94burns

mk6 Mot failure clarification

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Just had my MK6 fail its MOT on these two.

  • Nearside Front Suspension arm ball joint excessively worn wishbone (5.3.4 (a) (i))
  • Offside Front Suspension arm ball joint excessively worn wishbone (5.3.4 (a) (i))

Is this referring to the track control arm or the ball joint?

thanks

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6 minutes ago, 94burns said:

Just had my MK6 fail its MOT on these two.

  • Nearside Front Suspension arm ball joint excessively worn wishbone (5.3.4 (a) (i))
  • Offside Front Suspension arm ball joint excessively worn wishbone (5.3.4 (a) (i))

Is this referring to the track control arm or the ball joint?

thanks

The ball joint is an integral part of the track control arm (wishbone) so it’s both👍

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 to decipher.

(5.3.4)  is suspension joints, pins and bushes section of mot manual

(A) is suspension joints, pins and bushes

(I) is excessively worn ( major defect) 

So as said already,  it's front wishbone replacement time due to worn out ball joints. 

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Aren't these the ones that bolt on to the wishbone? If so they're about £15 a side and pretty straight forward to do, changing the whole wishbone is obviously more work and about £50 a side. 

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Old balljoints on the lower arm are rivited in so alot of ball ache to remove. Easier to replace the lower arm as sooner or later the bushes will probably need doing too. 

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