Wandering Defender

Dry Rot

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Livestock Farmer
I've had a problem with my 2005 Td5 Defender. The symptoms are similar to low tyre pressure, in fact I was so convinced I had a slow puncture that I got the local tyre dealer to removed all the wheels and water check each for punctures. Nothing! But when it had an MOT I got an advisory that the lower steering UJ needed replacing.

Well, the UJs are fine but I found the lower male connector at the end of the steering shaft was like this (see photo). Just to check with the wise, I assume it's not meant to be like that and it is badly worn? The second picture is of the lower UJ, just in case it is relevant. Can some clever person please confirm it's wear before I start stripping down what might not need stripping down after all? Thanks in advance.

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Dry Rot

Member
Livestock Farmer
So far as I recall. They were not easy to undo. Crow bar and 14lb hammer to get the shaft removed.

So far, it looks like a replacement worm gear is £72 plus labour in renovating the box plus labour in removing/replacing the unit on the vehicle, plus shipping.

An exchange unit steering box is about £300 plus some shipping (but won't post to Scotland, ignorant barstewards).

Might find a used one off a vehicle dismantler.

I wonder what the Chinese have to offer? :)
 

Highland Mule

Member
Livestock Farmer
So far as I recall. They were not easy to undo. Crow bar and 14lb hammer to get the shaft removed.

So far, it looks like a replacement worm gear is £72 plus labour in renovating the box plus labour in removing/replacing the unit on the vehicle, plus shipping.

An exchange unit steering box is about £300 plus some shipping (but won't post to Scotland, ignorant barstewards).

Might find a used one off a vehicle dismantler.

I wonder what the Chinese have to offer? :)

If someone does exchange units, I would imagine that Dingbro would be able to facilitate it.
 

Tubbylew

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Location
Herefordshire
Radius arm bushes will give a knock, when they've been done, the panhard rod bushes will make it seem as if the truck is going to throw you over a hedge or oncoming traffic, ask me how I know.
 

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