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P38A Balljoint rubber boots

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by tarphenry, May 17, 2018.

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  1. tarphenry

    tarphenry Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me the sizes of the rubber boots on the balljoints of the P38 as I will need to change mine .thanks all.
     
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    Have your boots cracked or failed?
    I'd leave them until the knocking starts and just replace them.
    I don't know the size, sorry Mr tarp...:(
     
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    tarphenry Well-Known Member

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    thanks but its the dimensions i needed .Thanks anyway
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Why can’t you measure the ones you have?
     
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    Cant have cracked boots, MOT failure as I found out. I didn't bother just doing the boots I opted to have the joints replaced so at least I know I can face the next MOT
     
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    tarphenry Well-Known Member

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    mad hat man, I thought that perhaps someone on here may have a set waiting to fit.also I cannot measure the id of a fitted item. but thanks for your suggestion anyway.
     
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    tarphenry Well-Known Member

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    cornish boater, if the joints were suspect, I would change them as I did 6 weeks ago. but I made a mistake which I wish to correct.this will involve replacing the boots.
     
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    tarphenry Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that, looks like I will have to take the old ones off then measure the old ones and order new ones. just means the car is off the road for a while. thanks anyway
     
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    thats the best way 10 minute job
     
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    Problem solved, just ordered two more balljoints. will use the rubber boots off them.
     
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    doesnt that defeat the object?
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    That sounds a really daft idea. With the strip down needed to replace the boots you may aswell replace the ball joints.
     
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    I am full of daft ideas. I replaced the ball joints 4 weeks ago but made a mistake which involves removing the hub. this will damage the rubbers so in order to prevent problems ,I will replace the rubbers with new . still what do i know?
     
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    How are you going to damage the rubbers? There is no need to touch the rubbers to disassemble the hub.
     
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    by driving a fork to break the joint on the hub carrier pins
     
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    user a hammer to stretch/shock the socket the joint fits in
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    Such advanced mechanics practices are obviously unknown to some. ;):D:D
     
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    Well I suppose that even you can learn something
     
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