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advisory on ball joint

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by cocothecat, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. cocothecat

    cocothecat Senior Member

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    Was going through the paper work last night and notice there was an Advisory on the new MOT (although nothing was said to me) with the following :

    Nearside front lower front suspension has slight play in a upper suspension ball joint

    and the same for Offside

    Being a total car DIY noob although getting better, is this something I can fix myself? Anything to be worried about? etc
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Yes the is quite straight forward. check the post by quicksilver for the last 2 weeks, we had a big post on doing this
     
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    I just found a indie in cardiff to do it for me, not happy to attempt that on my drive!
     
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    That it not so dumb,, they can do it so quick, and have the tools, so a good move
     
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    Yeah he got the parts in cheaper than i been quoted as well :) plus said it would take him in an hour to do where as 2-3 for me. Booked in for week today
     
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    ....so have I, MB quoted me £295.00 to replace them! Reading the various post it would seem a straightforward job to DIY would that be the case?
     
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    How much, 10 min a side, if your drinking tea at the same time!!
     
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    10 mins is impressive, it took me a lot longer than that. I did drink plenty of tea though. :)
     
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    I got quoted £200 for the pair and thats new arms etc direct from an indie all MB parts as well thats inc labour etc ;)
     
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    2 new genuine MB wishbones fitted for £200 ? Sorry but I find that hard to believe. Aftermarket perhaps but not genuine.

    Not all cars need new wishbones, the balljoints on mine can be replaced separately. :)
     

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