I changed just the bearings Got the kit from shop4parts cheap as chips. Changing the complete arm or just the bearings still require you to remove the complete arm. The only tricky bit if you get a kit is removing and replacing the bearings. Knocking the old ones out is straight forward but if you are doing it yourself like i did you will need to compress the new ones in. conanhoward thanked for this post
if money is not a problem fit complete arms you can be back in front of the telly in no time. conanhoward thanked for this post
Ok job now done the bolt wouldnt move one bit so i had to grind the arm off and then get at the centre of the bolt and extract it thriough the hollow piece of arm. Unfortunately I could not see any other way to do this maybe if i didnt just have a 4 inch grinder this might of been far easier. I dont think I will be taking a job as a mechanic cos this sort of job once a week would send me loopy
Hi there best of luck with your multipla I wonder if your experience can help answer my question (posted 3 weeks ago) - rear suspension bushes Johnbob. I too have some rear bushes to change and wondered if it could be done in the way I suggested. So if you have a spare minute could you read my post and comment please It seems to have been read but no one has left a reply.
Does the multipla have the same rear trailing arm as the bravoamarea
Believe multipla is same running gear as Marea as it is a development of said car. When I recently bought a front drop link it was marked Marea.
Do a search on the site all too many people join and dont actually search the site its all there to see. This just covers the bearings in the arms.... httpwww.fiatforum.compunto-guide...epair-kit.html rab10000 thanked for this post
hello cheers i did have a look for a guide but i couldnt find one anywhere
Just type rear trailing arm bearings into the search box and it comes up with similar .
hello cheers for the reply cant find a complete arm replacement just for the bushes itself to take the arm itself off do u have to take of the spring and shockstrut off never done anywork like this before but starting to get the hang of it now with all the probs ive had with my car
Originally Posted by md123 Help and advice needed please complete novice at work here I have a X reg multipla with the rear wheel leaning in at the top - common fault. We have been told the rear axle needs to be replaced as the suspension is not independant but told by someone else just need to replace the radial arm etc. Think we are totallyconfused.com Any help on offer would be really appreciated new rear axle yes all you need to buy is a radius arm repair kit is a common fault on multiplas there is a guide on how to do it here but is a pig of a job to do do both sides as if one is gone the other wont be far off repair kit is avalaible from shop4parts and if you are a fiat forum member you get a discount too
Originally Posted by md123 ...We have been told the rear axle needs to be replaced as the suspension is not independent... If a garagemechanic told you that then definitely dont get any work done by them Plenty of topics about it one here start with this one... rear arm bearings As long as the tyre isnt rubbing on the wheel arch (or anything else) then its OK to shop around for parts and someone to
being twisted. So the resistance of the bar - its an anti-roll bar - to this twisting tries to keep the car level as it corners so you dont end up falling out of your seat. When the rubber bushes wear out they can no longer hold on to the middle of the roll bar allowing it to waggle around a bit and eventually hit some other metal bits under the car so you get a clanking. Thats at the front. The multipla
Hi Johnbob Im seconding your question. Im contemplating doing the same with my 1.6 multipla. I found a rear suspension arm bush kit for about &16320 on shop4parts. But not sure if Ill be able to get the old bushes out in situ. Also read that its best to renew both sides at once as otherwise you will notice uneven cornering as one bush is new & tight and the other old & sloppy. I believe the Multi shares
must be more skilled than the average DIY mechanic. I have read of people on this forum and even a local mechanic saying it is a laborious job. One of my local mechanics estimated up to 4 hrs per side. Sorry if my English isnt perfect its not my language. I changed the entire unit see picture below. 4 hours per side is very much on the safe side for the mechanic. Im no mechanic but since I own a multipla
How can it need a new arm knock the old bearing out and the new one in and done.
Hmm I see what youre saying and I agree - if (and its a big if) I had access to a ramp and the necessary tools to extract & press bearings. The problem is that my wife can have her car back fixed tomorrow by having the arm replaced while she is given a courtesy car or I can order the bearing kit wait for it to arrive and then find someone to fit it for me that isnt an untrustworthy cowboy... Thanks anyway though Nick PS Waiting to see what goes wrong with this car next...
Ive got the same problem but not as bad yet. These arm bearings are similar on alfa 155s and are supposed to be a bugger to get the bolt out so some of the guys fit a new arm and just cut the old bolt insitu to save on time im not looking forward to doing it myself.
Search on the multipla forum found this I found a couple of things a bit tricky -The bolt that goes through the bearing that is broken is most likely severely corroded. I managed to knock it out using a long piece of steel that I put on the bolt and hitting the steel pipe with a sledgehammer from the other side of the car. You need a helper to do this but I got the bolts out. The other way to get it
Hi JTDman Thanks - yes (unfortunately) it does seem to be the case that they are a part of the subframe - and therefore the most expensive bung retaining devices on the planet. (Who designs these things Ludicrous but there we have it.) So yes i need a top subframe & would be interested to know what you have & so if you get back to me thatd be great thanks. When having a poke we noticed also that the
I have noticed that when i checked the distance between the rear tyre and inner arch that the gaps are different (camber) could one of the rear swing arms be the problem.
I think you mean this one Vehicle Details Reference R2006085 Manufacturer Ref Make fiat Model multipla - RHD WITH rear DISC BRAKES Launch Date 26072006 Numbers Involved 2278 Build Start Date 01042002 Build End Date 28022003 Recall Details Concern BRAKE FLUID MAY LEAK Description It may be possible for the handbrake cable to foul the rigid brake pipe at the right hand rear suspension arm. In
Just want to say..... I have had a real run of problems since purchasing my first multipla...its has cost me a small fortune... However I was contemplating getting rid and everbody was giving me the usual its gonna cost more than its worth...but then I thought hang on... I could go buy another seemingly good car...and just to have to start fixing problems from scratch again. At least with the money
Originally Posted by heatherandsquig Hi there-my multipla has a loud banging sound at the rear drivers side whenever I go over a bump it then settles down-would this be the shocker or rear suspension bush cheers Paul could be subframe bushes sounds more like a knock mine are gone too. trailing arms tend to make a cracking sound could be these too. or youve just got a shock gone.
rear subframe bushes did you check the front ARB bushes with the car jacked up if so most of the play will be taken out by the way the suspension hangs. ideally you need it on a 4 poster ramp or over a pit then grab hold of the ARB both sides and give it a bloody good rocking other multipla favourites are the radius arms but these make more of a crack than a knock.
the springs etc Or anything else that need looking at whilst Im there anyway Not sure if the Front Springs are still covered by the Recall... Recall for Front Springs breaking Id check the Trailing arms for playlean. Looking from behind look for any leaning of the rear Wheels they lean in at the top if the arms Bearings (wrongly called Bushes a lot) are on their way out quite a common fault on multiplas.
Originally Posted by BikeDoc Id check the Trailing arms for playlean. Looking from behind look for any leaning of the rear Wheels they lean in at the top if the arms Bearings (wrongly called Bushes a lot) are on their way out quite a common fault on multiplas. Checked and yes they do lean in
The Tipo shares the same part nr. for the suspension arm Repair kit as the multipla. The bushings could be the same Then the eper doesnt look quite the same Tipo multipla
Thought Id post an update........... Fitted new springs and shocks thought Id treat the old bucket as the springs were original with 152k on them and the shocks at least 3 years old and as the roads are so crap that the toll on my suspension is becoming horrific I reckoned in for a penny etc. Anyway its not quite as straight forward as the you tube videos I watched on other cars as the springs are
If you jack the car up at the rear jacking on the chassis not on the subframe or trailing arms then look at the four bushes. Youll see a gap between the subframe and the upper flange of any bush that is loose in the subframe. Lever lightly with a large screwdriver (between the top of the subframe and underside of each bushs upper flange) to make sure theyre all tight in their bores. Edit The rubber
My Multi has just failed its MOT on nearside rear upper suspension arm corroded and seriously weakened. Its looking likely ill be needing a whole newsecondhand subframe. Its mainly the metal around the rear bush. That has rusted and crushed the bush. Any ideas where I can get one from