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Vauxhall Insignia Brakes-Saturday can bring in all sorts of jobs in a busy garage?

Vauxhall Insignia Brakes

Vauxhall Insignia Brakes

Vauxhall Insignia Brakes

I am sure that every garage owner that opens on a Saturday will agree that we never know what to expect. Of course, most of the

Vauxhall Insignia Brakes

new spring being fitted with the spring compressor

work that we receive during the week is probably booked in and therefore predictable.

of course the Saturday just past was no exception. In general Saturdays are filled with customers wanting  new tyres fitting. Indeed this the first job was a red Vauxhall Insignia for two new General tyres fitting. Our customer wanted the fronts to back and also a wheel alignment.

Because I work on our internet sites then my office is in another location. As a result, then I go into my Halifax garage every Saturday morning. Of course, just to help out wherever I can. Hence, just helping anyone out who needs me. So, I may answer the phone or go fetch parts or tyres from the warehouse.

Vauxhall Insignia Brakes

Alex working on the Insignia brake job

Alex was given the Insignia tyres job and proceeded to remove the four wheels. As we do on all jobs, then Alex noted that the brake discs and pads were very worn.Indeed they needed replacing. As a result, we informed the owner as we always do. Some people just make a note and have the work carried out at a later date. Probably because they want to spread the cost out.

Vauxhall Insignia Brakes and Vectra broken spring.

However this particular guy gave Alex permission to change the brake discs and pads. Consequently, the guy had heard a slight grinding sound from the front of his car. Especially during heavy braking?

Before Alex finished the Insignia, then another vauxhall owner presented with his car. His car was a Vauxhall Vectra and there was a loud banging coming from the front of the car. As we suspected the Vectra had a broken coil spring on the passenger front side.

Vauxhall Insignia Brakes

Vectra broken spring on the work bench

Luckily we could get all the parts and dale started on the font spring job. This Saturday was turning out to be a busy day with several tyre jobs coming in out of the blue. Any garage owner will tell you how rewarding it is to be kept busy. Especially on a Saturday?Sometimes we can do the same turnover on a Saturday morning than a whole mid-week day ! very rewarding!

Eric Roberts

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

Shock Absorbers-How to tell if your car needs New Ones – The Globe and Mail

shock absorbers

This car needs more than Shock Absorbers? but you get the idea.

How to tell if your car needs new shocks The Globe and Mail A local tire repair shop (I had a tire rotation and an oil change) told me that I should consider new shock absorbers and struts – approximate cost, including parts, labour and taxes, plus a wheel…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

The car in the picture needs more than shock absorbers

Cheap Shock absorbers tend swing in and out of fashion? About twenty years it was all the rage to have your shocks checked out and replace, much the

same as wheel alignment is today. All the large equipment manufacturers were making machines to enable garages to check the shock on cars that were in for a menu car service.

shock absorbers

Monroe Shock Absorbers

he role of the cars shock absorber is to keep the car’s tyres in constant  contact with the road, giving the car optimum grip, when the car is cornering and braking. Shock absorbers are part of the cars suspension, so if the shocks are worn, the vehicle’s ride and comfort is compromised, and you will get the feeling of drifting when cornering and general insecurity when driving.

I remember visiting a motor equipment show in London; I think it was in Earls Court. One of the companies exhibiting at the time was SUN Garage Equipment. SUN were a well-known Garage Equipment Suppliers, well established company and had on display a wonderful looking shock absorbers testing machine.

I asked for a demonstration and was very impressed with it. The machine worked by the car driving onto plates and a shaker, driven by an electric motor shook one axle at a time. The machine then printed out a sort of impression of how the shock  absorbers performed, if the lines were close together and tight looking then the Car Shock Absorbers were alright, but if they were sort of wobbly and not consistent then the shocks would worn out and needed replacing Shock Absorber Replacement was a lucrative business for us the Sun machine was very accurate and popular amongst our customers. In those days we used a few different makes but we became impressed shock absorbers,monroe shockerswith a brand called Monroe Shock Absorbers and tended to stick to this brand, for the quality and also we had a good deal from the local factor, which helped in our decision to fit them.

I was most impressed with this machine as it gave a print out and a visual aid to the customer. It was only a matter of days when I ordered one and had it delivered and installed. What a great asset this proved to be. I believe that VOSA the UK MOT governing body are considering a similar thing, with vibrating plates to test the shock absorbers

Article scooped by Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Cheap Continental Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

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Broken Spring Problem

Broken Spring Problem-Roadwork causing damage to many cars -Car Damage Big Problem in Halifax-

Broken Spring Problem

Broken Spring Problem

Broken Spring Problem caused by pot holes ?

Roadwork causing Broken Spring Problem to many cars including many broken springs

WAFF

Mechanics said you should have your car alignment checked every year, but if you drive through a roadwork zone often or hit a big pothole, you should have it checked as soon as possible.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Broken Springs a problem

As to damaging your car’s tyres. So potholes are notorious. Including, ruining the alignment of your wheels. Of course, as well as the suspension and undercarriage of the vehicle. Therefore,when the car’s alignment is affected. Perhaps most serious but often the most overlooked problem. Hence,is that your steering wheel wont be straight.

Importantly, this can cause your car to veer off to the side. naturally when you are driving. Thus, left untreated this can become a potentially damaging problem.

Potholes are bad news for motorists everywhere. Increasing the chances of hitting a pothole and having your tyres damaged. Hence is significantly high.

After the terrible winter we have just had. Then it is important that drivers are on the constant lookout. Especially for potentially dangerous potholes when out driving. As a result, some of the potholes. Are created by the disastrous winter conditions.

Literally tearing people’s car tyres to pieces when driving over them. Especially on those dark winter nights.

Broken Spring Problem caused by huge pothole

Potholes are impossible to see. It is estimated that in Britain the price of repairing all the potholes on the roads is in the region of ₤ 10 million and will take around ten years to repair every single one.

If you come across a particularly big pothole. That you believe is going to cause your car and tyres some serious damage. Then the best course of action is to avoid them as best you can. If this is not an option drive over the potholes at a very slow speed, this should minimise the impact of hitting one.

There are some things though that people need to be made aware of when it comes to potholes. Including, the damage that they inflict upon a car’s tyres.  Are you aware that you are not liable for the pothole damage to your car? Drivers can claim for damages caused by a pothole. Just send them the proof from a photo or an image from your cellphone.

If you are planning on travelling around Great Britain. So and would like to check what the roads . Especially, in the areas you are going to be driving. Then there are many websites that have been set up to inform you. Many even have maps. Hence,to let you know where potholes are. Simply search for this kind of information on Google.

Because, you are bound to find a number of these websites.

Broken Spring Problem could be anywhere in the world

The problem of roadworks appears to be World wide. This article by WAFF is about the roads in the USA, but we have just the same problem here in

the UK. These roads with there ditches and potholes are not doing the cars suspension any good at all.

We seam to have half the roads in Yorkshire dug up at the moment ( probably getting ready for the Tour De France cycle race). The main problem for my garage at the moment is Broken Spring Problem and wheel alignment in Halifax being knocked out of position. These roads also have other premature steering problems such as worn out ball-joints.

Broken Spring Problem

This bent steering arm is due to a hole in the road.

The main problem to me. Is when the authorities repair a road they do not fill back the hole correctly. Of course, in a week or two, holes appear in the road. Thus, causing the surface to break up and later more pot holes spring up.

Most motorists do not know that they have a Broken Spring Problem

Of course, until their car has an MOT test, and it fails the test not knowing that if they knew where the hole in the road was, then they could have taken a photo and claimed for the damage caused from the local council.

I suppose I should not be complaining as long as we get some of the work in our garage ?

Eric Roberts …www.mot-halifax.co.uk

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Members of Unipart Car Care centres. Giving a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Selling tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk.

Using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Offering courtesy cars to local motorists. Needing to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. Official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes. Carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

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Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber-fitted to the Front Roll Link- Peugeot 407

Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber

Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber;  Designed to make the car more stable (and it worked)

Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber

Peugeot 407 SW new and old part showing clearly where the shocker fits

One of the reasons for this unusual front suspension design was to improve the handling a suspension to make the driving experience more dynamic. The design really worked , the front roll link has a type of bolt on the ball-joint, which holds the Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber on, as you can see more clearly on the picture, this assembly is known as the “double wishbone and a linked carrier hub”, this along with a modified rear suspension with the shock absorbers inclined to the rear of the 407, helps to optimise the width of the cars boot,and also gives the 407 much more improved handling and driver and passenger comfort. Indeed the New Peugeot 407 is now praised for its ride and handling. Personally I am not sure about the part been made out of an alloy type metal, as far as longevity goes, but only time will tell.

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/shock-absorbers-2/Other car models in general usually have the roll-bar fixed to a bracket. The car in the picture failed the MOT test, because the part failed, but the new part was readily available from the main dealers and the Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber was on its way after a re-test.

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More reading…

“This specification consists of axles that make extensive use of lightweight aluminium alloy for enhanced performance:

Altogether a more stable car with its new suspension system the Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber.

Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber

Peugeot part after fitting

Article written by Eric Roberts…www.pellonautocentre.com

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Selling Dunlop tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com . Hence, by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. As a result, we offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work . Leaving their car with us for work doing. Official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes. Of course, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

 

BMW Mini Suspension- Has a Rear Suspension Collapse ? Due to bottom links.

BMW Mini Suspension

Is this a common BMW Mini suspension fault ?

When I opened my garage doors on Saturday. Then a dark green BMW Mini had been left in the car park overnight. As a result, the owner had left a note . Thus to say that she would be calling in that morning. At the time we had not noticed . That the rear drivers BMW Mini Suspension was not straight . But leaning in at the top.

BMW Mini Suspension

BMW Mini Suspensionpicture showing top and bottom links(off the car )

When we eventually got the BMW Mini on the ramp,(Saturday is a very busy day for tyre customers) we were astounded to find that the problem was caused by a broken bottom arm link, a part of the BMW Mini Suspension. The bottom link had completely snapped in two. This caused the wheel to pull in at the top making the car un-drivable.

This link is part of the cars multi-link system that is now common on modern vehicles such as the BMW Mini, and is used to give the cars independent suspension to all four corners of the car. The BMW Mini Suspension top and bottom links are part of that system. The lady customer can not remember running over any objects but with all the snow that has fallen in the Halifax area this winter, it is possible that she may have run over a large stone that was buried in the snow without knowing and snapped the link in two. This year has been a particularly bad year for broken springs and other suspension parts. The video that I have included in this post clearly shows the bottom link in action, it is the part that is a silver colour at the bottom of the BMW Mini suspension.

The new part has now been ordered and we will be fixing the BMW Mini this week.

More reading…

“Does multi-link suspension have any disadvantages? In short, yes… Such systems are more complex and incorporate more components, making them more expensive to design and produce. For this reason the systems were first introduced by luxury brands. That said, lower vehicle production costs and higher customer expectation have more recently seen the technology filter down to many large and mid-sized mainstream vehicles. Development of the multi-link suspension systems is ongoing. For example, Italian company Magneti Marelli (most famous for its auto electronics) is making significant headway in producing cost-effective multi-link systems for small cars. Its new designs incorporate flexible links, the benefits of which are said to allow fewer total parts, simplified bushing designs and reduced noise transmission into the passenger compartment”..http://www.carpoint.com.au/advice/2009/what-is-multilink-suspension-7533

BMW Mini Suspension

BMW Mini Suspension with its wheel “In at the top”

See the Mini bottom link on this YouTube Video…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku37xauzYz0

This post was written by Eric Roberts..www.pellontyres.co.uk

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Broken Springs- How would you know if your car had a broken spring?

broken spring due to bad weather

 

Winter is a bad time for motorists to suffer broken springs

This is the time of year that many motorists experience their car having strange banging and rattling noises whilst driving along.

More reading...AA patrols have reported a big increase in the number of broken  springs – in the year to February 2011 we saw more than 21,000 breakdowns related to spring failure.

Micra McPherson strut sowing the oil leak (dark part)

We are certain that the motorists are breaking their springs as the hit pot holes and pavements that are covered in ice or snow. It always seams to be this time of year when their suspension takes a pounding from the bad winter weather. We have also noticed that we have had more MOT test failures due the very same problem.

Some car owners do not notice that they have a broken spring until it comes to having their car tested on its annual MOT, but the damage is noticed most in winter. Once again we think it was caused by their car running into the kerb or some other raised object or hole, hidden by snow and ice, its easy done.

Broken spring is due to ice and snow and probably a kerb stone ?

So if you hear your car rattling or banging coming from your car it will probably be a Broken Spring on Car or shock absorber that you broke struggling home in the recent snow fall that we have just had.

More reading…AA patrols have reported a big increase in the number of broken  springs – in the year to February 2011 we saw more than 21,000 breakdowns related to spring failure. The number of broken springs in January 2011 was 25% higher than in January 2010.  Figures from 2012 (the graph below shows, 2010, 2011, and 2012) show no signs of the problem going away… http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/car-servicing-repair/coil-springs-breaking.html

 

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Ford Focus  Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger

Broken Springs

Many cars are presented to us for the MOT test with a broken spring and do not know a thing about it. The main damage is caused when the car goes down a pothole or mounts the kerb for some reason. If the Broken Springs are only broken at the bottom, then the driver very often does not hear any rattling or banging coming from his car, but when the spring breaks say halfway up then the noise will drive him or her mad.

days, before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and MotorCodes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyresafe.

43 Suspension System-Components-Suspension

43 Suspension System-Components-Suspension and Parts explained in this Video

43 Suspension System-Components-Suspension

43 Suspension System-Components-Suspension

This is a simple but effective video. Hence to help our customers understand the parts of their car. Of course, that goes into making the car suspension up. Our main suspension problem, is shock absorbers. Of course we call them shockers for short. Shocker problems, usually come with the cars age. Of course shocker problems are also picked up in the cars annual MOT test. Of course the main problems we get is that the shockers dont work at all. Believe it or not, customers are never aware that the shocks on there car are defunct.

The oil in the shocker piston slowly dissipates or leaks. Hence this is over a number of years. A simple bounce test will show ineffective shocks up. Replacing them is usually very simple. Nuts at the top and bottom are removed and the old shocker comes out. naturally we just do the opposite to fit the new one and the jobs done. More complicated ones include the Mc pherson strut. The shocker is fitted inside the coil spring assembly. Therefore this job is more difficult. So I would leave this job to the professionals.

Basic Principles – Spring Action & Control – Solid Axle – Independent Suspension – Independent Suspension – Rear -Coil Springs – Leaf Springs – Torsion Bars -Rubber Springs -Hydraulic Shock Absorbers – Gas Pressurized Shock Absorbers-
Load-Adjustable Shock Absorbers – Manual Adjustable-Rate Shock Absorbers – Electronic Adjustable-Rate Shock Absorbers -Automatic Adjustable-Rate Shock Absorbers

Car Creaking noises

Car Creaking noises-Cars are capable of producing many noises including “creaking”

Car Creaking noises-Cars are capable of producing many noises including “creaking”

Car Creaking noises-Cars are capable of producing many noises including “creaking”

Creaking is one of noises, that really annoys the driver.Hence it is one of the most common “noise” problems that we are presented with here at Pellon Autocentre in Halifax, Yorkshire, UK.
Naturally, cars turn up with rattling, squeaking, banging and other sounds, that sometimes cannot be explained by our customers. The last car to come to us, with a noise problem was a VW GT TDi on a 2002 plate. Hence the car had done about 69000 miles.So the mileage was low for the year.
The car was driving the guy mad?.Because the annoying sound was heard in the car at low speeds.

Thus, even when the car was driven down his drive. The problem was that the car was making an irritating creaking sound. Accordingly,the noise sounded like it was coming from all around the car. So, sometimes from the front and sometimes from the rear, it was really getting at him.
We knew the customer well. Therefore, we decided to check the cars past history.

Thus, on our computer system. We found that the car was fitted out with some new”anti roll bar bushes” about two months ago. Also, we replaced the cars “drop links”. But this would have caused a knocking noise.
We road tested the car and indeed could hear the noise. Of course, Ryan Linton was the guy on the test run. He drove the VW slow and fast. Therefore he discovered that the creaking was worst when turning the steering wheel in either left or right hand locks.

Car Creaking noises

He drove the car in the large carpark of the local Co-op supermarket, with the window down. Naturally, he could hear the creaking quite clearly with the window down. We have seen this sort of problem before and so we suspected the front suspension could be the problem.
Ryan suspected that it could be the wishbone bushes that were dried out or perished. The wishbone bearings could also be the problem. This was found to be ok. Therefore, we decided to check that the drop link bolts were tight ?
Although they were replaced recently. So, this was found to be the problem. They were re-tightened and this solved the problem. The car drove without the creaking noise. We did the job free of charge, because we fitted the original drop links. The customer was highly delighted and drove off into the sunset.

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Shock Absorbers- Nissan Micra – MOT Test-Failure if they are Worn and Leaking

Leaking shock absorbers are an MOT test fail

The most frustrating thing about shock absorbers and struts, (which are basically the same thing) is that they are sealed units and although they are classed as maintenance free, they will

Shock Absorbers

A Nissa McPherson strut unit, the shock absorber part (strut) is fitted inside the spring .

very often start to leak. In some countries shock absorbers are known as dampers, because that is exactly what they do they damp down and level out the bumps that your car is picking

shock absorbers

Nissan Micra in for a new shock absorber

up as it drives along the road.

Depending what the model of your car is, then the shock absorbers should be changed at certain mileage intervals,

If you are not sure what this is then you can perform a simple bounce test. All you have to do is to press the corner of your car a few times with your body weight and then stop the bouncing. Once you stop then your car should settle back down straight away, if it bounces again more than twice then the shockers require changing. You do this procedure on each corner, bouncing the car and then releasing it.

In my opinion this is not a very satisfactory way of checking your shock absorbers, but at the moment I have not seen a satisfactory machine that will do the job. The best machine that I ever saw and consequently bought was a tester that was sold by SUN equipment. You drove the car onto vibration plates, which shook the cars suspension very violently and then suddenly stopped. The action of the shock absorbers was then recorded on to paper printouts via an ink needle, similar to the ones used in hospital heart machines. If the pattern was tight then the shocks were good, if they were wide, then the shocks needed replacing.

This was a great machine because it produced a print out so that the customer could see the state that his shocks were in. ironically the machine was scrapped by Kwik-Fit after I sold them the business and I don’t think that they are made any more.

How do Shock Absorbers work?

Some cars never have their shocks replaced, but with age the ride of your car will get bouncier and the cars steering will be all over the place when cornering, although this is sometimes

Shock Absorbers

Micra McPherson strut sowing the oil leak (dark part)

blamed on the cars tyres it is more often than not the shocks that need changing.

As I have said earlier, the most common problem is the fact that they leak oil. If this is the case then they will need changing. Any kind of shock absorber works on the same basis. There is a piston rod that enters a chamber that is filled with oil. The piston has oil seals to prevent leakage. As the piston is compressed by the weight then it takes the force of the road surface and the car. Your shocks take all the up and down pressure (bumps) and the cars chassis remains level, or as level as possible whilst driving along.

When the shocks are worn or broken then you will get an uneven ride in your car. I think that the worse culprits of this are on cars that are used as Taxis. You can often feel the older cars bouncing up and down as you drive along, and apart from alcohol, I am convinced that this is one of the reasons that people are sick in the back of a Taxi.

Struts are normally fitted at the front of cars and are fitted inside a coil spring unit. These are known as McPherson struts and just like the shock absorbers, they can leak oil. These struts along with the springs that they are inserted into can very often break, and the symptoms  are rattling and banging noises coming from the car when going over bumps in the road, This is another problem that the potholes can cause. “Broken springs

An old perennial that keeps cropping up is that when a shocker has to be replaced then should they be replaced in pairs. In my opinion this is a grey area, the manufacturers always recommend that you fit two, and I think that this is the perfect scenario, but in practice the customer wants to get away with having to spend as little as possible and in general only has the one fitted. The rule to this is simple, if your car is relatively new, then just change the one, the one on the other side should still be good, but if the car is an older model then you should change the shocks on each side of the same axle, backs or fronts. This will give you an even ride and more stable cornering.

Normal shocks are fairly easy to change for the home mechanic, but the struts are more difficult and require some special tools, such as spring compressors and so I would take your car to a local garage, for the work doing.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work

shock abrorbers

Monroe Shock Absorbers are our favorite replacement shocks brand

and parts. We also sell Budget Car Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

VW Polo Suspension-Wishbone Rear Rubber Bushes are a Common Problem?

VW Polo Suspension

 

One of the most common MOT failure problems here in Halifax is the failure of the VW Polo Suspension bushes VW produced cars, such as the Skoda and Seat cars.

The reason for this in my opinion is twofold; the first reason is that we have a Volkswagen main agent in our local area.Also, we have more than our fair share of customers who own Volkswagen cars.

VW Polo

vw golf bushes in place not yet removed

Albeit some of them are older models. Thus, the second point is that our roads here in Halifax are peppered with pot-holes. Plus, the local council have an obsession with placing speed bumps all over the place.

This twin affect seems to play havoc with the suspension bushes.Thus, on many a model of cars.But is more common on the Volkswagen models .As I have said earlier,this is a common MOT failure or advisory. In fact this week we will be replacing the rear bushes on a Golf and a Skoda.

VW brakes were fine it was a rear bushes problem?

The last rear bushes job was not in fact a test failure. Subsequently, the Golf owner was convinced that he had a noisy brakes problem? After removing the wheels and examining the brakes. We in fact found a few issues with the Polo’s brakes. But not enough to causes rattling and banging noises coming from the rear.

After further inspection. Ryan Linton our service manager. Decided to check out the rear suspension. Sure enough he found that the  Volkswagen’s rear suspension bushes were perished. Of course, and needed replacing. Ryan informed the customer. We were given his permission to carry out the repairs.

Because this was a common problem Ryan had devised a method of replacing the bushes in situ, and not having to remove the wishbone. He uses a threaded bar and some nuts and

VW Polo

VW Polo rear rubber suspension bushes removed

washers, to remove the rubber bushes, although you can buy a kit, a picture of this can be seen on … http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?87809-Rear-Wishbone-Bush-replacement-Polo-2003

VW Polo Suspension

You can use a 36 mm socket, insert the threaded bar with the nuts and washers. When it is all in place you can tighten the nuts and it pulls the rubber bush through the back and out. The new bush can be fitted the same and is a relatively easy task for a mechanic or an enthusiastic amateur, the job takes about 30 minutes a side. The homemade toll example can be seen on one of my images, but you can replace the square plates with nuts and large washers if required.

The next one we have for the same problem is a Skoda and job will be exactly the same as the VW Polo.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Tyres to fit VW Cars online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector

VW Polo, bushes

Home made tool for removing VW type rear suspension bushes