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Disco 2 Help needed replacing hub carrier or steering swivel after ball joint replacement

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by adam koronka, Nov 25, 2020.

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  1. adam koronka

    adam koronka Member

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    Hi there, please help. Only a day or so left before retest runs out. I replaced both ball joints on my D2 TD5 and I can't get the steering swivel or hub carrier to sit up enough on the new ball joints. I've tried the press I used to get the ball joints out, even the jack underneath, but there is still too much of a gap between the top of the swivel arm and the bottom of the ball joint. Is it anything to do with the steering knuckle collect adjustment on the bottom? Should this be slackened off before fitting up and then adjusted? Any advice gratefully received.

    Thanks - Adam
     
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    Pawl Well-Known Member

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    Can you could add a photo or service manual drawing of the parts where you have a problem to help us understand?
     
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    If the ball joints are pressed in square and flush against the diff, it's hard to see what the problem could be without a picture. The collet can be used to adjust the tension on the steering knuckle but if the ball joints are a good make (Lemforder, etc.), the dimensions would be 100% and it is usually left tightened all the way in (i.e. no adjustment required). Here's a pic of the complete installation that I found on the Internet -

    LR Capture.JPG
     
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    Hi, thanks for your reply. The mouse ate the relevant pages of the manual which is why I was asking for help. I have it sorted now, it was the bottom collet on the steering knuckle. I removed that, then did the top ball joint up, replaced the collet and it now fits perfectly. Thank you very much for your offer of help.

    Thanks

    Adam
     
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    Hello there, thank you very much, from the picture it looks like all is well. thanks for your time.

    Adam
     
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    No problem Adam. You're very welcome.And glad that all went well.

    Cheers
     
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