ob1 Posted April 7, 2009 Share Posted April 7, 2009 So after spending the past few weeks on these forums, decided to 1] never use a dealer again, 2] majority of basic repairs myself 3] shop around for prices on parts. The only thing wrong with this is I am not very experienced in vehicle repairs. I might overlook something, or even not be aware of something that is wrong. Something an experienced Landy mechanic could pick up effortlessly. Luckily there is a world of knowledge here Symptoms: Defender 110 hard top Tdi 150k km 1] Pulling left any speed, regardless of the pitch of the road surface. Hard breaking pulling right (if I remember correctly, will confirm on my way home later) Tried swapping tyers all round, no effect. this was for the past 20-40k km 2] Play between engine pushing and pulling. There was always that familiar clunk when pulling away, but it is worse now, and the play is increasing. 3] Second type of clunk audiable on the rear axile when braking (sometimes) and changing direction (almost all the time, especially turning left around normal corners). Also on a rough track, but not in every single hollow the wheel hits. Diagnosis: 1] Worn suspension bush/bushes (they are still the same since new...) 2] A-frame ball joint worn Tratment: Replace all. Guess I could use a tyre lever to determmine the exact bush and only replace the one, but I am a firm belever in preventative mainenance Questions: 1] Are all these assumptions/ deductions correct? 2] Will it solve the problems? At least most of the problems? 3] What else should I look at Thanks all!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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