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is it easy to fit a drivers side lower suspension arm/wishbone and a radiator fan

took my punto 1.2 mk2 in for a mot the other day it failed on the dust cover on the lower ball joint and on exhaust emissions.

the hole in the exhaust will be done at the garage but i need to know how hard/ easy to fit fan and drivers side wishbone and if any special tool or equipment needed to do the job
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Re: is it easy to fit a drivers side lower suspension arm/wishbone and a radiator fan

I am a little confused here, you say it failed on the dust cover on the lower ball joint, thats just a gaiter, fairly easy to replace. What I'm confused with is why you want to replace the suspension arm?

Fan is easy to replace as well
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The gaitor thing confuses me as well.

For the fan, replacent is easy enough, but FCS test the fan itself by applying 12v + and - directly to it. Usually the fan not coming on is not due to a fault with the fan itself.
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Re: is it easy to fit a drivers side lower suspension arm/wishbone and a radiator fan

the mot sheets reads this "offside front lower ball joint dust cover excessively damaged so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt". the only thing i can find close to that is lower suspension arm
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Re: is it easy to fit a drivers side lower suspension arm/wishbone and a radiator fan

i dont need to do a test to the fan the blade bit has came off the motor so it wont spin
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the mot sheets reads this "offside front lower ball joint dust cover excessively damaged so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt". the only thing i can find close to that is lower suspension arm
That means the gaiter is completely split and needs replacing, put new one on and fill with loads of grease.
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That means the gaiter is completely split and needs replacing, put new one on and fill with loads of grease.
where will you buy one, got a link?
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where do u get one from and how do u fit it and is that for the fan or ball joint
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Re: is it easy to fit a drivers side lower suspension arm/wishbone and a radiator fan

Have a look on ebay
They might have it in ces or something where I'd personally get my friend to get one if I needed it as he can get stuff on trade.
Mine was done by the garage though, as they didn't charge me for the parts I needed.
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i cant find one anywhere if anyone can plz pm or write on here plz plz only 12 days to have my car back for its mot
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Re: is it easy to fit a drivers side lower suspension arm/wishbone and a radiator fan

probably because they dont exist, ive only ever seen ball joint covers sold seperate once in my life but the link died. just replace the wishbone, if crap has got in ball joint wont last long anyway
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Re: is it easy to fit a drivers side lower suspension arm/wishbone and a radiator fan

all i can find is stuff for handbrake and gearstick. the garage said it will cost me 84.94 for them to fit and v.a.t is that a good price
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probably because they dont exist, ive only ever seen ball joint covers sold seperate once in my life but the link died. just replace the wishbone, if crap has got in ball joint wont last long anyway
I best look out for play on mine as well then, thanks
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if i am to get a new arm is this wot im after http://www.fiatparts4u.co.uk/index.p...mage_id=737467
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Indeed, it is what you require.
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