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Old 08-08-2005, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
danil
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The ball joint to strut issue 245DL

What a set up? The 4 bolts that attach a bearing where the threaded rod
of my new ball joint needs to go through are going to break! Happened on
one bolt and was temporarily welded (lasted 5 months last time) but
eventually broke and had to get a used strut for left side
Problem! may not be so lucky as to only have 1 break this time with
right side. Does anyone have any advice?

absolutely any ideas to share

thanks
very much,

Dan

PS I posted before about cable for clutch where I had slippage after and
turned out cable was wrong despite al the arguing from NAPA and Altrom
saying the cable was not the problem, Altrom being the national supplier
where NAPA sources tons of after market stuff, My very good friend at a
Ford dealership got a dealer cable and all is well now. I am trying to
stick with Volvo parts now.
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:01   #2 (permalink)
Mike F
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Re: The ball joint to strut issue 245DL

danil wrote:
>
> What a set up? The 4 bolts that attach a bearing where the threaded rod
> of my new ball joint needs to go through are going to break! Happened on
> one bolt and was temporarily welded (lasted 5 months last time) but
> eventually broke and had to get a used strut for left side
> Problem! may not be so lucky as to only have 1 break this time with
> right side. Does anyone have any advice?
>
> absolutely any ideas to share
>
> thanks
> very much,
>
> Dan
>
> PS I posted before about cable for clutch where I had slippage after and
> turned out cable was wrong despite al the arguing from NAPA and Altrom
> saying the cable was not the problem, Altrom being the national supplier
> where NAPA sources tons of after market stuff, My very good friend at a
> Ford dealership got a dealer cable and all is well now. I am trying to
> stick with Volvo parts now.


If you're scared about breaking those bolts, you can access the nut for
the ball joint by removing the strut insert and using a long extension
and socket. Lots more work, of course. In fact the very first 240s
didn't have those bolts, this was how you had to change the ball joints.

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Mike F.
Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

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