Jump to content


Photo

Rear Strut Issue for MOT - Help needed!


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 yerdusk

yerdusk

    Newbie

  • New Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Ford Model: ka
  • Location:

Posted 16 February 2009 - 02:19 PM

Basically my dad has a V reg ka which on the last mot had an advisory for rear suspension struts need attention.
Mot time is now due and there is a large gap (about half an inch or so) between the rubber and the top of the strut in the car.
Does anyone have any idea what we will need to replace? We did think it might just require a spring, but not too sure, so thought I'd ask the experts lol.
Any advice much appreciated.
Thanks.

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...



Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 delboy

delboy

    Too much time on the boards

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 540 posts
  • Name: martin
  • Ford Model: c-max ghia 1.8 petrol /ka 1.2 mk2
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Somerset

Posted 16 February 2009 - 05:16 PM

hi

the rubber mount inside the boot has a gap as std from all the other ka's i have seen.

i have a s reg & it's the same on the front & rear m8.

try a diffrent garage for your mot as this is not a mot faliure from what i have been told
by my local garage.

i maybe wrong but it does sound like your garage want's a bit of work out of you.

#3 orangelead

orangelead

    Newbie

  • New Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
  • Ford Model: ka
  • Location:

Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:19 AM

Basically my dad has a V reg ka which on the last mot had an advisory for rear suspension struts need attention.
Mot time is now due and there is a large gap (about half an inch or so) between the rubber and the top of the strut in the car.
Does anyone have any idea what we will need to replace? We did think it might just require a spring, but not too sure, so thought I'd ask the experts lol.
Any advice much appreciated.
Thanks.

Yeah, just did this job on my w reg KA. Needed to change the top mounting rubbers on both struts. This was easier than the front legs but you still need to remove each strut, use spring compressor, remove circlip, slide off old rubber, put on new, replace circlip and refit. There will still be a gap but around 10mm. I have my doubts whether it needed doping too but got it through the MOT. Parts were aroung 10 each for the rubber mounts.


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users