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 Post subject: a few problems, need help with
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:00 pm 
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hi guys and girls, longtime since i posted here.

i have an ef falcon wagon and it has developed a few problems and now i need to get it all good again

the car is a 1994 ef wagon with cross drilled and slotted rotors, other than that its all stock.

the first problem is the passenger side is sagging so much that the mudflaps are scraping heaps under normal driving situations, and i was told the front was replaced about a year ago.

secondly when i put my foot on the brake, i get a shudder through the steering wheel (above 40km/h)
i had the wheels balanced, rotors were checked for warpage, hubs are tight, and bearings are not worn.

third problem is the engine is leaking oil, when you look under the car, the drips are around the k frame? (x member) could it definitely be the rear main seal or is there another spot it could be from?

i've searched for some answers but couldn't find what i was after :oops:
any help will be greatly appreciated
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 Post subject: Re: a few problems, need help with
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:44 pm 
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might be best to get the brakes done by a brake and clutch place. slot and x drills are strange creatures. cracking and glazzing can be common. bleed the brakes, full fluid change, check the pads for glazing and check all ball joints

 

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 Post subject: Re: a few problems, need help with
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:13 pm 
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is the car sagging at the front or rear?

 

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 Post subject: Re: a few problems, need help with
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:22 pm 
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sexyr6 wrote:
is the car sagging at the front or rear?

front and rear passenger side, booked in for a safety check tomorrow morning. so i will have a list of things that need attention, and i can tend to them when i can afford to fix it all
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 Post subject: Re: a few problems, need help with
Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:17 pm 
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got the report today about the car :(
bump stops are missing (when i bought the car it had them on, i guess they fell off)
lower ball joint is badly worn (kinda knew that was coming)
upper ball joint also needs replacing
upper control arm& inner bushes, need replacing
radius rods & bushes, worn causing excessive movement
front suspension is soft, they recommend replacing it (they're only 15 months old)
leaf spring bushes & U bolts are worn
and the rear shocks are soft, need replacing


to do that work, they were asking for $2500 including labour :o

so i will be getting the parts myself and getting mates to help me with it.
first thing to do will be upper and lower ball joints, is it hard to do?
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Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:29 pm 
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wait, let me guess, pedders right?

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:58 pm 
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Ball joints are press fit, you can get new uprights/stub axels complete with ball joints...

 

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 Post subject: Re: a few problems, need help with
Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:50 am 
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fiftyone wrote:
wait, let me guess, pedders right?


yeah, funny thing is went out and got ball joints for $50 a pair upper and lower,compared to there $130 a pair, thats a lot of labour. shouldnt they know by now how to get them done faster?

" Ball joints are press fit, you can get new uprights/stub axels complete with ball joints... "
i had been thinking about doing that, but i needed them done by sunday (today) so i could have a car to get to work in
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Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:30 pm 
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pedders charge like bulls for EVERYTHING. avoid where possible, advise is good there tho

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:37 pm 
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went to the local wreckers today and got the spindle assembly (40 bucks, i thought that was pretty good) and already have the lower ball joints out from them, getting the upper ball joints taken out tomorrow (was thinking pedders, if i cant find anywhere else) then get them to put the new ones in. then next weekend getting the upper control arms done in the backyard, but the lower ones i will get someone else to do, they appear to be a major p.i.t.a.
and hopefully that will also fix my brake shudder :?:

thank you everyone for your help :wink:
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