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Didnt this all start when you sprayed the joint?
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Seems as though the wrong spray has nothing to do with the fault, split bush, let water in, all gone south.

After my moan and gripes, I suppose in reflection the 96K isn't too bad in the end.

Although Alfa wanted 266.70+ vat for the lower arm!!
Found one for 168 all in. Phew. And hour or so labour.
Could have been worse I suppose.
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Its a lower ball joint. Creaking away like mad.

Booked in for a lower arm on Wednesday. And the price.......don't ask........
Mine did that too.

I warmed up some copper ease to make it soft, filled a printer ink cartridge refill syringe, split off the ball joint and injected the joint through the rubber as a I worked the ball all around it's range of movement.

Instantly fixed, worth trying !

Molybdenum disulphide based lube might be better, lithium grease would probably suit the plastic cup even better than that, but most plastic friendly non-abrasive lubes will do. The trick is to split the ball joint taper so that yoiu can push the ball all around. My previous attempts at just heaving hesuspension up and down to work the grease around weren't sufficient to cure the creaking
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