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    Red face Rear Upper control arms help

    Hello all,

    Need a help from someone who lives in or near Manchester. I thought I have got it all done but here you go......

    I am getting a terrible knocking noise from the rear each time the car goes over rough patch of road which has some pot holes. Reading the forum, it seems my rear upper control arms (bushes) are gone (got new shocks and springs look ok).

    Now I am a novice at these things and have just recently spent a fortune on getting new shocks, discs/pads, 1 wheel bearing, tyres, etc so don't fancy spending more with the garage.

    Is there someone nice around my place (Manchester) who can help me out with fitting these?

    Thanks in advance

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    im in derby and can give you a hand. had to do this on my last vec. a simple check if they are gone is to grab the top of the wheel and pull it out. if it moves then they need replacing. it does need a good pull though. very fiddly on drivers side due to fuel tank and filler and will need rear tracking and alignment afterwards.

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    my bad manchester is further away than i thought it was :/

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    Thanks owen... Yes Derby is a bit far from me :-(

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    its 2 bolts each side and a heap of clips down the arm. but dont forget which way they come off because they are different at the ends took be a couple hours tbf

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    Thanks owen... now just need someone to help me out...

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    Anyone guys??

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    i can't help with fitting, however anti roll bar bushes and droplinks can also cause a knocking noise at the rear.

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    Hi mate, don't know if this is any good to you but I could come across and give you a hand but it would have to be next Saturday (hospital appointments through the week). Done mine a couple of times, last time had the powerflex bushes fitted so hopefully won't need doing again. If someone else offers in the meantime feel free to take them up. Let me know.

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    XPCobra - Is there an easy way to check if it's rear anti roll bar bushes / drop links instead? Have tried pulling the wheel from the top.. no obvious movement but the rear end of the car jiggles a little when pulled hard. Does that say something?

    Thanks blueboys - much appreciated... just pm'ed you.

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