Jump to content
boaterboy

D2 TD5 Front Suspension Dust Cover

Recommended Posts

I've been told that a ball joint dust cover at the lower end of the front suspension on my D2 TD5 is deteriorating.

Please could someone help me identify what & where this part is?

Also, is it a safety critical item and how easy would it be to replace?

Thank you very much in anticiation of your help.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They look a bit  like this...https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNIVERSAL-TRACK-ROD-END-BALL-JOINT-RUBBER-DUST-BOOT-COVERS-GAITERS-2X/182729866045?hash=item2a8b8c7b3d:g:fA8AAOSwxzBZndZF

Found on all the ball joints,.... steering arm, track rods etc.

When the cover goes the grease dries out, then the dirt and water get in and dramatically shorten its life. Usually people just change the ball joints but if you have greaseable ball joints that you have kept in good shape then replacing the boot is probably worthwhile. Splitting the balljoint can be a challenge, be sure to clean the threads before removing the locknut. HTH

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you, Blanco, for your reply which gave me a good start and to you, bear, for the actual parts drawing.

Excuse my ignorance but is the knuckle part no 1 in the drawing?

Also, any recommendations wrt the best supplier / manufacturer of the ball joints, please? 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The steering knuckle is the large part -  number 1.

I always try and buy genuine LR for these types of parts as I don't want to be doing them again in a long time.

Griff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By using our website you agree to our Cookie Policy