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[Zafira A] [99-05] ABS light and Traction control light on. No fault codes?

Discussion in 'Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila, Viva, Tigra & Nova [Includes AstraVan & Combo Van] owners forum' started by Mike0408, May 9, 2017.

  1. Alan G H

    Alan G H Well-Known Member

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    [QUOTE="Mike0408, post: 3148937, member: 158988" then i went to undo the ball joint arm (thinks thats what it is called?), got the bolt most of teh way off and the thread started to furn with teh bolt, so after another hour hitting with a hammer jamming things in there etc, i saw it has a allan key hole in the on the bottom, so i used some allan keys to hold it in place while i unscrewed it again, then the hold o the allan key to go in rounded off, now i can not tighten it up or take it off, so that is pretty loose now, i ended up taking it off a little further up.

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    Presumably you mean the pinch bolt where the lower ball joint goes into the hub carrier frame?
    This has to be tight, or the ball joint pin and carrier frame will wear and you will never get it to stay tight. It is only a nut & bolt at the end of the day, go to a Vauxhall dealer and get the correct part, cut the old bolt off and knock it out, and fit the new one. Don't leave it too long to do this, or you will be buying a new ball joint & hub carrier frame.

    You need to invest in a Haynes manual, they don't cost much on eBay, but will give you a lot of useful information.
     
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  2. PeterXB12

    PeterXB12 Active Member

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    Presumably you mean the pinch bolt where the lower ball joint goes into the hub carrier frame?
    This has to be tight, or the ball joint pin and carrier frame will wear and you will never get it to stay tight. It is only a nut & bolt at the end of the day, go to a Vauxhall dealer and get the correct part, cut the old bolt off and knock it out, and fit the new one. Don't leave it too long to do this, or you will be buying a new ball joint & hub carrier frame.

    You need to invest in a Haynes manual, they don't cost much on eBay, but will give you a lot of useful information.[/QUOTE]

    Unless he means the drop link


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  3. Alan G H

    Alan G H Well-Known Member

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    Unless he means the drop link


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    But why would you take the drop link off to change the wheel bearing?
     
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  4. loffty01

    loffty01 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't undo or remove any of that when I did both of my front hubs.
     
  5. marks152

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    You dont need to touch drop link, lower ball joint or track rod end when doing the bearing. Just take the 2 x 18mm pinch bolts out the lower strut and lean it forward while putting it on full lock. There's plenty of room to push the drive shaft out and get at the bearing bolts.
     
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  6. Mike0408

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    It is in Halfords now, had a puncture on my tire same side as loose track did end, as I mounted a curb in Weston super mare and the curb was uneven and punctured side of tire. So now in for tire change and to see if they can tighten it up.

    The bolt I mean is the 1 closest to the tire facing the floor, not the part that attaches to the pole that goes under car as I need a spanner for that bit. ( sorry I do not know car part names lol).

    But yeah basically that bolt that secures track rod to the wheel?, has come of 3/4 of the way using to a socket set, then it started turning the thread and bolt at same time, and there is a hole for an Alan key to go in to stop the thread from turning, but that Alan key hole has rounded of so I can not tighten it or take it off without cutting it off and buying new track rod end.
     
  7. Mike0408

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    I just watched a YouTube video and that told me to take it off.
    I do not know much about cars as this is the 1st car I have ever done work on.
     
  8. loffty01

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    It's ok mate don't worry we all have diffrent ways of doing things
     
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  9. Mike0408

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    Just got car back from Halfords cost me £94 for 2 tires and tightening nearside front track rod end nut.

    They inspected a things as well and found some issues.
    Tyre repair puncture repair due to nail in tyre. Does not look like it has gone all the way through as tyre at good pressure. But that will cost £16.
    New Valve £2.
    Wheel balancing £7.
    S+S Ball joint slight play in offside lower ball joint £123.
    1 tire on 3mm tread will cost £47 for new (firestor 91v)

    I can not afford the £123 thing lol. So might see if it is cheaper to fix myself. Is it an easy job to do? I k ow the tires and balancing and puncture stuff has to be done by them. So SS ball joint might be only thing I can so myself.
     
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