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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:13 pm 
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Hello All, Can you give me some advice on front suspension ball-joint removal please ? I understood it was the-same-only-differnt set up to the Sprint except the ball joint is inverted. Having read up on some threads on the www. the joint looks like it is a press-fit into the hub casting, and the upper front suspension arm is L-shaped.
Is it possible to remove the wishbones and work on it in the workshop?
An exploded parts diagram would be useful please or a quote from the workshop manual.
Thanks very much,
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:15 pm 
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Looks like the lower is worse than the upper Tony
http://www.roverp6cars.com/extractingbo ... joint.html

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:37 pm 
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Looks like the lower is worse than the upper Tony
http://www.roverp6cars.com/extractingbo ... joint.html

The lower joint is the most difficult to do.
The only issue I would have with the link posted above is that the circlip fitted to the bottom joint isn't there to hold the joint into the leg, it's just there so that if you can fit the circlip, the ball joint has been driven in far enough, The joint is such a tight fit that is what it holds it, and if it's loose in the leg it will move, and then force the circlip out of the groove, and when you see the circlip hanging there, soon the joint will pull itself out of the leg and the suspension will collapse.

This may give the OP a better idea of how it all goes together.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:32 pm 
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Hi Tony / Harvey, Thank you very much indeed for those postings. This is exactly what we need.
It is really appreciated !
I'll let you know how it goes.
Cheers for now,
Tony .


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:41 pm 
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20 Ton Press over here if you need to use it Tony.


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