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Help on Suspension

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Glasgie, Jan 14, 2019.

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  1. Glasgie

    Glasgie Well-Known Member

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    Guys
    From last months MOT had an advisory which stated
    "Offside Front Suspension arm pin or bush worn but not resulting in excessive movement front axle steady arm"
    Can some one help with a diagram of exactly which part this refers to so I can order the correct bush/pin
    Thanks
    Glasgie
     
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    marjon Well-Known Member

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    Not entirely sure of the description was he referring to radius arms?
    Vehicle type and age might mean somebody can help with a dia.
    I can’t get the single page to post for you:oops: but plenty manuals available online for free.
    I would suggest if it’s an advisory this year then the rest being the same age probably best do all bushes.

    J
     
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    guineafowl21 Well-Known Member

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    Could be any of the radius arm bushes or the Panhard rod. Rather than guess, either get under and check for play or better, ring up the mechanic and ask.

    I get mine to mark the affected part with a yellow crayon, if I’m not there, but more often than not I’m under the car with them so they can show me.
     
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    Can you weld?
    Chances are (as well as a worn bush) you may have oval holes in the axle to trailing arms (8 potential worn holes) mountings.
    Panhard rod (2 potential worn holes). The bolts can wear too.
    You'll need to weld repair the axle casing if your holes are worn.
     
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    guineafowl21 Well-Known Member

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    Or... Just to buy a little more time, make up a little washer so that when you tighten the nut, it squashes the bush into the hole a bit more ;)
     
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    Thanks for advice
    Of course Dhooo (Simpson moment) forgot to state vehicle its a 2011 90 Defender
    Glasgie
     
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    Here's a diagram.
    Radius Arms Panhard Rod.jpg
    Items 1 are Radius arms. They have two bushes and bolts (only one set shown in this diagram) The bushes and bolts fix it to the axle. It could be these bushes. Or, as Flossie said, the bolt holes on the axle might be worn creating movement.
    Item 14 is the panhard rod. It's shortened a lot in this diagram. It bolts to the chassis on the drivers side via item 19. Bolt 17 and bush 18 fix it to the axle on the front, right hand side. Either of the bushes could be worn. Or, Flossie's axle bolt holes again :D As yours is quite young, I'll stick my neck out and say bushes.:rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks A1203
    Ill get under it this weekend and see if I can identify offending bush
     
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