Top Balljoint ....Help/Advice

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Graham Hutton
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Thanks everyone. I got there in the end! I had to file the rebate on the casting around the balljoint down a bit and slightly grind the inside of the metal ring on the rubber bit. Measuring with my digital callipers, the internal diameter of the ring on the rubber was around 0.75mm smaller than the balljoint. If I ever have the same problem in future I will just buy a new balljoint for sure!

Another one of those quirky caterham jobs mastered I guess.... I wonder what I'll stumble across next...

Exeter, Orange 310R

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For info. It seems that the rubbers tend to split more easily on narrow track cars as they tend to get pinched. It became an almost annual job until I upgraded to wide track.

Paul Richards

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Thanbks Paul. My car in an SV with widetrack suspension so fingers rossed I never have to do it again!

Exeter, Orange 310R