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Failed MOT



  BMW 323i Coupe
Fitted two brand new tyres yesterday, bought a new hazard light switch, and then washed, hoovered and waxed the car today.. Failed the M.O.T. :(

"Nearside front track rod end ball joint has excessive play."

At least it was for something that I didn't know about rather than being something obvious.

Having repairs done on Monday and then a re-test, was told that worst case scenario will be £60 - £70 for repairs. But the MOT was only £45 instead of the £50 I thought it was.
 
  Nimbus Megane R26
buy a new lower arm with the ball joint already on and fit it yourself, piece of piss. i had to do mine other week on the 182 as the gater had split and water had got in and rusted the ball joint
 
  RB 182 cup
buy a new lower arm with the ball joint already on and fit it yourself, piece of piss. i had to do mine other week on the 182 as the gater had split and water had got in and rusted the ball joint

why would he want a bottom arm when his track rod end if fooked?
 
  RB 182
why would he want a bottom arm when his track rod end if fooked?

Yea its the track rod end on the steering rack. Only thing id say is im an MOT tester, and very rarely see any fail on the track rod end, its usually the actual track arm - mine included lol. Fitted to track arms jobs a good un :approve:
 
  RB 182 cup
lol well seen as im a tester too lol i do see a few track rod ends fail not that uncommon
 
  RB 182
lol well seen as im a tester too lol i do see a few track rod ends fail not that uncommon

Prolly cos i work at Vauxhall then, tie rods are prolly things that go on every VX the most.

Come to think of it, ive never seen a track rod end fail
 
  Astra van,Mk1 nova
Prolly cos i work at Vauxhall then, tie rods are prolly things that go on every VX the most.

Come to think of it, ive never seen a track rod end fail


Every vauxhall ive owned has needed replacement track rod ends :eek: but i still love them and cant wait until my wee project is done:approve:
 
  Storm Grey 200
Fitted two brand new tyres yesterday, bought a new hazard light switch, and then washed, hoovered and waxed the car today.. Failed the M.O.T. :(

"Nearside front track rod end ball joint has excessive play."

At least it was for something that I didn't know about rather than being something obvious.

Having repairs done on Monday and then a re-test, was told that worst case scenario will be £60 - £70 for repairs. But the MOT was only £45 instead of the £50 I thought it was.

He failed it even though it was nice and shiney? Wanker.
 
  BMW 323i Coupe
The car is at the garage at the moment, felt horrible having to walk home. But I got to drive my mums car for a while, and it purrs like a kitten. Going to pick it up in the next hour, MOT retest should be done then, and the tracking rod should be fixed.
 


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