Replacing Control Arms/Lower Wishbones

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Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2006 (06)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 108000
Trim Level: SX
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)


I've found that the lower control arm bushings on both sides are worn, manifesting as a groaning/creaking sound when setting off. I've managed to find a good price for a set online, however they do not appear to come with new nuts/bolts. From what I've read around on the forum the nuts and bolts can be a bit off a pain in the rearside, and I'm afraid of them breaking or otherwise not being resusable so I want to order a new set to install. I've managed to find the correct part numbers from ServiceBox (3522 69 and 3522 70) but can't seem to find these parts online. I'll probably call my local Peugeot dealer on monday and see how much they're asking for them, but I was hoping if anyone here knew where I may be able to order them online.

Any help appreciated!
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You may not even be able to get the nuts and bolts any more, but you may be lucky. If so, get them !

You can weld a nut to the bolt head to get better purchase. Windy guns help and so does a thorough and long soak in penetrating fluid.

Either way, you are right , it a much more involved job than it looks or even should be.

Good luck :)
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