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Old 15th-May-2012, 21:55
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Over last couple of weeks I have been getting a vibration through steering wheel when accelerating (well getting moderately faster) so tonight investigated to find drop arm ball joint fooked and n/s front track rod end fooked . Track rod end easy enough . Now after Looking at busters photo thread am in 2 minds as to buy repair kit or complete arm .incase innards won't come out of arm virsus arm won't come off steering box ,how tight on are the arms to the box.any info appreciated
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Old 15th-May-2012, 22:07
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Default Re: 86 Defender Drop arm ball joint

Be carefull I bought a repair kit from paddocks, It was made in india junk and it sheared.
Luckily it happened while testing.
Moral is be carefull where you buy the kit from
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Old 15th-May-2012, 22:17
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Swaying towards complete arm but concerned about getting it off the steering box...
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Old 15th-May-2012, 22:31
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Default Re: 86 Defender Drop arm ball joint

i got a kit from RST and been fine and i used a hydrolic puller, took seconds, you could prob hire one
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Old 15th-May-2012, 23:10
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Default Re: 86 Defender Drop arm ball joint

get the new arm,
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Old 15th-May-2012, 23:15
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I've got the same problem do you need to get the tracking done after changing the full drop ? Or has Anyone got any tips on how to do it
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Old 15th-May-2012, 23:21
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Default Re: 86 Defender Drop arm ball joint

no
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Old 16th-May-2012, 18:18
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Default Re: 86 Defender Drop arm ball joint

The arms on the box can be very tight even with a hydraulic puller, sometimes they pop of and sometimes so much pressure is required that they fly of and nearly take your fingers off. Though if you take the whole box off and hit the arm near the top with a lump hammer even the tightest come off with 2 or 3 wacks.
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Old 16th-May-2012, 21:31
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Can you apply heat with burning gear ?
An how do you know you've put the arm back in the exact position ? Cheers
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Old 16th-May-2012, 21:39
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shaft has master spline ,dont use heat too much will bugger shaft and a little will bugger seals
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