Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Rear lower wish bone arms - advice needed

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    merseyside
    Posts
    583
    Post Thanks / Like

    Rear lower wish bone arms - advice needed

    Hi all;

    My 2 lower rear wishbone arms have play in them and i have been advised my local Jag Indie that they will need replacing. Do you need to replace the whole arm or can you purchase a bush kit and get them pressed in.

    Cheers Gos
    56 plate S type R

  2. #2
    Senior Member Lazlo Woodbine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Cornwall
    Posts
    196
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thankfully you can get bushes. See here: http://www.racinggreenparts.com/Jagu...%20onwards.htm

    Each lower arm has 3 bushes. Two are the type in the link and one is a traditional rubber type. I spoke to Racing Green only last week to see if they did the rubber one as well and the bloke said that they just don't fail.

    It's probably worth changing the track rods as well while it's apart. They wear and give you a bit of four wheel steering just when you don't want it.
    Some call me Laz' 2002 X200 S-Type 3.0 Sport manual

    Removable towbar wanted, please message me. Also interested in
    sports springs, dampers, R exhaust boxes, R rear lights etc...

  3. Thanks goshawk thanked for this post
  4. #3
    Senior Member Lazlo Woodbine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Cornwall
    Posts
    196
    Post Thanks / Like
    You'd need four bushes, so two sets, £120.
    Some call me Laz' 2002 X200 S-Type 3.0 Sport manual

    Removable towbar wanted, please message me. Also interested in
    sports springs, dampers, R exhaust boxes, R rear lights etc...

  5. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    merseyside
    Posts
    583
    Post Thanks / Like
    Top stuff Laz you have saved me a fortune...Gos
    56 plate S type R

  6. #5
    Senior Member Lazlo Woodbine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Cornwall
    Posts
    196
    Post Thanks / Like
    You're welcome.

    The arms are alloy so whoever fits them will need a bit of finesse and a proper quality press with a good selection of tools for it so they go in straight. It's not like steel arms where you can get away with a mallet and a drift..

    One last thing. The two bushes that will be replaced are not a rubber and metal bonded thing, they're actually a kind of nylon rose joint with rubber covers like a ball-joint has. Now I haven't fitted mine yet so I don't know if it's an issue but what you really don't want is the cover getting pinched as the bush is fitted. They can be taken off just for fitting if needed.
    Some call me Laz' 2002 X200 S-Type 3.0 Sport manual

    Removable towbar wanted, please message me. Also interested in
    sports springs, dampers, R exhaust boxes, R rear lights etc...

  7. #6
    Senior Member bydand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    192
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Lazlo Woodbine View Post
    You're welcome.

    The arms are alloy so whoever fits them will need a bit of finesse and a proper quality press with a good selection of tools for it so they go in straight. It's not like steel arms where you can get away with a mallet and a drift..

    One last thing. The two bushes that will be replaced are not a rubber and metal bonded thing, they're actually a kind of nylon rose joint with rubber covers like a ball-joint has. Now I haven't fitted mine yet so I don't know if it's an issue but what you really don't want is the cover getting pinched as the bush is fitted. They can be taken off just for fitting if needed.

    Yes it is an issue, remove the rubber boots before press fitting into the lower arms. If not you tend to nip them when squeezing into the arm.

    Would anyone have the sizes OD,& id and length of the rear arm bushes.

    I doubt anyone gets them made up, just the same size as used by someone else, MB may be.
    S type 3.0ltr V6 SE 2000, 84Km
    S type 4.2ltr V8 2006, 107Km
    XF 3.0ltr SC V6 2013 68Km
    No More, No More

    Bring me Sunshine, in your smile,
    Bring me Laughter, all the while,
    In this world where we live, there should be more happiness,
    So much joy you can give, to each brand new bright tomorrow,


    Eric and Ernie... you gota Love em.

  8. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    merseyside
    Posts
    583
    Post Thanks / Like
    Hi;

    The drivers side rear lower wishbone only needed replacing as the drivers side seemed to be ok for now. Got the whole arm replaced in the end with the rear disks and pads which needed doing for £430 all in so hopefully all well for now....Gos
    56 plate S type R

  9. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    manchester, uk
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like
    yes you can just do bushes in these to save on the expense of new arms, poly ones also have lifetime guarantee so you wont be doing the job again https://powerflexstore.co.uk/jaguar-...4-6-2002-2009/

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •