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  1. Busted lower ball joint

    Steering & Suspension
    Hi all, I'm new here, but what has brought me here is that unfortunately my front left bottom ball joint has failed on my 2001 T4 LWB Diesel Auto :( and my front left wheel is monumentally bung. I did this while going 10kmh around a corner. See pictures attached. I've dragged the poor vehicle...
  2. Is lower ball joint rubber deterioration an emergency?

    Steering & Suspension
    I've just noticed that the rubber gaiters/seals on my van's front lower ball joints are coming apart. One is worse than the other. I haven't noticing any affects to the handling and I've not noticed any odd noises. The drivers side is pretty broken open and may have lost some grease as there was...
  3. Sequence of works

    Steering & Suspension
    I'm soon to carry out a minor suspension overhaul this is to include: Replacing all shocks Upper ball joints - both sides Lower ball joints - both sides Track rods (inner and outer) - both sides Drop links - both sides Potentially anti roll bar bushes while I'm at it, if I can get hold of them...
  4. knock, knock, knocking n.s.f.

    New T4 Members Forum
    hi new to this, have just got back from 600 mile round trip.got a really disconcerting intermittent knocking at n.s.f suspension wheel area. caravelle N reg1995 AAB 2.4 diesel manual .nearside driveshaft replaced sept 2012 at 182000miles now at 197000miles . this driveshaft seems to have some...
  5. Top ball joints BARNSLEY STYLE!!!

    Steering & Suspension
    Mot time + Ropey garage + t4 = top ball joints need doing!!! Well..... not wanting to pay some 16 year old spanner monkey to do an half d job my bro took it on. We used the most common extraction tool............. a massive hammer! (widely available in all good diy shops) I took pics along...
  6. Sealey Ball Joint Tool

    Steering & Suspension
    Hi all, anyone in the south/west got one of these I could hire at some point over March - failing that, if I scare the bejesus out of the plastic and buy one, how many of you out there might want to, ahem, 'syndicate' it before the year's out?
  7. ball ache - no more! But i am still a nob-head.

    Steering & Suspension
    Since i bought the van 7 months and 7000 miles ago its needed an upper ball joint replacing, I've never known the van without knocking and without an increasingly annoying and unbearable squeak. Various work-arounds have been implemented whilst i tried to coerce my bro-in-law into doing a job he...
  8. T4 Ball Joints

    Parts For Sale
    I have a couple of new T4 ball joints if they are any good to anybody. Swap for other T4 bits, beer or WHY Cheers Tony