't been changed before.
You just need to split the balljoint, drop the strut down (remove the long bolt through lower fork and lower arm) and the four strut mounting nuts, and then you can twist the arm and its mounting off the bolts and out of the wheel arch.