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Author Topic: 56 Plate WA6 Galaxy - Handbrake and rear bushes  (Read 587 times)

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56 Plate WA6 Galaxy - Handbrake and rear bushes
« on: October 25, 2020, 05:50:07 pm »
Failed the MOT on handbrake and suspension arm rear bushes.
I knew about the handbrake as the release cable on the lever snapped last month.

However, been quoted £550 to do the handbrake cable, rear bushes and drop link stabiliser on front.

Seems excessive! Any thoughts.

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Re: 56 Plate WA6 Galaxy - Handbrake and rear bushes
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2020, 06:50:00 pm »
Are we talking mark 2 vag group galaxy or mark3 ford galaxy?
Your details say mark2 56 plate but 2.0tdci engine which is ford. Vag diesels were 1.9 in galaxy

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Re: 56 Plate WA6 Galaxy - Handbrake and rear bushes
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 07:09:55 pm »
Its the 2006 - 2010 model

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Re: 56 Plate WA6 Galaxy - Handbrake and rear bushes
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2020, 07:48:20 pm »
Mk 3 done
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Re: 56 Plate WA6 Galaxy - Handbrake and rear bushes
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2020, 09:58:18 pm »
With the rear bushes, is that to replace the bushes, or replace the arm containing the bushes as a part? Also is this Ford dealer prices/parts, or an independant with pattern parts?

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Re: 56 Plate WA6 Galaxy - Handbrake and rear bushes
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2020, 10:00:00 pm »
Replacing bushes and with pattern parts.

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Re: 56 Plate WA6 Galaxy - Handbrake and rear bushes
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2020, 10:28:58 pm »
To do handbrake,drop link and rear bushes doesn’t sound too pricey to me.

Granted rear bushes can be done in situ with puller/pressing tool but there’s probably 1.5 hours per side labour I would imagine and then a 4 wheel alignment after. I would expect bush to be in region of £30-50 each?

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Re: 56 Plate WA6 Galaxy - Handbrake and rear bushes
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2020, 09:45:04 am »
I think the bushes have come down in price since I bought a pair at £50 each from Latvia.  At that time (about 2014) the only local option was new arms from Ford at £500 each.....

Didn't need aligning as far as I could measure at the time and tyre wear suggests that was correct.

Mine will need changing again in the next year or so, having done ~100,000 miles, including some very rough roads in Yurp.

Ford uses Lemforder bushes as OEM, so if you can find a pair of those you are doing as well as possible.

 

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