why always off the
road when the sun
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: No man's land on the Welsh/Shrophire/Cheshire borders
Update on this one.
Fitted new ball joint/arm. Nice Birth item from S4Ps, great service & good price. MOT time again today, no good, failed on 'excessive movement of front ball joint'. Talked to garage, they thought it may be wrong part as pin was loose in the pillar hole and they could not get it to clamp down.
Did notice when reassembled that there was side-to-side play in the hub-pillar before I attached the shock, which went away when torqued up the clamping bolt. Also noticed a slight wobble once I had gone a couple of miles this morning, so guess it came loose again.......So my theory is it has to be wear in the hub-pillar any thoughts?
Plan would be to get hold of 2nd hand hub/pillar unit and refit Birth arm, assuming no damage to that (only about 10 miles run).