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hi guys, o and girls! i have just had my air bad light decide to stay on after its MOT, i dont know if they desturbed anything, i've be told to disconect the battery to see if it reboots.
onto suspention i was given a advisory on it, the rear swinging arm (shock absorber carrier arm) one of the bushies in it as warn, does it need new bush or do i change the whole arm, anyway any ideas thanks guys.
 

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I remember somebody syaing it was something to do with the sensor under the seat. I'm sure someone else has had the same problem and can help :)
 

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Powerflex do polybushes for the three bushes on that arm, if you can find some stock.. The powerflex factory burnt down recently!
 
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You can polybush the rear or get new springarms. Either way you had better brace yourself because it is not cheap job. The airbag light will need to be reset. What year is your car? Most garages should be able to do it, not just main dealers or specialists.
 

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How old is your spider?
If its an earlier car and still has the original shock arms with a balljoint at one end and a rubber bush at the other, I would strongly recommend that you replace them. Reason being is that the rubber bushes fail, resulting in damage to the aluminium subframe.
If your car has the later arms, with a balljoint at both ends, a little bit of play is not a cause for major concern.
The balljoints/bushes are not available separately; you have to replace the complete arm, or convert to powerflex polyurethane bushes.
As for your airbag issue, the ecu needs to be reset with Examiner or equivalent. The cause is usually the connectors under the seat or on the actual pretensioners.
 

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thanks guys so far so good, yes i can get the power flex bushes no problem, i've found a site that does them at about £14.50 each so i want all six on that arm £90 quidish. i tryed takeing battery of to see if light would go out but no, so i guess its a trip to the garage on that. POWERFLEX - Rear Lower Inner Swing Arm Bush - Alfa Romeo - Spider 2000 Twin Spark 16v, GTV (2000) & V6 (1994 onwards) :: £14.25 :: Polyurethane Suspension Bushes :: Alfa Romeo - Spider 2000 Twin Spark 16v, GTV (2000) & V6 (94 onwards) :: thats site for bushes don't know if thats gonna open so just copy and paste into address bar
 
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