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Track rod ball joint seal rub?


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If the seal was catching on the brake disc, then the steering arm is loose on the upright, or the arm is bending!!!!!

But what I see above is a cut, where at full lock, the edge of the disc shield has pressed into it.   The shield is secured to the upright by three bolts, which if loosened may allow you to re-site the shield enough to clear the seal.

Otherwise, cut a larger recess to clear the track rod end.

John

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fouls on lock  it cant , the hub and track rod stay at their controlled distance all the time unless you have some serious endfloat on the hub bearings 

that looks like standard eastern produced   rubbish rubber 

pete

 

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Now looking at it closer seems to me the rubber has degraded and crumbled horizontally as well. It looks relatively new so I think youve suffered from poor quality material as it appears very similar to whats happened with my new top ball joints. Im now looking at buying just the gaiters from a specialist and hopefully theyll be superior...

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I think you’re right, the joint is fine but the gaitor rubber is, well, rubbish. 
Feels like we need a list of ‘parts that are good quality/each supplier’ 

I’ve had lots of dodgy stuff I’d have willingly paid a bit more for.

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unfortunately I think the parts these days all come from the same source as the demand is so low (suppose we're lucky as some classic car makes dont even have that) then it doesnt matter which supplier you go to or the price you pay you get the same item😱

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