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Control Arm/Wishbone
« on: September 29, 2018, 10:52:08 AM »
Hi,

See this video... I have some knocking underneath the car so I think the wishbone/Control arm rear bushion is fecked? Should there be all this play?
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Re: Control Arm/Wishbone
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 01:56:30 PM »
Your video hasn't shown up so no idea how much play you have. However anything other than a small amount (few MM) of give when subjected to a pry bar would generally suggest it's not meant to be like that.

I had worn rear anti roll bar links and despite not being bad enough to fail the MOT they rattled a treat in the right circumstances and made a fairly significant difference to the handling as well. However it probably only managed to get the MOT as they are loaded with all 4 wheels on the ground so if you pull on them it doesn't move much but when it was unloaded after I'd raised the issue of rattly suspension they were found to be pretty badly borked.

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Re: Control Arm/Wishbone
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 08:32:46 PM »
Your video hasn't shown up so no idea how much play you have. However anything other than a small amount (few MM) of give when subjected to a pry bar would generally suggest it's not meant to be like that.

I had worn rear anti roll bar links and despite not being bad enough to fail the MOT they rattled a treat in the right circumstances and made a fairly significant difference to the handling as well. However it probably only managed to get the MOT as they are loaded with all 4 wheels on the ground so if you pull on them it doesn't move much but when it was unloaded after I'd raised the issue of rattly suspension they were found to be pretty badly borked.

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Re: Control Arm/Wishbone
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 07:57:07 AM »
That does look worn unless you are putting a huge amount of force in.

Have you checked the ARB links at the ends of the front and rear anti roll bars?, they also lead to knocking with even a small amount of play.

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Re: Control Arm/Wishbone
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 09:25:57 PM »
I had the phone in one hand and the other hand was pulling the wheel so no pressure really on the arm. The drop links are all ok as I checked them. I ended up getting two mazda arms off ebay so will fit them and see

Thanks for your input
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Re: Control Arm/Wishbone
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