November 21, 2012, 2:19 pm
I was changing the pads and discs today and had a poke around. Gripping the wheel at the 9-3 position there was a bit of play on both sides, more so on the passenger front.
I'm sure I read there should be no more than a few mm play mines more than this but no more that about 5mm as an estimate.
Is this caused by worn track rod ends ?
November 21, 2012, 2:21 pm
Track rod ends or bushes.
Give the wheels a good push and pull when jacked up and see if there's any play or clunking.
Visually inspect the bushes and joints for worn or perished rubbers.
November 21, 2012, 4:59 pm
I forgot to add, probably due to water on the brain or being assaulted by my daughter with a trainer when I checked the passenger side there was a little clunk, so I reckon something is on the way to car part heaven.
So I will have a check of the ends and is that the arb bush you were talking about or a bush on the control arm ?
Lol probably worth looking at anything that moves and is or has rubber on.
I did try to check at 12-6 and it was fine.
I guess wear and tear approaching 60k