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How To... Change Upper Front Wishbone on an Alfa 147/156/GT

A guide to replacing the front upper wishbones on a GT, 156 and 147.

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Lift up car and make sure it is safe and then remove road wheel

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2. Remove shock absorber lower mounting bolt into lower wishbone.

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3. Unclip brake hose and remove roll bar link from the shock absorber with the aid of 17mm spanner and 5mm allen key.

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4. Undo wishbone bolt

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5. Split upper wishbone outer joint using correct tool.

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6. Undo the two inner bolts on the top mount of the shock absorber and tap bolts through. Pull shock absorber down.

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7. Undo the two outer bolts on the top mount which secures the upper wishbone mounting bracket.

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8. Ease the wishbone and mounting bracket out from above the shock absorber (it will come out honest).

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9. Undo the wishbone inner mounting bolt and replace wishbone. Refit in reverse order as above.

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