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#1 Blue Diamond

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 02:35 PM

Just had my 07 plate 5dr checked over prior to MOT.Mechanic says the rear trailing arm bush rubbers are starting to separate from the metal and is a possible failure,if spotted.Contacted Ford parts dept and they say they don't do bushes separately,you've to buy the whole arm @£145 each plus VAT.
Has anyone else sourced bushes or do you have to replace the whole thing with a Ford part?
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:55 PM

I'd quite like to find out too as my wife's 57 plate Titanium X got an advisory for the same thing at its MOT today. The dealer told me it was quite a labour intensive job and quoted me £346 to supply and fit a replacement.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 09:35 PM

Not as yet.
Ii have the same problem.
i have been meaning to phone deflex to see if they can make a h/duty poly replacement but they will need a patten sent to them maybe we can arrange some thing if someone on here has the old arms still and would like to surrender them?
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Posted 26 September 2011 - 01:46 PM

dont suppose the symptoms of these failing is a clunk thud from the offending side even on slightly poor roads that is more noticeable at lower speeds ?
if so best start saving me £££££`s :unsure:

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:32 PM

dont suppose the symptoms of these failing is a clunk thud from the offending side even on slightly poor roads that is more noticeable at lower speeds ?
if so best start saving me £££££`s :unsure:

i would think they will need changing around the 50k its a whole arm replacement ££££ :(

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 08:51 PM

mines done over 100k but last mot at 90k no advisory on it ?
oh well if it needs doing so be it , love the car so its worth it

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:12 PM

Passed my MOT today and the guy didn't mention anything,nor did it show up on any of the computerised kit used in MOT centres here in N.Ireland.With the car looking clean and well with a couple of new tyres,I don't think he was looking too hard.Ford deffo only sell complete arms as spares,so hopefully someone will come up with replacement bushes in time for next year's test if they've got any worse.
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 03:48 PM

Passed my MOT today and the guy didn't mention anything,nor did it show up on any of the computerised kit used in MOT centres here in N.Ireland.With the car looking clean and well with a couple of new tyres,I don't think he was looking too hard.Ford deffo only sell complete arms as spares,so hopefully someone will come up with replacement bushes in time for next year's test if they've got any worse.


good result then...fingers crossed for mine in 2 weeks time :whistling:

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 09:16 PM

What you would save by buying bushes only is negated by longer labour times.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:43 AM

Just had this on my 07 S-Max (different, but similar) and it was the same situation, no replacement bushes/rubbers, just the entire piece. Ouch.




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