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Brad8988

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Hi all was working on my car today and noticed this crack....

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Can someone advise me what I need to replace and where's the best place to get the parts? I have a decent socket set and I'm confident having a go changing it myself as long as I don't need any special press or something.

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lewishunter98

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Christ!! There's a couple on eBay I believe. Be ideal to get one with new ball joints while it's all apart, I'm sure you probably could do it with a socket set but you may run into some issues splitting ball joints from the hub etc. So there may be other tools required.

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Brad8988

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Christ!! There's a couple on eBay I believe. Be ideal to get one with new ball joints while it's all apart, I'm sure you probably could do it with a socket set but you may run into some issues splitting ball joints from the hub etc. So there may be other tools required.

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Can you tell me what this part is called as I'm searching knuckle and its giving me the outer part.
 

R27WTF

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That is the inner part the EE bracket is the bottom section that has the lower ball joint in.

I sell complete rebuilt hubs, with new ball joints and they are aqua blasted so look like new.

I normally do them in exchange but your units can’t be rebuilt.

I also rebuild wishbones and rear beams


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LH one is part #7701208962, the RH one is part #7701208963... The top balljoint is less prone to wear than the top one so you could look for a second hand one if money's tight. Speak to RPD or K-TEC etc.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Renault-CLIO-III-RS-Genuine-Pivot-Hub-Ball-Joint-Carrier-7701208962/1216422306

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Renault-Clio-3-RS-197-R27-200-Offside-Inner-Hub-Assembly-7701208963-/392270542738

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p.s. It's inner hub or hub pivot, search part number and you'll get lots of results.

Also, it looks to me like someone has tried to bodge some washers above/below the ball joint? Changing the hub is a proper pain in the arse, easiest way is take the full strut out but you'll need some decent ball joint splitters etc.

https://clio197.net/threads/hub-ball-joint-f-ked.31568/
 

RSRowe

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Judging by those washers, I'd say that the bushing for the trackrod end is missing.
That, and overtightening has probably caused the failure.
 
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Brad8988

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Thanks for all the help and advise. I got this through the post today from France. Brand new and genuine complete hub assembly Inc ball joints and bearing.

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With any luck I will be able to fit this myself.
 
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Brad8988

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That's all I got but have got new genuine inner track rods and track rod ends in the post. I'm guessing I'm missing something? :oops:
 

RSRowe

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1 per side. What usually happens is they get stuck on the track rod and people bin them by mistake.
Here's a pinched picture

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