Day to day work at powerItalia – Alfa 147 upper wishbones
November 14th, 2011
Today we replaced The front upper wishbones on Adrian’s Alfa Romeo 147 2.0 TS.
These parts wear often, expect to see 20k-40k life from them, possibly less if driven over harsh road surfaces.
In this video you can hear the clonking sound that the wishbone makes. This one is extremely worn – the car has covered 81k miles and I believe this wishbone to be original. The suspension was very noisy and loose feeling. (Video may not run in Internet Explorer 9)
Here’s a video of the other side, which is making the common creaking sound that is noticeable when driving your car from cold.
We highly recommend the use of genuine Alfa Romeo wishbones only. We’ve seen aftermarket arms last as little as 3 months before they are worn.
Old arm fitted to its mount.
New genuine arm.
Fitted and ready to put on the car.