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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 28th September 2009
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If one side is half a foot (6") lower than the other then there is something seriously amiss to the point of being dangerous. Also if the wheel seems to be sitting at an odd angle vertically (camber) this again would point to something badly adrift. In the interests of safety I would recommend the car not be driven until the problem has been found.
Could it be the wrong parts have been fitted??
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 28th September 2009
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Yep, sounds like the balljoint is too short or the TRE is too long.

Did you replace the whole wishbone or just the balljoint?

Again, I wouldn't drive it if I were you. The strain on this wheel when cornering is likely to cause a failure if it is towing in so badly!
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ive noticed ove the years, its quite common for a car to seem to be sitting higher for a wee while when you have had it up on a jack for a while, it seems to settle down again once youve driven a couple of kilometres, other than that, id have another look at things to see you havnt forgotten something simple,
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Did you manage to sort it?
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Hi, thanks for all your help, i have now located the problem, altho slightly embarrasing. I had put the new ball joint ontop of the the wishbone instead of underneath it. I have now swapped it round and it is perfect. Maybe i should have left it to the professionals after all
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