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Old 20-11-2008   #16
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My Alternator failed at 60k. Can you post the spare part numbers on this thread that you will purchase grom GM??
I have just looked at the altternator that was removed from my car, but the sticker with the details on it is scuffed, I had the new one delivered straight to my local garage for fitment and they don't appear to have given me the delivery/note/invoice. However I'm back there tomorrow for the suspension bushes to be done so will chase it up.
If it helps I purchased the new alternator from Hillmart Uk a.k.a Alternatormart. Their part number was ALT12049. they were very helpful and can do next day delivery for 3.95.

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Re: What really is GM on the Croma????

Considering you have now done 80K have you done your cam belt change around 72K? Says 90k in manual, but that is too long for the water pump according to multijet fans! Was the water pump, Cam Belt, Aux Belt, Thermostat, Tensioners and Pulleys...any of them GM parts.
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I'm glad I found this thread.

I need front suspension arms, rear arms and rose bushes, front offside caliper front discs and pads for a croma 2006 120 multijet.

I replaced the drop links still clunks away as before, and to be honest the old ones felt fine.

The real problem is if I phone anyone up for parts they say "sorry it's dealer only" and then I phone fiat and get ripped off.

Are the arms, etc the same on all vectra C, or do they have variations?

What I'm saying is if I phone a parts supplier for those vectra C parts is someone gonna ask me for a chassis number? Can I just say 02 onwards vectra 1.9 cdti 120...

I would like a croma-->vectra part number comparisonD
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Re: What really is GM on the Croma????

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I had new wheel bearings on the front recently and they were for a Vecta C from 2002.

The lower and upper suspension arms and drop links are Vectra C.
The rear suspension and trailing arms inc springs and cups are also Vectra C.

Saab 9-3 and Vauxhall Signum also have identical parts on front and rear suspension as the Croma does.

The main problem is that only something like 1300 Croma's were sold before Fiat pulled the model. So people inc motor factors etc are a bit nieve and do not know that the latest incarnation of the Croma that has been around for 3 years.

All you have to do is look at the suspension set up for example on 2005 vectra is identical.

As we get to know our cars better, we will know over a period of time when we have to go to Fiat to buy parts that are not common on GM models.

I have asked if Shop4Parts.co.uk are likely to do a section for Croma's, they are not. because of the volume of models sold, but they will be able to undercut the dealer price of a specific part.
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I'm glad I found this thread.

I need front suspension arms, rear arms and rose bushes, front offside caliper front discs and pads for a croma 2006 120 multijet.

I replaced the drop links still clunks away as before, and to be honest the old ones felt fine.

The real problem is if I phone anyone up for parts they say "sorry it's dealer only" and then I phone fiat and get ripped off.

Are the arms, etc the same on all vectra C, or do they have variations?

What I'm saying is if I phone a parts supplier for those vectra C parts is someone gonna ask me for a chassis number? Can I just say 02 onwards vectra 1.9 cdti 120...

I would like a croma-->vectra part number comparisonD
Having discussed the rear arms and rose bushes with the my mechanic the rose bushes are definately vectra C, as for the arms themselves which house the bushes there was there was a difference of opinion at the garage, they look similar but one guy said there are the same as the signum....which differs from the Vectra C slightly. Sorry if this confuses the issue further. I had the rear arms replaced complete with new bushes and the cars ride and handling is much improved and the knocking has disappeared. I now need to source some rear pads as mine are barely legal, I will be investigating as to whether these are common with GM
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Considering you have now done 80K have you done your cam belt change around 72K? Says 90k in manual, but that is too long for the water pump according to multijet fans! Was the water pump, Cam Belt, Aux Belt, Thermostat, Tensioners and Pulleys...any of them GM parts.
Now over 81k The timing belt has not been changed yet and I'm aware that it would be prudent to look at replacing this and the others asap. Unfortunately with the amount I've just spent recently I'll have to risk it until after Christmas. The water pump issue sounds worrying are there any warning signs before it packs up?
Incidently do I have the highest mileage Croma on the forum?
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Re: What really is GM on the Croma????

I am at 67K at the moment.
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I am at 67K at the moment.
What about the car?

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Hi, Sorry to jump in on this, but I have a 2006 Croma Prestigio, (1.9 Mjet). The Fiat dealer tells me that the front pads and discs require replacing now(26k miles). I have been quoted 480, I haggled (as they fitted a new servo under warranty as the brakes have been binding) and now they have said 340 this still sounds high or is it me?
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Is that the 150 or 120? I know for the 150 you're looking nearly 300 for FIAT OEM parts. Them are HUGE brakes.
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Re: What really is GM on the Croma????

So the rear arms are they vectra or signum?

I need a front offside caliper for my 120 croma anyone have any ideas if this can be sourced from VX? Fiat quoted 180.

Are the front arms on the vectra C all the same?
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Re: What really is GM on the Croma????

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So the rear arms are they vectra or signum?

I need a front offside caliper for my 120 croma anyone have any ideas if this can be sourced from VX? Fiat quoted 180.

Are the front arms on the vectra C all the same?
The Croma shares its platform with the Signum and Vectra Estate, not the saloon - it's to do with axle weights. Curiously, the shock absorbers are the same for all non-SRi vectra saloons / estates & signums but the springs are different weights..? Rear arms should be Signum items.

Best bet would be to look at Signum parts from the equivalent model, if you go to one of the brake websites you may be able to work it out by comparing disc diameters etc. The front suspension is shared across all vectras & signums, the only caveat is to choose parts from an equivalent model. I, as usual, am completely stuffed because Vauxhall never did a 2.4JTD vectra

As a last resort, find the part number on your caliper etc and google it - it will be a GM number.

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Re: What really is GM on the Croma????

Hi Hellcat, It is the 150 with the 305mm front discs. I have been quoted 291 inc vat for non OEM & at the same garage 365 inc vat for OEM.

Fiat want 340...

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Re: What really is GM on the Croma????

wow, i only paid 250 for my FIAT ones.... how can different fiat garages charge such a difference for the same thing
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Question Re: What really is GM on the Croma????

i have a Croma 1.9 8v 2006, The osf coil spring was found to be broken when I took it in for the first MOT ( 22/4/2009) Went to fiat hoping to get it repaired in the next few days they can not get the part untill the 26th May. My question to all out there are the springs interchangable with any GM model.

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