As a result of a recent full service on my 2 litre GTV TS, I have a question for all technical guru's out there
The service wasn't too bad, but I did get one advisory saying that the rear top arm's are worn and need replacing.
After jacking her up and taking a look myself I find that the cause of the problem is a worn ball joint at the end of the top arm which is causing slight play in the rear wheels (best get the problem sorted sooner than later)!
My concern is that the garage say that Alfa do not sell the ball joint individually and that I have to buy the whole top arm to sort the problem. After being quoted £200 for each top arm I'm feeling a bit
So, my first question for anyone who has experienced a similar problem (apparently suspension/bush wear is common), is this true? Do i really need to buy the whole arms just to replace the ball joint? They are attached by 2 bolts which to me would suggest they can be un bolted and bought separately?!?!?
Secondly, apart from Alfa direct, any suggestions on where I could source these parts? Have already tried EB Spares and AlfaWorkShop but with no luck.
In case of any confusion I have uploaded a couple of photo's showing the exact part/suspension arm I am referring to.
Any advice would be much appreciated.