So I found a problem...

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes & Steering' started by Brad8988, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. Brad8988

    Brad8988 Paid Member

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    Hi all was working on my car today and noticed this crack....

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    Can someone advise me what I need to replace and where's the best place to get the parts? I have a decent socket set and I'm confident having a go changing it myself as long as I don't need any special press or something.

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  2. Brad8988

    Brad8988 Paid Member

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    Dunno why it posted the same photo twice. Here's the other one. 20190802_162126.jpg
     
  3. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    Christ!! There's a couple on eBay I believe. Be ideal to get one with new ball joints while it's all apart, I'm sure you probably could do it with a socket set but you may run into some issues splitting ball joints from the hub etc. So there may be other tools required.

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  4. Brad8988

    Brad8988 Paid Member

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    Can you tell me what this part is called as I'm searching knuckle and its giving me the outer part.
     
  5. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    Might be EE bracket?

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  6. R27WTF

    R27WTF Paid Member

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    That is the inner part the EE bracket is the bottom section that has the lower ball joint in.

    I sell complete rebuilt hubs, with new ball joints and they are aqua blasted so look like new.

    I normally do them in exchange but your units can’t be rebuilt.

    I also rebuild wishbones and rear beams


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  7. link

    link Gold Member

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    LH one is part #7701208962, the RH one is part #7701208963... The top balljoint is less prone to wear than the top one so you could look for a second hand one if money's tight. Speak to RPD or K-TEC etc.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Renault-CL...-Hub-Ball-Joint-Carrier-7701208962/1216422306

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-...e-Inner-Hub-Assembly-7701208963-/392270542738

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    p.s. It's inner hub or hub pivot, search part number and you'll get lots of results.

    Also, it looks to me like someone has tried to bodge some washers above/below the ball joint? Changing the hub is a proper pain in the arse, easiest way is take the full strut out but you'll need some decent ball joint splitters etc.

    https://clio197.net/threads/hub-ball-joint-f-ked.31568/
     
  8. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    Judging by those washers, I'd say that the bushing for the trackrod end is missing.
    That, and overtightening has probably caused the failure.
     
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  9. Brad8988

    Brad8988 Paid Member

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    Thanks all will report back.
     
  10. Sibbers

    Sibbers Paid Member

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    Wow. Amazed someone managed to do that. Must’ve had their weetabix that morning.
     
  11. Brad8988

    Brad8988 Paid Member

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    Thanks for all the help and advise. I got this through the post today from France. Brand new and genuine complete hub assembly Inc ball joints and bearing.

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    With any luck I will be able to fit this myself.
     
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  12. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    Did you get a bush for the trackrod end too?
     
  13. Brad8988

    Brad8988 Paid Member

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    That's all I got but have got new genuine inner track rods and track rod ends in the post. I'm guessing I'm missing something? :oops:
     
  14. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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  15. Brad8988

    Brad8988 Paid Member

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    Thanks do I need one or two of them for each side and do they need replacing when changing track rod?
     
  16. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    1 per side. What usually happens is they get stuck on the track rod and people bin them by mistake.
    Here's a pinched picture

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  17. Brad8988

    Brad8988 Paid Member

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    That's great ordered 2 just incase. Thanks mate.
     
  18. R27WTF

    R27WTF Paid Member

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    How much was this out of interest?


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  19. Brad8988

    Brad8988 Paid Member

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    £400inc del. I was interested in yours but I don't have the tools to deal with the wheel bearing so would of worked out more expensive.
     
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