Dont do it in the rain o) sorry couldnt resist.
Couldnt believe you richie121.How many time have we been wet under one of your cars.
Originally Posted by 007licenced2thrill Couldnt believe you richie121.How many time have we been wet under one of your cars. I hold a brolly now and again c u soon mate Hope ur mates oki know how much u like him
Why are you going near the springs Undo ball joint nut then separate balljoint from hub. Undo the the 2 main bolts connecting arms to chassis (there are 2 more smaller bolts from memory) and fit new arm and refit in reverse. Arms come with balljoint.
Posted by T14086 Why are you going near the springs Thanks for reply T14086 - Just thought that there would be tension being applied from the springs onto the lower suspension and was thinking that the tension could be clamped so as not to hinder the removal. If this is not the case then happy days Is it necessary to normally remove the dischub to get at the ball joint or are the ball joints on doblos
Yeah I just hit with hammer until ball joint separates but a splitter is useful. I have access to a lift ramp which makes it so much easier especially when lining up the bolts which can be a bit tricky...leave them all slack until all the bolts are in then tighten.
Have you had a look at your engine mounts Melv101 Mine spasmatically snatched to the left and Im thinking the broken vulcanised rubber in the bottom mount was a make factor. Cant say as my motor as decided not to start since I done my wishbonemount repairs. Believe theres three engine mounts - bottom approx. middle of the car a foot back from the engine one under the battery box and top on on drivers side.
Neither of these normally cause a vibration upon acceleration but a crank pulley may if it is dual mass (metal centre & pulley section with a rubber sandwich) and wearing or has been removed & replaced slightly out of centre. Let the engine idle and see if you can spot a slight wobble. If not turn it with a socket & ratchet and see if one point is closer to the chassis leg. Ive seen these replaced wrong and it creates a strange vibration. You may also want to see if this is causing your squeal
joint you could try jacking the car up and see if you can feel any play in the wheel you cant allways detect play because of the spring pushing down so you have to lift the wheel realy hard another way is to do what some mot testers do and put a small crow bar onto the top of the wishbone and prize it up where it connects to the bottom part of the hub assembley ive not done one of these on a doblo
headlamp bulbs are a pig to replace by the way. So I am thinking very hard about replacing it. Mine doesnt have a DPF but I think i could live with one. The new doblos are far too expensive the Qubos are also expensive and i read here of problems I dont need so what am I to get Im still working on it. The new Panda I like but it is small and expensive for what it is so I am now looking away from fiat
I thought one of the dealer people would have replied by now still doubt if there is much hope of me buying another fiat the only things going for it are MPG & torque 2 side doors and solid bulkhead against are poor ride eats tyres ( dont do motorways all A & B roads) wipers turbo pipe( verrrry expensiv e) clutch & flywheel breaks & discs ( ready for another set of discs) 2 lower wishbones door latches
wishbones maybe I needed new ones at around 85000 and mine was pulling to one side under acceleration. The bushes wear but it is apparently as cheap to change the whole thing as extract and replace the rubber bits. Just an idea.
Agree I am also inclined to think that this is a bush that has play in it in the wishbone. If you change it yourself dont tighten the bolts with the wishbone unloaded but do it with the suspension at its normal running position. That ensures that the new bushes last longer.
I read you post on the 500 Yobbo and largely agree but then the 500 is not intended to be a universal car it has been sold from day one as a fashion icon and the selling technique has worked brilliantly. I am in the miserable situation of having a doblo that is becoming tired. its had new wishbones two bits of exhaust new wiper mechanism a new radiator the usual replcement items including all new brakes
Hifrom symptoms its the front lower wishbone front bushs wornsplitallows the arm to move forward and back when acceleratedeceleratecommon faultcan be lower ball joints worn but these usually produce knocking noise on uneven groundrather than steering fault. Ive had these wishbones cracked through on rear mounting as well so I would get it checkedrepaired urgently. wishbones are available as pattern
Originally Posted by sned Hi Ive owned my 05 1.9jtd high roof taxi for about five years and it has always worn the outside edges of its tyres. The wishbones have been replaced recently but the wear is the same. Im thinking too much positive camber is the problem. Im wondering if lowering the front would remove some of the positive camber Does anyone know if the later facelifted doblos have shorter
the wishbone attachment point. The paint probably came of in the first year this will again last for a fair while. Pic 5. Seam rust - prod with a screw driver that will be solid. Dont scratch because you will damage the protection underneath alowing moisture to attack bare steel. Clean it up by all means and treat but again that is normal on a lot of cars. If it were a structural area of the car fiat
are being greased because I am told they may not get through the next MOT in August. I still have my original and very rusty back box but the rest of the exhaust has ben replaced once in 95000 and I dare say is in a bad state again. All the surface rust you show is normal for all cars and none of it will kill the car. The worn oily and electrical bits will have killed it long before then Also fiats
I had to have my front wishbones done a few months ago. The mechanic said that it was possible to get the bushesjoints out but it was so laborious and time consuming that it was cheaper to just change the wishbones. I am totally incapable of doing anything myslelf so the decision was made for me. But my car has needed a lot of expensive replacememts recently.
Check out wishbones and track rod ends as they tend to go on them my 02 & 04 dobbies both have had this problem and it runs off the inside of the drivers tyre. Clutch I am not sure I have been driving with a loose bearing in mine for about 2yrs. Keep an eye on altenator belt pre-tensioner and be an expensive repair if the belt comes off.
When mine did this it was because the wishbones needed replacing. The bushes were worn and it was no more expensive to change the lot according to the dealer. Anyway the car ran like new afterwards. Although mine was nine years old when this began and had done about 90K.
Mine developed a wobble. There was also torque steer and it pulled to one side when I put my foot down. I actually had to fight to stay in control and it got dangerous. It was the front bushes. They changed the wishbones as they told me the bushes are difficult to remove independently and the price difference would have been minimal or probably nothing at all. Its perfect now.
Hello. Right I have every thing loaded that I would normally and it is not sitting on the rear springs there is about an inch gap. So they are bump stops. just very big ones. It was something I read elsewhere and the size of them made me think that they were often sat upon. Cheers for the link for the spring assisters I discovered them earlier and I am pondering getting a set to help with the weight
mines a 2002 1.9d just got the mpv body same engin as yours 140000 changed altinator wishbone wheel bearing and brake pads and shoes
Originally Posted by shellmast mines a 2002 1.9d just got the mpv body same engin as yours 140000 changed altinator wishbone wheel bearing and brake pads and shoes Thanks shellmast for that - I think that makes you the first to write in with good news on the 1.9 non turbo engine that I can find everyone else seems to be on the JTD which we know is the best engine of the two.
Hi Great cars. The things to look out for are all over this site but wheel tracking etc. and the fact that the wiper linkages can fail are possibly the most common problems. Mine had replacement front wishbones at about 80K and a replacement wiper motor and linkages at c.30K but apart from that nothing much other than replaceables. I sold it at 100K with the back silencer box still intact. I had the
Hi Well my 03 JTD is running as well as ever. I had the cambelt replaced once and it is due for another and one of the glow plugs hasnt worked for two years but that doesnt seem to make any difference. Im concerned about the life of the clutch - 90000 miles and the brake pipes might need replacing (rust) next month. Ive had new wishbones (bushes) and a new radiator (leak) plus a few bits and pieces
Hihave you checked the lower wishbone front bushs are not split or worncommon problem and puts the wisbone slightly out of line and can cause pullingworth checkinghope this helpsJohn.
Oh forgot about the bottom wishbones failing on the front sus- rubber bushes wore out on it.... Seems a never ending stream of faults oh the rear barn door latches fell apart as well. Feels like a Friday afternoon car to me this. Probably going to get a Tranny Connect LWB. Slightly bigger so the bikes will go in easier and hopefully better built
205 40 17 is sweet but runs ride a little rough but very good when cornering. did not really notice much more drag from the extra wide wheels. also 4x98 is PCD dont rub on full lock no nothing one thing to take into account though if you go for this size is too keep and eye on the tracking and lower wishbone bushs as these seem to take a battering. Rock on
What is the width of the 17s u have Many thanks Marc Originally Posted by Scott7763725272 205 40 17 is sweet but runs ride a little rough but very good when cornering. did not really notice much more drag from the extra wide wheels. also 4x98 is PCD dont rub on full lock no nothing one thing to take into account though if you go for this size is too keep and eye on the tracking and lower wishbone bushs as these seem to take a battering. Rock on
Ill be putting mine up for sale (on fiat Forums classified pages of course) in about 3 or 4 weeks. Its a W reg JTD130. Currently with no MOT but thats why itll be 3 or 4 weeks yet. Low milage (72K) recon gearbox and new clutch about 7K ago. Belts and pulleys changed at 57K. Service history to 46K and then serviced by the independent I always use since. Loads of other new bits over the last 2 years.
Another view I have owned two Multiplas both bought secondhand a 2000 1.9JTD (sold on with 160k miles) which last year was changed for a 2006 1.9 multijet eleganza (today 48k miles). Love the Multiplas for all the reasons stated - there is nothing remotely like them for 6 passengers in terms of room visibility etc and yet they are not a van (sorry doblo owners). I do a lot of my own maintenance. They