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#1 WinDrop

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 06:44 PM

Hi All,

 

Could you please tell me the size of ford focus year 2001 1.6 petrol ball joint dust cover size?

I need to change them to pass MOT, but only need to change actual dust covers and not ball joints themselves.

 

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:53 PM

Hey Guys,

 

Nobody know the size of this? really? :(



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:03 PM

Most folk will just replace the joint instead of messing around changing a boot. I have done it once on a mk3 mondeo track rod end so I didn't need to have the tracking sorted but I wouldn't bother doing it again to be honest.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:11 PM

The thing is with my focus that if I want to replace the joint I will have to replace the whole thing and not only the ball joint.

There are two different types of ball joints for ford focus, ones can be changed because they have screws on them while other ones can't be changed (as mine)
SO instead of spending £70 on parts and then another £50 to change them I would rather just buy dust covers themselves and change them for MOT as everything else is in good condition and that would cost me around £10

 

So minimum saving would be minimum £100

 

That's the reason why I need the sizes :(



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:22 PM

All you need to do is drill the rivets out and bolt in a new ball joint - total cost is £20. No need to replace the complete arm. 

 

Have you tried to release the ball joint from the knuckle yet? 



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:32 AM

Nah, I haven't done anything yet. My mate had a look at them when he changed my clutch the other day and said that ball joints are in very good condition and there is no point to change them, all i have to do is change dust covers.

Also, non of us have a drill to drill the rivets out so that's why he suggested me to change the dust covers and forget about everything else.

I can buy dust covers from my local GSF shop but they need to know the size.

I been looking all over the internet and can't seem to find it :(



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:22 PM

whats the choise of sizes available

 

and how much are they, If they are not so expensive buy both to save you the stress and time...



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:30 PM

They are £1.50 each.

 

Not sure about the sizes. Didn't ask in the shop.

I pretty sure there are three standards:
1. Small

2. Medium.

3. Large

 

I'm also nearly sure that the ones I need are medium size but before I buy them I would still like to make sure that I buy the right ones :)



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:46 PM

I think the only way you are going to find out the sizes to be honest is to go and remove the wheel and measure them. 

 

£1.50 each is a good price, I have seen them go for double that each. 



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:49 PM

Yeah, Probably that will be the only way to find that out :(
Shame though :(

 

Thanks for the help everybody.

 

And yeah, price is very good, I wouldn't really think about changing just the dust covers if they would cost any more than that.



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 05:04 PM

Buy all 3 and return unused ones ?

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