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I've just checked my rear left tyre to find that the inside is heavily worn in comparison to the rear right tyre.

This was an advisory on the MOT a year ago, but 'magically' disappeared on the MOT done just before I purchased it.

Has anyone had any experience replacing rear control arms? Should I replace the whole control arm(s?) or just the bushes.

Besides the wear, the ride is fairly comfortable with no loud knocking etc. although there are some slight vibrations in the wheel.

Thanks in advance!
 

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I think that like the 147, the rear tracking is adjustable as well as the front. I'd get that checked first. Take it to an Alfa indie or a garage you trust: you don't want Quickfit or the like fiddling with it!
 

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You can buy the bushings (at least some of them) from alfisti.net. The rear toe in and camber is apparently done with the same adjustment, so if the bushings are worn it'll be hard to adjust both properly.
 

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I've just checked my rear left tyre to find that the inside is heavily worn in comparison to the rear right tyre.

This was an advisory on the MOT a year ago, but 'magically' disappeared on the MOT done just before I purchased it.

Has anyone had any experience replacing rear control arms? Should I replace the whole control arm(s?) or just the bushes.

Besides the wear, the ride is fairly comfortable with no loud knocking etc. although there are some slight vibrations in the wheel.

Thanks in advance!
I was having this very same conversation this evening with my mechanic when I picked my G up, so many cars seem to have a clean bill of health when they’ve previously had faults when sold by a trader.
Personally I’d call the garage and say you are getting it looked at; if it is clearly old I’d give them a chance to make good or report the MOT station, it’s the only way it will stop - you may have guessed that this really gets me.
 

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Since it was an advisory for tyre wear it is always possible that the tyre had been replaced, maybe even with a part worn one to match the other side.
 
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