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MOT Advisories - Help!

Post by PreludePete » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:48 am

Looking for some advice on how to deal with some MOT advisories on my 5th gen please!

Advisories. are:
*Play in steering rack inner joint(s) Offside Front

*Anti roll bar linkage pin or bush worn but not resulting in excessive movement Nearside Front (split) [5.3.4(a) (i)]

*Same for offside front!

I am a bit mystified by the numbers in the brackets etc but presume they relate to an MOT check list???

What parts do I need and are these expensive repairs labour wise?

Any comments / help appreciated.

Pete

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Post by Jackson Bondy » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:09 pm

Your anti roll bar will either be the bushing that sits against the chassis or more likely the drop link. I buy cheap ones but they tend to split again after a few years, not sure how long decent ones last.
Both are cheap parts (you can pick up drop links for around £20 a side for budget ones) and easy to replace, should only be an hours labour for a mechanic.

Not sure on the inner joint, hopefully someone else can help with that.
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Post by newkid » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:10 pm

Anti roll bar links
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-BLUE-PRI ... SwlptaK8Gm

Inner steering joint
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blue-Print-F ... SwIqxcVL5o

Steering joints are a pain to change. Track rod end off then inner. Car will need alignment done if you change it.

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Post by EddieMunster » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:01 pm

The issue won't be the time it'll take to replace, it'll be the time taken to strip/free-up what's currently on there. I did all of those jobs, and several more besides, on mine at Christmas, easily 60% of my time was getting things off that'd been on the car for 25 years!!

Don't be too surprised if the labour bill is higher than you expect for the reasons above.
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Post by PreludePete » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:36 pm

Thanks guys!

Responses appreciated and I will try and get the jobs done at minimum cost!

Very hard to sell a car with advisories even if they are not really serious!

Pete

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