Cooper S Dan
Jan 9th, 2009, 04:06 PM
As title really, my 54 plate MCS Cabrio has failed it's MOT on the above, has anyone had to replace the offside rear trailing arm? How difficult was it and where did you get one from - rough price?
Thanks in advance for any pointers :nice:
Jan 16th, 2009, 09:07 PM
Try german-swedish-french on the web for replacement arm they will be much cheaper than the dealer. If you want to have a go at changing it yourself then invest in a haynes manual they `re well worth the money. I`m really shocked that a five year old car needs new rear suspension arms. Just goes to show the disgusting state of the roads in ths country.
Jan 17th, 2009, 06:41 PM
Is it the trailing arm or the control arm? The control arms are somewhat flimsy stamped steel,
but the trailing arm is much more robust and a lot harder to bend.
The control arms are #9 in the following diagram and the trailing arm is #4.
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Feb 26th, 2009, 05:47 PM
If it is the trailing arm, I have a used one you can have for £5 plus postage (I replaced it - along with the NSR - with an R56 items...)
Feb 26th, 2009, 07:00 PM
It will be the tie rod as we have seen many bent / cracked ones of these and only 1 bent rear arm.