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Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:16 pm 
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Hey lads, Driving the EF for the past 2 weeks ive noticed that shes starting to make a little bit of a clunk noise from the drivers side front wheel, Well 2nite I jacked her up and gave the wheel a riggle and its got some play in it, does this meen the ball joint bearing is stuffed? or is it the wheel bearing? any ruff qlue how much this will cost to get fixed? just a ball park figure.


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Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:20 pm 
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i had a clunk noise coming from the front end, it turned out to just be worn sway bar rubbers
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Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:33 pm 
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Just jacking up and wiggling the wheel generaly means bearings are loose. The ball joint should be tested by putting a crow bar under the tyre when jacked up, and lifting the wheel and have someone under the car to look for play.

However, Pedders is a good place to go for a $14 (I think) f/e check
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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:37 am 
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Ok thanks lads.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 7:23 am 
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Pedders ive found to be a rip off!! got a quote for components to lower my car (springs, struts, shocks and camber kit) all up trade they say! $919.00. Went to bursons it came down to $675 with Kings and Monroe. Called a mate in Stawell and im getting it all for $604. Basically get the check done at Pedders but get the parts else were and do it yourself.
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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:24 am 
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Have had no issues with the Pedders checks ... much better than places that do the front end checks.

I had a similar clunk ... but I had a power steer rack that was stuffed and needed replacing.

Best to get it checked out and get a report on it.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:28 pm 
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with the check though, is there any way they say that we can't let you drive it out because it's unsafe, therefore becomming committed to get the work done there?

i've thought about getting the cheap check but don't want them to do the work...

- anyone had this happen before?

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:51 pm 
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I have had a couple of my cars done there .... they gave me a report and told me I NEEDED several things done on my car immediately. I said "Thank you for letting me know about it ... I'll get it done when i have funds to pay for it. And I took it to my preferred repairer to get the parts fixed at a later date.

They handed me my keys back and advised not to drive the vehicle much.

They cannot keep your car ... otherwise you can get the police around there and charge them.

But I have never had an issue with Pedders or even Jax for this matter when it comes to safety checks ... they get you to sign a waiver form stating they have informed you of urgent repairs and you opted to drive out of there .... just so they are covered in case of equipment failure on your vehicle.

 

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