[ROVERNET - UK] Front Suspension/Upper Ball Joint

Netspace vmitps at netspace.net.au
Fri Nov 16 20:46:08 GMT 2007

Yep, top joint is the easier of the two in my experience.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Vern Klukas" <vern at inkspotco.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2007 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Front Suspension/Upper Ball Joint

> >Good Day.
>>I'm going through my suspension. Shocks, boots, repack bearings. All the 
>>steering side rod and bottom link strut assembly boots were shot. Pounded 
>>on those rod ends with a pickle fork to get them off to no avail. Put some 
>>heat on them and they then came out with ease. Ruth gave me the hot tip to 
>>call Moss Motors and get the boots for an Austin Healy part 262-220. 
>>Worked beautifully.
>>Thank goodness that  3 out of 4 ball joint boots are fine. One is shot. 
>>Cannot find any kind of boot, split or otherwise that will work. Ordered a 
>>new ball joint from Ruth.
>>Reading the manual it's not clear to me about removal of an upper ball 
>>joint. Somehow the front spring pressure has to be dealt with, right.
> The shock will compress and limit the spring. Then some additional 
> downward force on the upright will move the lower links down sufficent to 
> slip the taper out of the upper link, just like the manual says.
> Yours
> Vern
>>  The manual says touse a suitable lever on bottom link to hold it 
>> downward. Shouldn't I be prying up on the top link assembly right next to 
>> where the ball joint stem is.
>>I appreciate your comments.
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