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Roderick Waite
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Username: rodwaite

Post Number: 234
Registered: 01-2012
Posted on Saturday, 14 September, 2019 - 03:56:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Just had my 1984 Spirit tested ('CT' here in France) and the tester pointed out a worn ball joint at the top of the left hand king-pin that should be replaced within 2 months. Does this sound right or have I got it wrong? Can anyone advise what it's called and where I get a new one from, please. The car chassis is ECH 09680, Thank you!
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Larry Kavanagh
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Username: shadow_11

Post Number: 497
Registered: 05-2016
Posted on Saturday, 14 September, 2019 - 05:13:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Sounds like a track rod ball joint but I could be wrong. For your model I think the whole track rod with ball joints comes as a single unit on each side but I'm more familiar with the Silver Shadow. Flying Spares or Introcar Ltd should have them but some track rods are on back order.
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Geoff Wootton
Grand Master
Username: dounraey

Post Number: 2156
Registered: 05-2012
Posted on Saturday, 14 September, 2019 - 06:16:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Roderick

It's always useful to refer to a parts diagram to figure out what you need. Flying Spares put up the parts diagrams for most categories. For front suspension:


Looks to me it's the upper ball joint that the tester is referring to, priced 125gbp for a recon part and 189gbp for an oem part. Either way, it's not going to break the bank.

A great parts reference site can be found here - just click on "catalogue"


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