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hi

I have a focus 08  1.8 petrol

my question is there are 2 sizes of wishbones available 18mm and 21mm

how can I tell which mine is fitted with without taking them off

also has anyone used these and are they any good ebay item  201513174450

thank you

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I read something on this forum the other day which said that around the 18mm or 21mm shaft (or whatever you call it) there is a coloured tab which denotes the diameter.

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Right thanks alot ill have a look

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I have just found the thread I mentioned above. it says:

"there are ring clips on the balljoint - yellow = 18mm, blue = 21mm. At least for the OEM ones. You can see these easily once the wheel is off and the steering turned full lock."

I can not verify this myself, I am just showing you what someone said a few days ago on a similay query

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Thanks that great help . Thanks for your time

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10 hours ago, isetta said:

I have just found the thread I mentioned above. it says:

"there are ring clips on the balljoint - yellow = 18mm, blue = 21mm. At least for the OEM ones. You can see these easily once the wheel is off and the steering turned full lock."

I can not verify this myself, I am just showing you what someone said a few days ago on a similay query

I found this information somewhere although I cannot for the life of me find where from now.

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This is the ball joint - yellow for 18mm and blue for 21mm (indeed, mine is a 21mm collar, and had a blue ring - my replacements from Unipart also had blue rings). Do not take this for granted and measure if available before you fit your arms and find it's the wrong size!

Another manufacturers website says that they are segregated by date around 2007 but can't be certain.

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I not long had that issue so bought both and the mechanic installed the 21mm on my 08 1.6.

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Thanks for all replys sorted now

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