hub ball joint f**Ked!!

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes & Steering' started by litchy, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. parkincj

    parkincj Paid Member

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    So I'm guessing R Sport in Wimbledon is closed, any recommendations where to get this part from?
     

  2. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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    pm [MENTION=58]Raptor6767[/MENTION] and he'll sort you out.
     
  3. parkincj

    parkincj Paid Member

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    Thanks dude.
     
  4. Lewjew

    Lewjew

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    [MENTION=2435]parkincj[/MENTION] Have you tried Doncaster Diagnostic Centre? I had mine done there a couple of months back. They are a RS specialist and with you being located in Doncaster they must only be a 10 minute drive from you?
     
  5. parkincj

    parkincj Paid Member

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    Will give them a call, only need the part as I will fit myself. Thanks for the info.
     
  6. niall_227

    niall_227 Paid Member

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    [MENTION=52036]Lewjew[/MENTION] how much did they charge to do this? (if you don't mind me asking) I'm in Grimsby and I think that is the closest RS Specialist to me.
     
  7. PAUL JA

    PAUL JA Paid Member

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  8. Lewjew

    Lewjew

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    Sorry [MENTION=52218]niall_227[/MENTION] I've only just seen this. I think I paid about £330 for both sides. Might be worth giving them a call and mentioning you were recommended from this site, they might sort you out a discount
     
  9. niall_227

    niall_227 Paid Member

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    I rang up today to book her in, £400 and he wasnt budging. Might need to take out a loan :tongueout:
     
  10. Ruben203

    Ruben203

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    old VS Renault Clio Cup
     
  11. gj-rs200

    gj-rs200

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    Evening lads my n/s is shagged where is best to buy these ball joints these days ? I haven't even phoned Renault but the guy who did my mot said i need a new hub ? Surely the joint can be changed by pressing it out ??

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  12. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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  13. gj-rs200

    gj-rs200

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  14. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    I havn't no. Not the easiest job ever though. Hub needs to come off usually; and they need pushing out with a press ideally. Coupled with a bit of heat perhaps. Unless experienced - a bit of a specialist job

    Link i posted is the cheapest you'll get them though !
     
  15. gj-rs200

    gj-rs200

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    Ok cheers for the help appreciate it.ive done a few with presses but was a bit worried of breaking the hub or wether I'd be able to get the press in the hub due to the shape of it.bet Renault charge a fortune

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  16. MarcB

    MarcB Paid Member

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    Im going to be replacing all of mine, Just need to watch out for the Ebay Fakes and the cheap ones, It seems they are all the same price so best of buying genuine.

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  17. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

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    why are they measuring the rubber boot width on one and then not the same on the other (fake) one...

    as for the 2 swivel joints one could say the fake one with the rubber dust cover would actually last longer than the genuine as it will stop water/dirt ingress!
     
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  18. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    I bought 2 swivel joints from them and they both have dust covers!!

    Go figure...
     
  19. R27WTF

    R27WTF Paid Member

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  20. MarcB

    MarcB Paid Member

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    Bit of an update on these.

    I have found a UK supplier for genuine OCAP lower pivot ball joints as pictured below.

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    The item that is now in the U.K. is the OCAP genuine item used by Renault and the same as what Rofag sell.
    There is only 8 in the U.K. at the moment as supplier is only getting them in dribs and drabs.
    I have just bought 4 of them and collect them tomorrow
     

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