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Old 18-04-2018   #1
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Hi all,
Taken my B to Portugal for a road trip. Had a great run down, but now developed a significant knock from rear suspension. Local garage say suspension bush (new springs a year ago). Told they can get the part for 3 weeks!! My question is whether the bush is a standard Punto part or not. I have a 2000 B.
Any help or advice appreciated.
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Old 19-04-2018   #2
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Re: Help!

I haven't been able to check part numbers but think a lot of the suspension parts are common to both Punto and Barchetta. Have a look at Shop4parts website. They seem to have plenty of bushes in stock and usually deliver next day Monday to Friday.
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Re: Help!

If you are thinking of replacing the rear trailing arm as a complete unit, they are different to the Punto, I think the actual bush repair kit is common to both.
Presume this is what is making theknocking sound.
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Hello,
Regarding the knock
Worth checking the shock absorber ( damper) bolts are fully tight , when the springs were renewed they may not have been torqued correctly.

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Thanks all,
Weirdly - the knock has now stopped. Do not know whether to be pleased or scared. The car is level, handles fines, tracks fine - she's booked into a Portuguese garage on Friday. Do I cancel or not. They have already had it on a ramp but no obvious diagnosis.
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Hard to say what exactly is the cause of your knocking. My experience was that going over an uneven surface I would get areally loud knock, that was the bearing that is in the trailing arm, a large bolt runs thought this and connects to the subframe. The bearing is a ballrace and had collapsed took me ages to remove as it had completely seized up had to use a angle grinder to remove.
I would check it out at your garage again and see if you could return to home .
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Have left in her Portugal - waiting for a garage to take a look (your post worried me too much to drive it back!). I'll keep you all posted when I hear.........
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south Portugal i presume ?! Algarve ?

if you were in the north neere by Porto and you need any help !? just say something !
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Thanks so much for that - we collect her in July and will be driving back up to Santander via Porto. If there are any problems with the garage, I may ask you to give them a ring for me - my Portuguese is minimal!
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I can do that , no problem at all !
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I had a lathe turner make me some new polyurethane ones and now i have said good bye to any further knocking.
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