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    Is it hard job to get the Torsion Bar adjusted - rear wheels seem to be inward facing and hitting the top of the wheel arch ? Noticable marks on the wheel arch plastic guards and very little room to get my hand in behind the wheels. Running Factory rims and correct tyres.

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    If the wheels are REALLY noticeably inward facing (as opposed to only just) it sounds like a rear arm bearing. However, what model is it?


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    It's a 306 S16 - it is more noticable on the passenger side as the tyre has cut a hole into the plastic guard. On the drivers side I can see that the tyre has just started to make contact on the plastic guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzlite
    It's a 306 S16 - it is more noticable on the passenger side as the tyre has cut a hole into the plastic guard. On the drivers side I can see that the tyre has just started to make contact on the plastic guard.
    Sounds like the rear trailing arm bearings, the torsion bars (there's two of them) just affect the height not the wheel angle.
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    Is that a major or minor repair to get the bearings replaced/fixed ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzlite
    Is that a major or minor repair to get the bearings replaced/fixed ?
    Can be major if the surfaces the bearings sit on are scored.
    Graham

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    Ive just had the rear beam on my 205 done. It cost about 400 hundred for the parts ( 4 bearings, 2 trailing arm shafts, 2 seals) Its can be dont at home but you need to be able to press out the bearings from the tube and press the seals out and back in aswell.(from memory) go to www.205gtidrivers.com and have at look at the rear beam rebuild guide. Im pretty sure the 306 and the 205 are the same just smaller.

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    I hope to get the car into the Dealer Service Center ASAP. I'm hoping that the extended three year Warranty when I brought the car back in Sept 2004 will cover it - I only have to pay the first $300.

    Is it safe to drive the car ? I did cut one side of the plastic guard to allow more room - it already had been holed by the Tyre.

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