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  1. Worn ball on auto gearbox selector lever

    Hello, can anyone please help? I own 2004 16v Auto Clio (Privilege) and have had a temporary job carried out on my gearbox by the AA who made and fitted a clip to keep on the worn ball and socket connector to the gearbox (which would no longer stay connected to enable gear change). I was unable...
  2. MOT Incorrect Failure? Track Rod End Ball Joint as excessive play

    Steering and Suspension
    Hey Guys, I need some help with this MOT failure. My Clio MK2 2000 has failed MOT for "Track Rod End Ball Joint has excessive play offside (poss tie rod also) [2.2.B.1f]" So I decided to sort it out myself. Today I was inspecting the Track End Ball Joint after removing the offside wheel, the...
  3. Replacing ball ends on steering rack

    Steering and Suspension
    Is it possible to change ball ends on steering rack NOT track rod ends and if so do you need a special tool.
  4. Ball joint knock ?

    Steering and Suspension
    Hi guys I'm back again :). I am hearing a nock over bumps now I have checked the ball joint and tbh I'm not very clued up on how they should be even tho I have checked the enternet. I have noticed the top ball joint looks a little flat I think the bottom looks ok. Just wanting you guys to have a...
  5. Ball Joint Dust Cover / Replacement

    Steering and Suspension
    Hi I have been advised at MOT that i need to replace my ball joint dust cover (failed MOT on damaged cover). At first the garage (dealer) said i needed to replace the whole arm (£296) but i challenged that and got it down to just £138 for just the replacement of the ball joint itself with the...
  6. ball joint wont go back in location

    Steering and Suspension
    hi all. I have a problem my car has been sitting on axle stand now for a month or more whilst I have been rebuilding the engine I also had to replace a spring and now currently replacing the ball joints:crazy: any way I have a question, quandary, dilemma I cant get the bloody ball joint go back...
  7. 2007 clio campus ball joint or wheel bearing problem

    Steering and Suspension
    hey peeps ive just signed up to this forum as i have a problem with my car (first car) it started yesterday and i took both front wheels off to find that the left wheel is moving like this: (not my video) surely this isnt normal haha. also when im...
  8. Ball Joints

    Wheels & tyres
    ABout 18 months ago I had needed the nearside tyre on my 2001 megane changing. Took it to garage thinking it would be quick job and left them to it. They rang later and said when they took tyre off they notice problem with ball joint and needed to replace that as it was dangerous. So paid for...
  9. Scenic Gear ball and socket problem

    Hi folks, looking for some advice if possible please. There is a gear selection fault with my Scenic. The cross link at the gearbox is disconnected and the ball and socket inside the gearbox housing is worn. It seems as if a replacement part ball and socket would do the job, but I am not sure...
  10. MK3 Clio Dci bottom ball joint relplacement...

    Steering and Suspension
    Hi everyone Im just wondering if the bottom ball joint can be replaced on my mk3 clio dci, or if I need to buy the whole wishbone? Maybe Renault only sell the whole thing? My mechanic seems to think the ball joint can be replaced? Thanks.
  11. front suspension ball joint dust cover

    Steering and Suspension
    hi all, i have a mk3 renault espace and mot failed on front suspension arm ball joint dust cover. can i replace the dust cover or is the dust cover part of the ball joint? thanks for any help
  12. Espace II Front Strut and Ball Join replacement

    Steering and Suspension
    G'Day Guys, Aussie Renault noob currently in France trying to fettle a 1994 Renault Espace II's front suspension. The MOT equivalent here came back saying the front struts and upper ball joints have to be replaced. I have purchased the parts from Oscaro and they should be here this morning...
  13. Rattling N/S ball joint heat shield - Laguna 2

    Steering and Suspension
    Hi there, I have noticed that my front near side ball joint heat shield is rattling. It doesn't seem to be pinched between the ball joint rubber and the wishbone like the other side is (which doesn't rattle) Has anyone else come across this issue before. Do you think to resolve, it's...
  14. Steering rack ball joints 07 Megane

    Steering and Suspension
    Last service and MOT on my 07 Megane Tourer it was pointed out to me that the Steering rack ball joints are getting lose. Having attempted replacing a lower sus wishbone ball joint recently and failed due to insufficient tools, i wondered if this is another one for a mechanic or should i have a...
  15. Split ball joint covers on 2011 renault wind

    Steering and Suspension
    Daughters car one month out of warranty advisory notice on first MOT been quoted £400 to replace any suggestions please.
  16. Lower Ball joint replacement. How to?

    Steering and Suspension
    Im no idiot with a spanner but no mechanic either having replaced the upper and lower suspension arms + other parts on my Alfa 156. The lower ball joints on my Wife's 05 Modus 1.6 have gone both sides. They appear to be replaceable so the arms themselves dont need to come off. Does anyone...
  17. Ball joints on a 2005 Renault Megane 1.6 VVT Privilege

    Steering and Suspension
    My question is this, how many ball joints are there on a 2005 Renault Megane 1.6 VVT Privilege. Last month Kwikfit fitted new ball joints to my car and this month after taking my car to a different Kwikfit to have a noise checked they told me that the ball joints needed replacing. Is there an...
  18. 2003 Scenic Ball Joints

    Steering and Suspension
    My 2003 Scenic seems to go through ball joints fairly quickly. I know the roads around here are not in the best shape, but surely they should last for more than a year, which appears to be around the average length of time they last. The ones on at the moment were bought from Europarts I think...
  19. gaiters and ball joints gone at 30k due to kerbing?

    Steering and Suspension
    Hi The wife has a Renault Wind which is coming up for 3 years old and 27k miles and needs a mot in Jan. We booked it in for an mot but it failed as both gaiters were split and both ball joints worn. The mot guy was surprised at this and suggested the ball joints were written due to crap...
  20. Ball joint replacement 07 Megane - I'm STUCK!

    Been trying to change the lower suspension ball joint on my 07 Megane estate, but have come to a sticking point:confused: Having removed pinch bolt nut and knocked out pinch bolt, i don't seem to be able to shift the top of the ball joint from the strut. Does anyone know do i just need to hit...