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Heres some pics of the bearings that came out of my struts.I would say theyve been in there since the car was new cause I cannot find anything in the history.Looks like the droplinks were replaced to try and cure the knocking but obviously it was not.
To do both sides it has taken me around 6 hours but I had to do the D/S CV Gaiter aswell,and this took ages cause I struggled to split the CV Joint from the Driveshaft(wish I had a cone).Passenger side I disconnected the strut from the hub rather than remove the lot like I did on the drivers side,this was much easier
The bearings go between the strut and the spring cup which detaches from the strut.I have never seen this style before and I think its a poor deign cause all the crap off the road gets lodged in and ruins the bearing as you can see.
I didnt use any fancy spring compressors just one pair of short ones which I did 2 loops on each side with.
The difference it has made is incredible no more cluncking lock to lock and no more fighting the steering to keep the car off the kerb
I wear the trousers in our house
She just tells me what colour :D
Currently in zinx's garage:
1998 Grand Espace RXE Full Leather 2.2dt G8T