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rear trailing arm bush


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hi got advisory on my 09 plate Mondeo says n/s and o/s rear trailing arm bush worn now can u just buy bushes or has to be complete arm and what does this part look like looked on eBay shows few diffrent ones any help would be great 

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+1 for what @iantt said, a "decent" garage will have the adapter kit which means they only have to drop a small part of the rear sub frame rather than the whole lot i.e. taking the rear trailing arm out.  You also want to be fitting a decent brand bush e.g. First Line, no "Chinglish" parts of eBay.

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Bushes are about £25 each for a decent brand. I bought Ford parts when I changed them on my car in May this year. The tool is about £130.

The reason I changed them myself was that the local Volvo specialist (same as the V70 and S80's I think) wanted to charge me £400 and the Ford dealer, who quoted for less than £200, didn't actually have the tool.

Once fitted I had a full wheel geometry done and all has been fine since. The rear tyres had worn unevenly and the worn bushes caused handling issues like understeer and then oversteer on bends/corners.

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