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Old 18-06-2012   #46
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Re: 40MPH Wobble Warning

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It happens over here as well!! I am getting the long shaft replaced with a "recon" unit from F**t for 176 Euro plus labour. New unit costs 268!
Dealer tells me that returned units are binned after examination as they know they are substandard! The low price is subsidised by F**t as a gesture of goodwill.
Good to hear you can get a full shaft for 268Euros. Mine would have been 500+!!!! without fitting. Have you any way you can see if the new part is marked up GKN (part no)non-recon on the large diameter of the wheel end joint, normally in the track where the gaiter fits ont the shaft. If it does i`m going to get very cross with Fiat as they are made in GB and if they are charging more here than in Ireland I feel that i`ve had mi pants down!!
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Good to hear you can get a full shaft for 268Euros. Mine would have been 500+!!!! without fitting. Have you any way you can see if the new part is marked up GKN (part no)non-recon on the large diameter of the wheel end joint, normally in the track where the gaiter fits ont the shaft. If it does i`m going to get very cross with Fiat as they are made in GB and if they are charging more here than in Ireland I feel that i`ve had mi pants down!!
Getting it tomorrow, will keep you updated
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Re: 40MPH Wobble Warning

Refund agreed with Fiat on Monday. Original shaft handed in to the motor factors that 11am. That same shaft; reconditioned both ends; collected Tuesday 11am. Now fitted back to the car.

Total cost - 97.
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Refund agreed with Fiat on Monday. Original shaft handed in to the motor factors that 11am. That same shaft; reconditioned both ends; collected Tuesday 11am. Now fitted back to the car.

Total cost - 97.
Well now i`m totally confused!! what was wrong the time it escaped? Hope its the end of your problem but its a poser and no mistake. Probably be thinking about it when they come and take me to the home for the permanently bewildered!!
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Well now i`m totally confused!! what was wrong the time it escaped? Hope its the end of your problem but its a poser and no mistake. Probably be thinking about it when they come and take me to the home for the permanently bewildered!!
They said it was a faulty part - I got no details beyond that so I'm afraid I can't confirm if the part was incorrect, or if it just failed.
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Re: 40MPH Wobble Warning

The numbers for Tarquin are (10184574GKN GKN 27 120201 NON REVISIONABLE)

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The numbers for Tarquin are (10184574GKN GKN 27 120201 NON REVISIONABLE)

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Same as mine!!! Will be sending a stiff e-mail to those nice lads at Fiat UK and Mangoletsie in Cheshire about this. Feeling that mad I think I will claim for vaseline as well. Feel well "shafted".
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Re: 40MPH Wobble Warning

The wobble is coming back! Has anybody replaced the inner shafts or do I have to renew the other outer shaft?














Bugger!!
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Re: 40MPH Wobble Warning

Ours hasn't completely gone away, which is bad as I've got a 6 hour drive to Kent coming soon - and 6 hours back!

If my Marea's aircon was working I'd take that over the Croma but 6 hours in a hot car is worse than a case of vibration white-finger!
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Re: 40MPH Wobble Warning

Mine is also returned but only at 45mph on a R/H bend. L/H bend -- no probs. When I asked my mechanic he said some of his Vauxhall mates have had the similar and unless you change both the drivers side components it will always cause a prob. He suggests that as it is now a wear problem on the inner surface of the "tulip" which may be slightly conical. This would explain why it only happens on a L/H bend. keeping it packed with grease is the best way of reducing this wear.
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OK Final chapter (for me!!) Have now replaced lefthand side short shaft (160 euro) only to discover very worn and dry Hardy Spicer on outer shaft. Ordered and delivered overnight from F**t UK (245 euro) Both fitted today (50 euro). Both exchange
So: That's all four replaced since June, so unless I reverse everywhere I hope my wobble has buggered off!! Now to fix my credit card
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Re: 40MPH Wobble Warning

I feel your pain brother, i feel your pain.

If you have read the other threads you will see that there is an issue with grease or the lack of it. If/when you get a service done ask them to check the tightness of the CV Gaiter clips and check grease is present and gaiters are not split.
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