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Re: Ball joint replacement
« Reply #15 on: 03 March 2018, 16:52:45 »

Or could simply be the steering limit stop on the suspension arm either rubbing / lost its rubber end ?
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Re: Ball joint replacement
« Reply #16 on: 06 March 2018, 17:23:21 »

I like the sound of that, however I have now noticed it makes the noise under braking, no other time whilst driving along, even over speed bumps  ???
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Re: Ball joint replacement
« Reply #17 on: 06 March 2018, 19:44:57 »

check that the lower arm rear vertical bushes havnt seperated from the metal  you should be able to see on full lock or .with a prybar in or screwdriver
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Re: Ball joint replacement
« Reply #18 on: 06 March 2018, 19:56:31 »

Isn't that an  MOT  fail ?
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Re: Ball joint replacement
« Reply #19 on: 07 March 2018, 09:40:40 »

Isn't that an  MOT  fail ?
The ball joint did fail ::)
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Re: Ball joint replacement
« Reply #20 on: 07 March 2018, 09:45:06 »

If both the ball joint and the rear bush have failed, then fitting the existing poly bushes to the front of a new wishbone is the way to go. Unless you're into pointless faffing about.
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Re: Ball joint replacement
« Reply #21 on: 07 March 2018, 18:23:38 »

If both the ball joint and the rear bush have failed, then fitting the existing poly bushes to the front of a new wishbone is the way to go. Unless you're into pointless faffing about.
Depends on the wishbones you order.  Some are quite nasty.

vertical gm bush is a tenner, balljoint is about 15.  Personally, if my originals were quality and serviceable, that's a no brainer to me...
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Re: Ball joint replacement
« Reply #22 on: 07 March 2018, 20:38:24 »

Isn't that an  MOT  fail ?
It is but they could have been ok then. The rubber can detatch itself at any time .easy enough to check the bushes and if the arms have been on for a few years will be getting grotty by now.
This is two posts here getting rolled into one !. Im replying to the question by automaticman.
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Re: Ball joint replacement
« Reply #23 on: 07 March 2018, 21:01:47 »

If both the ball joint and the rear bush have failed, then fitting the existing poly bushes to the front of a new wishbone is the way to go. Unless you're into pointless faffing about.
Depends on the wishbones you order.  Some are quite nasty.

vertical gm bush is a tenner, balljoint is about 15.  Personally, if my originals were quality and serviceable, that's a no brainer to me...

Pretty sure GM rear bushes cost me around 35 each about a year ago.
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Re: Ball joint replacement
« Reply #24 on: 07 March 2018, 23:27:53 »

Isn't that an  MOT  fail ?
The ball joint did fail ::)

How could it of passed its MOT 3 weeks ago I wonder, I'm thinking I need to contact VOSA.......
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Re: Ball joint replacement
« Reply #25 on: 08 March 2018, 01:12:13 »

Isn't that an  MOT  fail ?
The ball joint did fail ::)

How could it of passed its MOT 3 weeks ago I wonder, I'm thinking I need to contact VOSA.......
You did read the first post ???
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Re: Ball joint replacement
« Reply #26 on: 08 March 2018, 14:23:48 »

the mot tests the car as it is at that very moment. anything can break later that same day and its up to the driver to maintain the car to mot standard.i would check the bushes first .if you are on good terms with the mot garage they might even put it up in the air for you.especially if you explain that you have only judt had it tested a few weeks back ?
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