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Old 26th March 2020, 13:33   #1
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Yesterday I took my car at mgr expert and unfortunately we discovered that rear arms are about to go, I knew they would need doing at some point I just did not expect it that soon amazing what one winter can do. And the news got worse as the top bolt on the drivers side which seemed to be the one worst one was ciesed on so it seems like I'm going to need a trailing arm the rear disc back plate and a hand brake cable on top so the expense is going to be great my problem is that I can't really afford or justify such an expense with this coronavirus craze going on in the world at the moment so I'm baffled as how to take things forward. I don't think that this is something I can DIY tools or ability wise. If you any suggestions or experience with this issue please let me known !
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Old 26th March 2020, 13:46   #2
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Hello Thanos,
Get onto the DGMRS website (see traders on this forum). Matt and company can sort out all your parts needs. Rgds M.
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Old 26th March 2020, 15:58   #3
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Which trailing arm do you need - left or right?
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Old 26th March 2020, 17:06   #4
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which bolt is seized? The one that goes through number 3 here
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001553

cant the ends of the bolt be cut away, arm removed and then the bolt hammered out? You may need a new bush but surly not a trailing arm and back plate.

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Old 26th March 2020, 17:13   #6
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which bolt is seized? The one that goes through number 3 here
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001553

cant the ends of the bolt be cut away, arm removed and then the bolt hammered out? You may need a new bush but surly not a trailing arm and back plate.

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I think its number 3 my MGR expert said the way the trailing arm is shaped makes it impossible to press in a new bush in the press so it's easier to swap the trailing arm
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It's the right
You could either buy a new RH arm for £190 ish - or refurb the existing arm by fitting a new bush.
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Old 26th March 2020, 18:29   #8
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I think its number 3 my MGR expert said the way the trailing arm is shaped makes it impossible to press in a new bush in the press so it's easier to swap the trailing arm
I can't see why he says bush #3 can't be changed because there's nothing blocking access to it. Bush #2 is trickier because of the curve of the arm, but it can still be changed with MGR tools. RAVE (page 64-10 Repairs) shows them being used - one to push the old bush out and another to press the new bush in. There are six tool ID numbers.




Your man is right though - it's easier to fit a new arm (but not necessarily cheaper).

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Just to clarify the bit in blue below - are you 100% sure he's not talking about the upper arm to subframe bolt (#3 here)? That's the one that usually causes trouble - not the trailing arm bolt(s).


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.... the news got worse as the top bolt on the drivers side which seemed to be the one worst one was ciesed on .......

...... so it seems like I'm going to need a trailing arm the rear disc back plate and a hand brake cable on top so the expense is going to be great my problem is that I can't really afford or justify such an expense with this coronavirus craze going on in the world at the moment so I'm baffled as how to take things forward. I don't think that this is something I can DIY tools or ability wise. If you any suggestions or experience with this issue please let me known !
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Sorry yeah that's the bolt I meant not the trailing arm one.

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