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
hi Justin wilson can you post a pic of the bush they may be similar enough to other makes to use a different one. ie. is it bolt through or a sandwhich type bush is the bush broken or just too sponge now if broken you may be able to rebond it. regards don
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hi guys looking at the new ones.................. do they squash up when bolted in place is the metal collar where it is loose... looks like a collar in the bush where it sits in the subframe......... tightening the bolts may be enough to stop free play . regards don
Soak the bolt head and other end in WD-40 or plus gas you might find that you have to wind it out using a spanner or ratchet I know on other fiat s you can usually just whack them out
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.
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
Here is link to the part needed for fiat multipla rear subframe bushes httpwww.vauxhall-car-parts.co.uk...6681a90496681 Remember you need to purchase two - one for each side [U of the car...
Not heard of a problem with the rear suspension most folks seem to have problems with the front springs....
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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
Just type rear trailing arm bearings into the search box and it comes up with similar .
Poss upper subframe bushes.
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.
realstokebloke Hi DC yes i cant belive the part would be a part of the actual cross member itself either. As above i will try to find the ePER page as a url and post it to follow... Right. Think thats five posts so... This page shows the spring the rubber stop and the enigmatically titled Thrust ring. The rubber stops part 5 (both sides) have dropped down as whatever retained them is corroded. fiat
Originally Posted by martyc5674 Ok I have one down aswell. And I can pop it back up using my fingers thru the spring...did it just now when I saw your post. Anyway thers a circa 10mm hole that the stopper pushes into on mine... Has yours corroded beyond that Id say the stopper originally had a mushroom head to prevent it coming back down Im going to try some windscreen glue to hold mine up.. but Im
You wont need a ramp to have a look... Get under it from behind with a good torch and youll see straight away. Re bottoming out... Im really not sure if not having them would cause the suspension to operate out of its comfort zone...I doubt it..but I wouldnt mind someone elses opinion. Marty.
Heres an excerpt from the MoT testers manual Sec 2.4.a a. Inadequate clearance of the axle or suspension with the bump stop or chassis b. a suspension unit so weak that the body or other part of the vehicle fouls a road wheel or would do so if the vehicle was laden. Note a missing bump stop rubber is not a reason for rejection. It appears that a non-existent bump-stop would be ok - but one rattling
Its not a mooing sound is it like a cow Just wondered because they have a habit of mooing from the filler cap area. Something to do with pressure from the fuel tank. Its ages since Ive discussed a mooing multipla and it would be great if someone has one again
Nope...its very definitely suspension related(or at least it groans when the suspension is called upon) I wonder if its roll bar related... Marty
Yeah Ive had all that stuff off.. Maybe handbrake cables...dont think so tho I have no tyre rub either.. Pretty good clearance there. Im thinking its rear rear door plastics a little loose.. Yes I have mudflaps on the back...have you had noisy ones Marty.
I was sitting in our multipla in the back garden one night to see if I could catch sight of the wild Boar that had been getting in and wrecking the lawn () Just as my imagination was starting to get the better of me ( a herd of slavering huge tusked beasts tearing panels off the car to get at me....) the Multi mooed. I nearly jumped out of my skin Ive subsequently heard it on several more occasions and it still gives me a bit of a turn