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  1. Alfa 156 Lower Wishbone Alignment Help!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey Alfisti, Long time reader, first time poster here with what is probably a super simple issue to solve. I had a gear shifter cable end snap on me, so I had to drop the shifter/handbrake tunnel to get the new cables in. For whatever reason, a previous owner/mechanic had installed the front...
  2. Bottom wishbone, drivers side

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all Re the jts having its lower driverside wishbone fitted My mechanic is saying he's having big problems lining up the rear bolt. Holes Just dont want to line up so bolt isnt going through. He says he has the two fronts in but the rear is just being a pain in the a#$e. Are there any known...
  3. Will wishbone and water pump fit?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Please could anyone tell me if the following parts bought for my wife's 2004 147 1.9 JTD 16V will fit my 2006 147 1.9 16v TI? Wishbones, water pump and tensioner. I have been told that the cam belt has a different number of teeth, if someone could confirm that, I would be most obliged. Thanks...
  4. Ball-joint collant - lower wishbone front

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Today, whilst it must be hottest day of the year, I took the challenge of replacing a front wheel bearing+hub at the front. Prepared as I was, a.o. the great guide made by Chris_155 for this, I wasn't expecting that much issue losening the ball-joints (track-rod, upper and lower wishbone). I...
  5. Solid bushes lower wishbone for 156 GTA racer

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi people, I'm looking for a set of solid bushes/mounts for the lower whisbones for a 156 GTA racecar. NOT PU ones but the solid aluminum with brass bush ones. They replace the bushes that mount to the subframe. Does anyone know who makes them? I've seen them before on the internet but I can't...
  6. Do lower wishbones creak when they're shot at?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    hi guys, nice easy one, do the lower wishbones creak loudly once they're done? I got in my Brera 2.4jtdm the other morning, and its developed a horrendous creaking (seemingly overnight?) when driving on bumpy roads, and when turning the wheels while stationary. I instantly thought wishbone...
  7. Upper rear wishbone bushes

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello all, I bought a full set of powerflex bushes for the spider and I've discovered the upper wishbones ones won't fit by a country mile. Where is the best place to get replacement metalastic ones? Also if anyone wants a brand new set of 4 poly bushes make me an offer :tired:
  8. Wishbone

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    As there is a lot of choice of front wishbones out there,what make do people recommend and where is the best place to buy them .....many thanks. Steve.
  9. Front wishbone differences?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi I need to replace my right front wishbone, but looking around i see two different types, although i struggle to see what the difference is? 1) https://www.shop4parts.co.uk/?name=store&op=Details&ProdID=16244&sku=274682 2)...
  10. Upper wishbone torx bolt sizes.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just looking at my upper wishbone bolts from the side I would say that they look like about an E18 size torx. Can anyone confirm this? I'm replacing the NS upper wishbone on Friday and just want to make sure that the torx socket I need isn't one of the ones that have gone AWOL over the years...
  11. Are your wishbones made of Italian cheese?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Upper and lower wishbones last approx. 15k miles. That is terrible. I have changed 4 arms twice in 3 years of ownership. Ball joint get damaged and the only solution is to replace the arm. Is this Alfa's poor design or your wishbones last for ever? My wallet does not like this so if you have...
  12. Lower wishbone, pin diameters...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just been looking at my 147s' lower wishbone bushes, and trying to measure the pins with a view to possible bush replacement (with poly bushes). The left side bushes seem quite firm, some very slight compliance when levered (seems normal for rubber bushes), but hardly any movement at all when...
  13. Help, upper wishbone replacement

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I recently bought a gt, the two top arms are now knocking and I need to replace them, any recommendations as to the brand best to purchase I want them to last, thanks
  14. 166 Front wishbone suspension bushes

    Alfa 164 & 166
    166 Front wishbone suspension bushes. Are they a DIY job or strictly garage? I have seen on other Alfa's that it's easier to change the whole wishbone?
  15. 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!
  16. 159 wishbone - help!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I'm currently looking to replace my upper wishbones but I'm getting confused. I was going after trw wishbones as I read they are reliable and since genuine ones are too expensive I'm looking for af. Eper shows me part numbers 51817623 and 51817624 for left and right respectively, however...
  17. Upper Wishbone question

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Is it possible to have the wrong upper wishbones fitted to a 3.0 v6 ? Reason I ask is, I've got all sorts of issues currently with the rear suspension.. won't go into detail as I've bored everyone stupid in other threads but I also have a lower than expected ride height and negative camber on...
  18. Front wishbone bushes

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guys, do you know if it is possible to diy change front wishbone bushes on a 2010 Giulietta by undoing the wishbone directly and using a screw press tool? A mechanic has offered to do this for me for 80£ per side (160£ total). But i wonder if the wishbone can be taken out just enough to...
  19. Lower track control arm (Wishbone)?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I’ll regret asking this but I do have my reasons....... I am due to have both lower control arms replaced, it has been mentioned that I wouldn’t need to have the car tracked after replacement? What is the general consensus, I think it will need a 4 wheel alignment but has anyone ever replaced...
  20. lower front wishbone POwerflex versus Original

    Alfa GTA
    What are the experinces for replacing the original lower front wishbone rubbers by Powerflex? Is it worth the extra money and what is the advantage, and possible disadvantage? The original ones are to be replaced and I'm looking for input and advice. In general I'm aiming to keep my 147 GTA as...
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