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    confused Help! What Do I Actually Need!

    Had my car getting the flexi repaired this week and asked the garage to investigate the knocking from the front of the car and quote on prices of the parts and then the labour so i can shop around and see if i can source parts cheaper or even tackle using a how2 from here.

    However after looking hes just written me a description and not being very car part sound I cant really tell what I need! this is what they have told me:

    n/s lower ball joint worn
    o/s steering rack knuckle worn
    play in both front anti roll bar links

    so what parts do i actually need

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    Right N/S Lower ball joint ............... New wishbone required
    O/S steering rack knuckle ............... These are referred to as "drumsticks" .... They are the inner rack arms (best replace both)
    Front anti roll bar links ...................These are the Drop links and best replaced with the Meyle uprated version from PFS or Ebay

    All parts will be easily available from most motor factors but dont be tempted by the uber cheap tat from ebay as they will not last long best to go for mid priced parts if price is a factor!!!!

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    First up. The drivers side is the offside and the passenger side is the nearside just incase you didnt know.

    You need:
    A lower ball joint. I tend to just change the whole wishbone as the extra money more than covers the hassle saved

    Both front antiroll bar links

    The steering knuckle has me confused. Im not 100% familiar with vecs. Usually people tend to refer to the universal joint where the column joins the rack as the knuckle. A car only has one so the fact hes mentioned a side gets me.

    Sorry i couldnt help more.

    Jim

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    Didnt see the above post. Sorry

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    1st one i would say is the lower wishbone as the balljoint is built into them and not replaceable

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-V...item2a29334899

    2nd one is probably the steering arm/tie rod - its the bit at the right of the picture that wears on them

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-V...item23178e600b

    3rd ones are normally called drop links.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-V...item35c13971e3


    NOTE: these are just illustrations as to what they are but not necessarily the quality of the ones i would buy.


    edit; Got beaten to it, spent too long typing it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinky View Post
    Front anti roll bar links ...................These are the Drop links and best replaced with the Meyle uprated version from PFS
    Whos PFS?

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    Thanks for you help guys gonna price some parts up later and am sure i can find a garage with cheaper labour costs!

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