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Old 13-09-2011   #16
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Re: Help - New Front Wishbone Too Loose?

i had similar problem i've got 2003 jtd but all i figured out was the cheaper the arm the poorer quality of the rubber in the bushes, only lasted me a few months then had to replace them when i changed my shocks, springs, and droplinks lol, but the new ones i put on where about 40 each and still i feel the bushes have failed (DAMN POT HOLES) but we'll find out when i put it through its mot shortly, my only problem now is i feel the car has a rocket up its rear end and going through the fuel 2 quick as only returning roughly 45mpg, doesn't sound that but but it looks it as its only 80bhp version i've got but it feels like the mondeo i had and it had 130bhp lol, n av no modded it in any way
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i had similar problem i've got 2003 jtd but all i figured out was the cheaper the arm the poorer quality of the rubber in the bushes, only lasted me a few months then had to replace them when i changed my shocks, springs, and droplinks lol, but the new ones i put on where about 40 each and still i feel the bushes have failed (DAMN POT HOLES) but we'll find out when i put it through its mot shortly, my only problem now is i feel the car has a rocket up its rear end and going through the fuel 2 quick as only returning roughly 45mpg, doesn't sound that but but it looks it as its only 80bhp version i've got but it feels like the mondeo i had and it had 130bhp lol, n av no modded it in any way
Has the wife bought you new shoes?
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Has the wife bought you new shoes?
god that would be a first if she did lol
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Re: Help - New Front Wishbone Too Loose?

Digging up an old thread. I need one wishbone as the Stilo failed the MOT, and I wonder if shop4parts' wishbones are ok. I plan getting a pair anyway.

They are branded "Ocap" and sells for 40 each. Optionally I can take the ones marked "Genuine" (Fiat perhaps?) for 135 each. I don't want to do this again after a few km. The mounted pair has been on the Stilo for 10 years, and driven 100.000 km.

But... the "Genuine" marked has another OEM part number 50705083, and checking with ePer they are made of sheet metal, and not directly listed for my 2002 model. The "Ocap" part number is 50700797, and is listed for my Stilo.

Can anyone show me the light here? I am willing to pay a fair price for these items as they are vital. New arms (pair) from Fiat cost 550 in total here in Norway.

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Recently I was looking for it, and found this at www.frap.it:


They have detailed part lists. Just search in the catalog.
Might be of help.
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Re: Help - New Front Wishbone Too Loose?

Thanks. It looks like I need Ocap's parts then, even shop4parts doesn't say their genuine parts will not fit. Can Ocap be recommended by anyone here at the forum?

Clever design with the new sheet metal part, as the ball joint is replaceable, and that's the one making my wheel wobbly right now.

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Also I had some checks which of genuine wishbones are available in my country and the answer was TRW.
(This brand is suggested and recomended. For reference, it's about 100GBP with discounts here. It is available in most of the stores here, so wonder why it isn't in your country.)

Haven't heared about OCAP. Sorry
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Digging up an old thread. I need one wishbone as the Stilo failed the MOT, and I wonder if shop4parts' wishbones are ok. I plan getting a pair anyway.
Yes, I used shop4parts to replace the dodgy ones, and they were fine. I've used them many times, always had high-quality parts.
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Re: Help - New Front Wishbone Too Loose?

ive had the exact same problem with mine so what ive done is this... (Hope its Legal)

ive got myself another bush & turned it 45 deg then re fitted it like in the pic below.. its now solid & no movement at all.. BUT will it be legal.?

is the TRW parts genuine or near as..? as thats what make the bush was.. 11 quids better than 150 quid for a new arm..
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Hi Steve148, I was just wondering where you purchased your first set of wishbones from, ebay? if so do you know who you brought them off. Im in need of a pair as my Stilo has failed its MOT today and the garage told me the greatest joke Ive ever heard

"your looking at about 360 including labour mate and if you need the 14mm bushes instead of the 12mm it could cost you more"

Ive found a shop on ebay, (attached a photo of it) not sure if it would be worth buying these parts or paying roughly 100 for the lower wishbones from the aforementioned shop, Shop for parts. The final option I have is to pay about 56 including delivery for breakers parts. Would appreciate any feedback or opinions.
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Yes, I used shop4parts to replace the dodgy ones, and they were fine. I've used them many times, always had high-quality parts.
This opinion is now under review. The shop4parts wishbones failed dangerously after less than 20,000 miles, and the proprietor advises me that this is a reasonable service life to expect from the quality he supplies.
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