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Top ball joint on front upright

PostPost by: AussieJohn » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:28 pm

When you turn lock to lock does the rubber boot twist within itself or does the ball and tapered pin rotate in the boot? cheers, John
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PostPost by: JonB » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:30 pm

Latter I would expect. Add grease if yours is sticking.
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PostPost by: AussieJohn » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:39 pm

Thanks Jon, you are right, I've put new boots on old [but good] joints and greased them well but I had the feeling that they appeared tight on the shaft. I just marked them up and turned the wheels, the shafts moved in the boots. Phew, I thought I might be having to do the job again, cheers, John.
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PostPost by: JonB » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:47 pm

You're welcome!
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