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  1. ball joint grease

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Greetings , Owner of 159 1.9 JTS Today's annual service everything was ok except from some grease that the mechanic saw underneath and told me that its the grease from the ball joints , apparently the part that keeps grease from getting out is need be replaced.Car has 68k km. The problem is...
  2. Tech help pls - lower ball joint boot.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Need to replace the lower balljoint boots on the 2.4. Would be grateful for a quick tutorial on how it’s done and what size boots are required. Cheers.
  3. Ball joint splitting help!!!!!!!!

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I'm splitting the front suspension on the Spider for a full fast road rebuild, everything has gone fine except one very stubborn track rod end. Ive spent two days on it now and I've run out of ideas. I've tried my various trusted forks and splitters, whacking seven bells out of it but it just...
  4. Ball Joint Replacement DIY

    Alfa Giulietta
    Im looking to replace my front ball joints due to excessive play, i can get both ball joints for around £30 and the jobs looks fairly simple - grind 3 rivet heads off, knock out and replace with the new ones which come with nut and bolt fixings. Is there anything i should be careful of/know...
  5. Wishbone ball joint thread

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Evening all, Quick question for someone who has the answer, as always..... I’ve misplaced the nuts from my front upper wishbones, the one on the ball joint on each side. Tried every nut I could lay my hands on but nothing fit! Does anyone know what thread they are? Thanks in advance!
  6. Gear selector ball joint for a 159 2.4

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Anyone know where to get this? it clics on to the shifter on gearbox. It has a lot of play in it (3 mm)and i partly fixed it by sticking som 1mm rubber in the front and back and glue the plastic housing back together. But really want a new one. But gear change feels more precise with the mod.
  7. Ball joint on front lower wishbone

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Good evening , I'vea horrible creek over bumps today is a nackered ball joint on the drivers side front lower wishbone Can you just buy the ball joint or is it a complete wishbone job ? Cheers
  8. Ball joint removal tool

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys, I would like to remove the ball joint of the upper wishbone because I have to change the spring. Will that tool do the job...
  9. 147 Lower Control Arms - Ball Joint Replacement

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone, I need some input here, has anyone replaced the balljoints on their lower control arms, is this possible? Do not want to replace entire control as the bushes are still good but there is play in the balljoint. Thanks
  10. Rose or Ball Joint Drop Links?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Wanting to purchase new Aluminati drop links but the question is to whether get them with a rose joint or a ball joint? The price is the same. I was wondering if anyone could provide input on which would be the better way to go.
  11. Alfa GT front suspension ball joints

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi y'all I've just replaced my front wheel bearings and broke some of the ball joint nuts while hammering those *******s apart. I bought some standard nuts in the hardwarestore (size m10(track rod) and m14(lower arm)) but they don't fit as the threads of these are to coarse. Does anyone know...
  12. GTV front lower ball joint removal

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi there, any tips/ techniques for removing the lower ball joint on a phase 1 GTV? i have loosened the pinch bolt and tried to prise the fitting apart however i'm not having a lot of luck. any advice welcomed, regards, John
  13. Lower wishbone ball joint

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So I got my car checked out today regarding some issues i've been having with the suspension.. (Creaking at low speeds when I go over speed bumps, potholes etc) and the main one (rubbing/grinding noise whenever I turn left or right).. mechanic said that the upper wishbone arm definitely needs...
  14. Alfetta caster arm ball joint mod fitting help please

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    The kit has arrived from Highwood but without instructions, I phoned Chris but he didn't know as no one else had asked. I'm hoping it will be clearer when I offer it up to the car but just wanted to see if anyone could confirm before I start drilling holes. The kit comes with a thick and thin...
  15. slight play in a lower suspension ball joint

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I have had the following advisories on my MOT (2005 GT) Advisory notice item(s) nearside lower Front suspension has slight play in a lower suspension ball joint (2.5.B.1a) offside lower Front suspension has slight play in a lower suspension ball joint (2.5.B.1a) Would this be a...
  16. Worn gear linkage popping off fix - How to

    Alfa GTA
    Good afternoon, Do you have a gear linkage that pops off the gearbox? Do you end up waggling your stick at the most in-opportune moments? Then here is a McGuyvered fix for you. My story - Well I ended up stuck in a Morrisons car park with a gearbox locked in neutral and a gearstick...
  17. It's ball joint time for the Taxi

    General Motoring Discussion
    In my experience, parts on cars seem to fall into two categories. Those that work then don't (light bulbs), or those that get worse over time until they stop being useful (like brakes). On the 190, the ball joints fall into the latter category. They deteriorate over time and if the warning...
  18. Tie rod Ball Joint Failure

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Have not had a good run with the 156 lately. 2001 Twin Spark Monza, 33,000kms. Have always been serviced by Alfa Romeo main dealer workshop. Gearbox originally came out after 2,000kms to fix a broken tooth under warranty. Only did about 25,000kms over the next 12 years and then started using...
  19. where best to buy adjustable ball joints and cam bolts

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Need some help guys please on my v6 GTV. I'm looking for bolts to make the front camber adjustable ( the high tensile thinner ones with a built in cam ) and a couple of the rear adjustable ball joints . I've searched this forum but no decent info came up. any suggestions/preferred...
  20. Boot Strut Ball Joint Socket Disintergration

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As it says the plastic sockets on the ends of the gas struts are perished to death. The struts still have plenty of push but only one of four sockets is still intact and just barely any suggestions?
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