Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 14:45:58 +0100 From: "Pete Turier" <pete_turiernopsamo.com> Subject: Re: 900 GLS: Steering rod-end ball-joint gone ?
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