Bits to replace on an 05 147
I recently bought a 1.9 JTD Multijet 147 which is nearly 4 years old now. Both upper wishbones have been replaced within the last month. I have developed the infamous 'front end knock'. Went to a local mechanic who has also noted play in a bush on the steering rack, just as i dreaded. The noise is ARB related.
In short i'll have to get a new steering rack, obviously a bloody expensive. Therefore I was wondering if anyone would advise getting anything else done whilst I'm at it? Planning to get ARB, drop links and rack done as both involve taking off the subframe, I'd be grateful if anyone had any tips of other wear and tear items to get done at the same time? I'd rather just spend a fortune all at once.
Incidentally I only bought this 'Used and Approved' car from a renowned alfa dealer who had apparently fully serviced it prior to my purchase - Since purchase both upper wishbones gone, brake pads wore out after 4 weeks. Now having to replace the aforementioned rack and ARB. Is that normal?!!!! Again would very much appreciate feedback.