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[Steering & Suspension] Bottom Ball joint
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Hi, I've just noticed the  bottom ball joint is on the way out on my 2010 XTR. Does anyone out there have some info on how to replace it. Have been around cars most of my working life, but never had to replace this type before. I can see they are easy enough to obtain. Just don't want to commit myself to fitting it over the weekend if its going to turn nasty.
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#2
More or less along the lines of the video in the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrSCbMZLgKA


They can be really tight and sometimes the hub assembly has to be removed and put in a vice to get enough swing on the ball joint.

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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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(07-12-2016, 07:21 PM)jj9 Wrote:  More or less along the lines of the video in the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrSCbMZLgKA


They can be really tight and sometimes the hub assembly has to be removed and put in a vice to get enough swing on the ball joint.

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Thanks, I had guessed as much. I really don't have the time, or want the hassle involved with taking the hub off etc. 
Am hoping my friendly local Polish mech can help me out now, he has a proper workshop. 
I've had enough of scrabbling about under motors! ( EX- car mechanic!)
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#4
Aye, it's not the best time of year to be crawling around on the ground is it   Dodgy 

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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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(07-12-2016, 07:53 PM)jj9 Wrote:  Aye, it's not the best time of year to be crawling around on the ground is it   Dodgy 

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Nope, for my sins, I've already booked myself up at Xmas to change the suspension on my car- an Alfa, I'm just a glutten for punishment.
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#6
Sound like you are, but better than sitting round watching the great escape again  Big Grin



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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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(07-12-2016, 08:18 PM)jj9 Wrote:  Sound like you are, but better than sitting round watching the great escape again  Big Grin



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And Trains, planes & automobiles etc..
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