Valver track rod ball joints

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Valver track rod ball joints

Post by greendale65 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:22 pm

Hello all, Car going in for mot tomorrow got a feeling
may need track rod end ball joints are these
gettable.
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Re: Valver track rod ball joints

Post by kernowtim » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:10 pm

My local motor factors had nothing for the 1.9d when i checked, dont know if the 16v is different, will check tomorrow (if i remember)

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Re: Valver track rod ball joints

Post by rutter123 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:41 pm

All the same on bx's should be obtainable from a motor factor no prob, plenty on ebay but go for the better quality if you can cheap ones are crap should be £10-15 a side.
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Re: Valver track rod ball joints

Post by Kitch » Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:43 am

Track rod ends....some factors can't get them anymore. They're getting thin on the ground. I got mine from GSF, but go careful and measure them against the old ones - some are over size in length, meaning you can't set the tracking properly.

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Re: Valver track rod ball joints

Post by rutter123 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:59 pm

Had this prob with them being about 1/2 inch too long, these were Unipart items, i found the internal threads were not deep enough and ended up with too much toe in both sides even after winding them all the way home. Got some more from Barry at Bourne which did the job nicely think they were Q&H.
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