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Hi Guy's,

I've not been around for a while as I have rediscovered my passion for 2 wheels, but the 156 is still being pampered and admired where ever I go.

Any way its MOT time and I was under it at the weekend just to see if everything was ok and noticed that the rear tyres are wearing a lot on the inner edge, I believe this is caused by worn trailing arm to hub bushes, is this correct? If so if I just change the bushes will all be ok again or are there any other parts that may be causing this? once changed should I have the alignments reset?

Thanks in advance;)
 

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Either worn bushes or out of alignment.

How worn are the tyres in general?
There will usually be slightly more wear on the inner edge, but it shouldn't be excessive.
 

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David - Still about then? How is your 156?

The wear looks more than normal and I have noticed a slight rear wheel steering effect when push it in the turns.:wow:

cheers Ross
 

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yes I'm still around.

There should be a very small amount of rear wheel steering, but that amount is controlled by the bushes flexing. If they are flexing more than normal or have failed completely then it becomes a bit erratic...!

If you crawl under the back and give each link a good pull/push you should notice any failed bushes.
 

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Well just been under it and there is about 3/16 to 1/4 of twisting movement at the chassis end (they look quite soft) and abit less at the hub, does this mean I need to replace the trailing arm as well as the hub bushes?
 

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Are you sure its just one edge that is worn, and not both - the latter measn your tyres are under inflated.
 
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