Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 19:32:21 GMT
From: howardpnopsamomuk.co.uk (Paddy Howard)
Subject: Re: 900 GLS: Steering rod-end ball-joint gone ?


Thanks Pete ! I'll have a go at ising a lever. However I am intrigued about the air gun bit....exactly how do the pros use it? Cheers -- Paddy Howard Peterborough Cambridgeshire UK >Paddy, > No, it doesn't mean your ball-joint has gone. Professional >mechanics overcome this by using an air gun on it. If you don't have access >to one of those, you will need to clamp the ball joint somehow. It's >usually possible to lever down on the top of it using a long bar of some >sort. > Good Luck > >Pete >Gloucester >UK > >Paddy Howard wrote in message <379b013e.263383nopsam.netcomuk.co.uk>... >> >>I've just replaced a outer CV joint on my 1984 900GLS. Part of this >>process required that I split the ball joint on the steering rod-end. >>I don't know too much about ball-joint mechanics, but I noticed that >>when I was rebuilding the wheel assembly, when I got to re-attaching >>the steering rod-end, as I tightened the ball joint nut, after so many >>turns the nut just kep turning and not tightening any further! >> >>Does this mean the ball-joint has gone...which means purchasing a new >>steering rod-end or do I somehow need to clamp the balljoint to allow >>me to tighten the nut to it's correct torque ? My Haines manual is not >>specific about this..... >> >>All useful input greatfully received. >>-- >>Paddy Howard >>Peterborough >>Cambridgeshire >>UK

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