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Old 11th October 2021, 12:14   #1
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Default Front Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint/ Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint

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this morning I failed the MOT x
ROVER 75 2.5 V6 2005 for various major defects a part de exhaust already mentioned I've also :
Nearside Front Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (5.3.4 (b) (ii))
Offside Front Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (5.3.4 (b) (ii))
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (5.3.4 (b) (ii))

What I need to buy for this? How much would cost me ?

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First two I think are drop links, the third and I would consider doing both sides is the front lower arm.
I'll add links asap to what I think is required

this is for guidance, i did not check they are for your model
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001541 items 1 and 9.
Perhaps check with DMGRS as for 9 they may be able to supply just disy covers, not sure about item 1 if the cover is a separate item

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Hi guys,

this morning I failed the MOT x
ROVER 75 2.5 V6 2005 for various major defects a part de exhaust already mentioned I've also :
Nearside Front Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (5.3.4 (b) (ii))
Offside Front Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (5.3.4 (b) (ii))
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (5.3.4 (b) (ii))

What I need to buy for this? How much would cost me ?

Thanks for helping me

Matt

You can buy new boots to fit any size of ball joint and if access is quick and easy, the joint isn't worn, a quick re-grease, new boot and you're on your way.


In most instances there will be some wear in the joint however small and for a bit of extra time and money it's best to change them, steering / suspension are one of the critical areas where safety is most important.
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Hi,

Mine's just had an advisory for a perished rubber boot on the anti roll bar linkage.

Yes, it's drop links.

There's many "How to's" on here but beware that the top nut of the drop link may be stubborn to impossible to remove which, AFAIK, means taking the whole suspension leg off.

Mine is rusted solid and the free thread above the nut is so long that it's impossible to get any sort of ring spanner on. I think some have had success with crow's foot spanners. I may well simply grind the old one off and cut down the thread on the new one.

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/s...d.php?t=186447

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/s...d.php?t=260344

These folks can help with just the boots:

https://www.balljointboots.co.uk/

And a chat to the guys at DMGRS will be worthwhile. You definitely want to fit quality drop links as otherwise you'll become very skilful at changing them .


The suspension arm is a whole different ball game (no pun intended). They can be done DIY but have a good read up of how to and what spanners etc. are needed before tackling it. Maybe a new boot will suffice for now?

This might put you off the DIY route OR it might give the info needed to have a go

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/s...d.php?t=290819


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You can buy new boots to fit any size of ball joint and if access is quick and easy, the joint isn't worn, a quick re-grease, new boot and you're on your way.


In most instances there will be some wear in the joint however small and for a bit of extra time and money it's best to change them, steering / suspension are one of the critical areas where safety is most important.
Hi ,

Thanks for the quick replay, I found on Ebay this two parts please check if are the right part requested:
FRONT STABILISER ANTI ROLL BAR DROP LINKS PAIR FOR ROVER 75 (RJ) MG ZT 1999-2005 (£15.99)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230929339398

Front Lower Suspension Wishbone Arms Kits Bush Pair Ball Joint Fit for Rover 75 (£98.25)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114236609252

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First two I think are drop links, the third and I would consider doing both sides is the front lower arm.
I'll add links asap to what I think is required

this is for guidance, i did not check they are for your model
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001541 items 1 and 9.
Perhaps check with DMGRS as for 9 they may be able to supply just disy covers, not sure about item 1 if the cover is a separate item

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[QUOTE=AndyN01;2903190]Hi,

Mine's just had an advisory for a perished rubber boot on the anti roll bar linkage.

Yes, it's drop links.

There's many "How to's" on here but beware that the top nut of the drop link may be stubborn to impossible to remove which, AFAIK, means taking the whole suspension leg off.

Mine is rusted solid and the free thread above the nut is so long that it's impossible to get any sort of ring spanner on. I think some have had success with crow's foot spanners. I may well simply grind the old one off and cut down the thread on the new one.


Thanks Andy,

I changed the Bush Pair when I purchased my used car and now again, I don't understand why they need to be replaced again
I found on Ebay this two parts please check if are the right part requested:
FRONT STABILISER ANTI ROLL BAR DROP LINKS PAIR FOR ROVER 75 (RJ) MG ZT 1999-2005 (£15.99)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230929339398

Front Lower Suspension Wishbone Arms Kits Bush Pair Ball Joint Fit for Rover 75 (£98.25)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114236609252

Many Thanks
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Yes, those are the drop links.

The same with a 4 year warranty are available from DMGRS but they cost a bit more.
https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/products/rov...4b5cc6d7&_ss=r

And the wishbone
https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/collections/...2500-rbj000371
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Yes, those are the drop links.

The same with a 4 year warranty are available from DMGRS but they cost a bit more.
https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/products/rov...4b5cc6d7&_ss=r

And the wishbone
https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/collections/...2500-rbj000371
Thanks ..do you think that I'll need to buy also the Front Damper / Shock Absorber Assembly?
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Thanks ..do you think that I'll need to buy also the Front Damper / Shock Absorber Assembly?
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As said the top not of the drop link can be a cow to remove.
I have fitted DMGRS drop links and have an issue with them. The "nut" that is closes to the rubber boot is quite thin. This makes getting a spanner on the nut and not damaging the boot a bit of a challenge, I have advised DMGRS of this.
I fitted 3 or 4 years ago Myle or something spelt similar, 10,000 miles later and 3 mots and no issues.

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