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Changed my rear top link bushes and... WOW

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Arierep, May 18, 2014.

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  1. Arierep

    Arierep Active Member

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    Hello,

    My 90 300tdi had all the usual stuff renewed, water pump, clutch, adjusted swivel pins, etc. The steering was not perfect, but I always assumed it was like that, a Defender steering. The little klunk it made during take off and braking was always assumed to be from the usual A-frame ball joint, which I would change as soon as I had time.

    A further inspection revealed that the play was fron the top link bushes, rather than the ball joint.

    Replacement was easy as it gets with a 15ton press, also with new bolts.
    The result is astonishing.

    The car is now much more silent, comfortable, stable, the steering is much more precise and stable, it feels like a new car.


    Everyone should check the top link bushes. Replacement will give you a new car, quite a surprise
     
  2. daveo26

    daveo26 New Member

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    Hi mate, iv got that Klunk!
    What bushes did you use?
    Iv did them on my last landy and with cheapo bushes and they were as bad quick.
     
  3. Arierep

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    I used genuine LR bushes and bolts.
    Next I'll also change the radius arms bushes, I have some play at the front of the arm.
     
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    Al2O3 Well-Known Member

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    How much were the LR bushes?
     
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    lynall Well-Known Member

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    Surely if your front arms have play as well it cant drive like a new car, quite the opposite in fact!
     
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    Sorry, when I said "radius arms" I meant trailing arms.

    I paid £3,75 for each top link bush from PaddockSpares
     
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    You cheap skate:D:D
     
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