Alfa GTV V6 sqeaking from rear
I have a 98 R GTV V6 which I bought in April 2006. Generally I've had problem free motoring but have just had the yearly service (in Jan) and was advised that the rear spring pan arms would need replacing the next time the car is serviced due to slight play in the rear spring pan bearings. I was advised these cost £200 each and so would be looking at a pretty big bill once labour is taken into account.
It has just recently started to squeak very loudly from the rear; it sounds like it's coming from the suspension. I can get it to make the squeaking noise by pushing from the side when the car is stationary.
I wonder if this squeaking is necessarily an indication of a huge impending garage bill. Could it be caused by the recent cold weather? Is there an alternative to replacing the spring pan arms? Also, is this likely to pose a danger in the short term if left unchecked?
Many thanks for any help you can provide