Worn Suspension Joint
My 1989 W460 300gd failed MOT this afternoon due to a worn Nearside front outer swivel joint. Does anyone know where I can source one of these?
Thank you in advance
Swivel joint is not one part on its own that is available for change. Within the swivel joint is basically bearings, housing the wheel bearings, CV joint and king pin bearings.
You need to ask the MOT tester exactly what the wear is, that he has failed. What are the exact words on the failure sheet?
All parts you require are dealer items. You may buy the bearings from a bearings specialist provided you have the bearing numbers. It is much convenient to buy everything you need from the dealer.
If one side is worn, it is logical the other side will be worn. Ideally, you should do this job as a set (both sides). Considering it takes 5.5 hrs per side in labour, the choice is entirely yours.