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Hi, I am noticing a slight wandering in the steering on the car of late, seems okay when accelerating though.Are these symptoms?...Dave
i have had the same problem, its the inner steering idler worn, #40ish from renault #20 from all parts or any other motor factor, u will need an an offset 32mm spanner to undo
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The repair kits for the front wishbone ball joints have been available for a long time.

They consist of a new ball joint and 3 bolts,. costs about 40 a side for the kit and fitting at any decent garage.

A problem well stated is a problem half solved !
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Replacing the arm is realtively easy.

Bear with me, i'll make a diagram...
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The sizes of the nuts are thereabouts, just off the top of my head I remember them being 21's but they could have been 25mm.

As well as the wishbone, you'll need a new bolt from the stealers. approx 4 or so.

Basically the wishbones are assembled from new onto the subframe before it is bolted onto the car. The bolts are dropped in from the top. As a result, when you want to remove the rearmost bolt, it fouls the chassis and you cant get enough clearance to withdraw it.

Solution is to undo the nut, and tap the bolt up enough to get a junior hacksaw in to cut below the bolt head. it doesnt take much cutting, but allow a good 15 mins or so, for swearing time!

Once the heads been cut off, the thread can be tapped through from above. I used a long pole through the engine bay, theres enough room to do it, could even be done with a small punch.

Once its out, the others are quite easy to do, the tapered one might be a pain but there should be an allen key hole in the thread to lock it off, it should stop it spinning when you're tightening it up.

I found it easier to put the subframe bolts in first when assembling the new wishbone, as otherwise the thread holes in the bushes wont line up. get these lined up and a bolt in each first and it'll be pretty easy.

If you dont fancy that, you'll either have to remove the whole subframe, or pay someone 70+ to do it. But trust me, its not worth 70 its only half an hours work despite what anyone might tell you
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I can see from the excellent post form badj how to get the wishbone out - but how do you get the new wishbone bolts in? Can the subframe be dropped enough with out removal? or can the nuts be replaced without dropping the subframe?
I want to replace the complete wishbone as the car is quite high milage and the plastic/rubber mounts lokk a bit suspect.
Thanks in advance.
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