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Renault Megane 1 - Noise After Lower Joint Replacement*FIXED*

Hi all,

Replaced Lower Ball Joint today on nearside. All went well, when i took the car for a test drive strange high pitched whining noise like something was rubbing occured when turning left (noticable in sharper, higher speed corners.

After taking the wheel off and having a look it seems as though the ABS sensor could be rubbing on the ABS ring as about a 3rd of the ring (on the side closest to the wheel) has been rubbed clean and appears to have been rubbed down very slightly.

Any ideas as to to why this could be?

Replacement ball joints were not Renault.
The driveshaft nut wasnt touched, only thing which was split was the lower ball joint.

Thanks very much for your help, I am personally very confused on this issue. Especcially as noise occurs when load is taken off the nearside wheel (turnung left).
Any help much appreciated!!

Thanks
Tom
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Re: Lower Ball Joint Replacement Complete, Now Odd Noise

Hi all,

Thought I'd update this issue incase anyone has similar problem in the future. It turns out that the new ball joint was incorrect for the vehicle (despite it being advertised as correct)

The ball joint was rubbing on the abs ring which was making the noise. Although both me and my dad had checked the parts were the same it would appear the new ball joints are 1-2mm longer causing the rubbing

After contacting the supplier and explaining the part they supplied me for my vehicle was incorrect and has caused further damage to the vehicle they are refusing to give me a refund, supply me with new parts at a discount cost, or doing anything helpful.I will certainly be staying clear of them in the future!
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Re: Lower Ball Joint Replacement Complete, Now Odd Noise

Under consumer legislation if the supplier supplied either the wrong or faulty part then the buyer is entitled to either a suitable replacement or his money back.
Did the supplier offer either and if not what reasons did they give.
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Re: Lower Ball Joint Replacement Complete, Now Odd Noise

Hi Madnoel,

Apologies for not replying up until now.

Eventually I was able to swap the incorrect ball joints for the correct ones. The head office, and local area manager were very helpful, and apologetic. Unfortunately the same could not be said for the specific branch.

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Re: Lower Ball Joint Replacement Complete, Now Odd Noise

Many thanks for the update Tom. Glad to hear you got it sorted.
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