Rear arm Bearings

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Rear arm Bearings

Post by OwenS » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:36 pm

I think the rear arm bearings are giving up on my car. The rear offside wheel is starting to lean inwards and that wheel inparticular emits a 'crack' noise when turning sharply. Do I need to replace both sides or just the one? Is this an easy job and when do I get the arm bearings from and how expensive will this be?
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:59 pm

See the BX DIY part of the club website, there is a full write up.

When the hurricane needed them the car wandered quite badly at high speeds although a cracking noise and the leaning on the wheels is the normal symptoms.

I thought you'd sold this car now?
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Post by OwenS » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:03 pm

Unforntuatly I had to pull out as sale of my other car fell through. This would have left me with only £300 to get something else..which would mean buying rubbish.
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:06 pm

Now why did i think you'd bought a ZX???
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Post by OwenS » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:10 pm

I do have ZX, sadly MOT failure at moment....rust!! Suprisingly.
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Post by OwenS » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:17 pm

I've had a butchers at GSF parts. Which parts do I need to buy? Just the arm bearings? Do I need to do both sides?
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Re: Rear arm Bearings

Post by mnde » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:25 pm

OwenS wrote:I think the rear arm bearings are giving up on my car. The rear offside wheel is starting to lean inwards and that wheel inparticular emits a 'crack' noise when turning sharply. Do I need to replace both sides or just the one? Is this an easy job and when do I get the arm bearings from and how expensive will this be?
I counsel that it's worth doing both at once. My o/s bearing was pretty bad - the car wandered at speed and there was a crack when I got in the car in the morning. The bearing was dry and collapsed. My mechanic thought the other side was ok - but I asked him to do it anyway. In fact when he got the bearing out, it was *just* starting to go, so it was a good job!

The bearing kits are available from SKF. I paid £100 per side plus vat to get mine done.

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:31 pm

They are not a bad DIY proposition if you have a large vice and a big hammer, follow the links.
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:52 pm

Mark Lightfoot charged me 70quid a side.

He's in Derbyshire though :D
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