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#1 l-26x

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 11:31 PM

I cracked my front nearside wishbone tonight whilst driving a bit too fast round a corner in the wet and went up on the curb. I really need to get it fixed ASAP because of work etc. and just generally getting around. I was wondering if anyone knew how much this would cost if i did go to a garage? or whether its simple enough for me to do myself. I cant get different quotes on it because its not driveable and im scared i may have done something else to the wheel. I'm not gonna lie, im an amateur in terms of mechanics but trying to learn, if i cant do it myself, i know mechanics that could possibly do it for me. Please help, thanks:)

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 05:37 AM

I cracked my front nearside wishbone tonight whilst driving a bit too fast round a corner in the wet and went up on the curb. I really need to get it fixed ASAP because of work etc. and just generally getting around. I was wondering if anyone knew how much this would cost if i did go to a garage? or whether its simple enough for me to do myself. I cant get different quotes on it because its not driveable and im scared i may have done something else to the wheel. I'm not gonna lie, im an amateur in terms of mechanics but trying to learn, if i cant do it myself, i know mechanics that could possibly do it for me. Please help, thanks:)



you can diy
takes about an hour to do m8

a garage may charge you a small fortune to do it
ford part is 95.00 not inc fitting

i would do following

ask local garage for a supply & fit charge & a fit only charge if you supply the part

get part from here
www.buypartsby.co.uk

cost about 30.00 inc p&p from memory
best to phone them for part if you cannot locate it
keep us informaed on hoy you get on m8

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:43 AM

i did this myself this weekend, it's dead easy, my part was 24 plus vat from sutton auto factors - buypartsby.com (there was also a cheaper one at 18 but it didnt seem worth skimping on quality for a difference of 6

2 18mm (iirc) bolts to remove - 1 through each bush, holding the wishbone onto the subframe. and then you'll need to undo the pinch bolt for the ball joint - i would replace this one, as mine sheared as i was tightening back up - 3 quid from ford & you'll need a fairly large torx bit to holt the bolt still while you tighten the nut up. (i didnt have one big enough so i tapped a smaller one in with a rag round it & this was sufficient

be careful when you come to drop the balljoint out of the hub, when i did my 406 a couple of months back, when i dropped the balljoint out, the driveshaft popped out, spilt gearbox oil everywhere, and i took a brake disk to the face. not fun.

the wishbone on the KA is MUCH easier than the 406. dont hesitate to shout me if you've any other questions about it

p.s. when i did my wishbone i also did the subframe, driveshaft, and this weekend i'm doing the steering arm. if you find any of these are damaged also, i'd be happy to talk you through any of them. we did the lot for under 150 quid, ford had quoted 500, not including the steering rack.

best of luck

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 03:08 PM

Thank youu, I picked up a wishbone for 30 inc. VAT at a local parts garage, I was quite happy with that:) And it's clearly good in life to know people because I got a mechanic to do it for 40 labour and he even bent my driveshaft back into shape aswell. So in all, 70. Compared to the 240 quote I got beforehand I'm happy. Thanks anyway guys.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 08:53 PM

and he even bent my driveshaft back into shape aswell.


Glad your sorted 1-26x to be honest I'd invest in a second hand driveshaft, if yours was bent then straightend it will be out of balance (and weakened) and you will feel a small vibration at certan speeds

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 06:13 PM

I had noticed that after and that must be what it is, how much is that going to set me back thoughh? Is it dangerous? I imagine they can snap if too weak:/ Thank you though fishpond 47

He also said I've got a leak which I had before the incident and said it could be to do with the heater matrix. He said keep an eye on the coolant level as it would drop quite quickly, but there's no change in it :S and to put some radweld in it. But if its not that, Ive heard radweld can clog the radiator as it is, so if i do put radweld in and thats not it, am i just causing more problems for myself?

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 09:11 PM

a 2nd hand driveshaft is 50 in the scrapyard, personally speaking, i wouldnt even consider reusing a bent one. i did the shaft at the same time as my wishbone, & it IS a diy job, but unless you have a windy gun, you'll struggle taking off the hubnut...

new driveshaft seal is about a quid fifty from ford, worth having, i never like reusing old ones, and the hubnut is a couple of quid - again, you can use the old one but i'd rather not.


you'll need a crowbar and a !Removed! heavy hammer to take the inner end out of the gearbox too, and make sure you've got something to catch the gearbox oil in when it pops out :unsure:

its a tougher job than the wishbone for sure, but it's still not impossible by any stretch

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