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how do you change the bearings on the rear radius arms of a 146ti been told by my local garage that a specialist tool is needed but the seller of the kit said otherwise.
 
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Do you mean the trailing arm bushes?

If yes, and if they're the same as 155s there's no special tools needed.

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I've done one. It depends if the bolt that runs through has rusted into the sleeve.
If that has happened you will need a bi-metal hacksaw blade pack (£4) B&Q and a reciprocating saw (£29) argos
You will then cut though the bolt on both sides to free the radius arm and you can drift the innards out with a big hammer.
Shop 4 parts sell the bolt and bearing races for about £28.
If the rusting hasn't happened it's an easy job.
 

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These are the same/very very similar to those on the Fiat Punto of which I have done 2. I've posted a guide on the Fiat Forum website as how to do it. It's not difficult, just make sure plenty of grease is pushed into the cavities and bearings. I obtained the kits for about £10 each from Desira.

Standard tools required, a suitable drift and a big hammer (and some care pressing new races into place). I did it at home.

http://www.fiatforum.com/punto-guides/56642-new-trailing-arm-bearings-fitted.html
 
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