hub ball joint f**Ked!!

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes & Steering' started by litchy, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. litchy

    litchy

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    Hub carrier ball joint f**Ked!! Loads of play. Not sure if its inner or outer ball joint but gutted none the less cause these things cost a small fortune!!!!!
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2013

  2. deadmau5

    deadmau5

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    You can replace the hub carrier or you can replace the individual ball joints.

    Ring 0208 540 7366 (R Sport),they can provide them individually. Renault won't sell them, they'll only sell you a whole hub carrier.
     
  3. Waitey

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    How long have you had the car?

    Us twingo RS owners' ball joints go all the time and its quite a common thing so we can complain to RUK and get it under warranty.

    And quite a few people's ball joints went under 20,000miles!
     
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  4. Dazza1

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    Waitey mine went at 13k on my 133
     
  5. ECG1000

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    9K when I had my 133. I bought it 2nd hand from Renault and sent it back within a week for that to be sorted!
     
  6. Jonesy

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    I had this mate, luckly enough i got a breaks that was just taking it off a car, cos me £80, and it ha been fine ever since.

    Also there is a write up on the megane forum of some dude replacing these
     
  7. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

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    meganes are different.....a far larger and proper "bearing" on the megane front hubs

    thats probably why the clio one will wear due to the extra torque going through the front wheels
     
  8. litchy

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    Cheers. Think I'm going with this. Also need steering rack.....you can guarantee that more power is going to expose any weaknesses in other components!!!!
     
  9. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

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    I think Raptor6767 has recently changed his didn't he? He didn't buy the hub, only the ball joint, apparently it's a pain to replace though.
     
  10. deadmau5

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    At least you can put a Clio 200 Cup rack in there!
     
  11. litchy

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    Lol. Think might leave that to it potential new owner? Just need to sort hub out....
     
  12. 182michael

    182michael

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    I done this as well. Mechanic had no bother fitting them. Saved myself £200
     
  13. litchy

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    Excellent.....
     
  14. litchy

    litchy

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    Need bottom ball joint, back bush on bottom arm and steering rack end joint. Can the bushes be replaced with units from Renaultsport?
     
  15. Raptor6767

    Raptor6767 Gold Member

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    My mechanic said there were no problems - you just heat the hub and it remove the ball joint and insert the new one.

    ......

     
  16. litchy

    litchy

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    Raptor
    Have you got the renaultsport part numbers?
     
  17. litchy

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    Ahhh...good news ordered ball joint and rear wishbone bush from Renaultsport without having to replace the full units. Result!!!!
     
  18. shubz197

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    Nice! If only the south African dealers would come to their senses! :banghead:
     
  19. Raptor6767

    Raptor6767 Gold Member

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    8200 433 088
     
  20. Night_rider

    Night_rider

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    Hi

    I have a similar issue as well... I have been advised by halfords that the hubs are currently on back order.

    They have quoted £350 for the full hub to be replaced.

    Is that a good price or would it be worth getting the part seperately and then getting a mechanic to fit it.

    I also have a warrenty cover with Mapfire... would something like this not be covered under the warrent?
     

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