Discovery 200 Drag link - AllTorque
I had this job done on my Discovery 2 years and 12K miles ago, and now it needs doing again for the MOT. Have I been ripped off? Be interested in your thoughts, thanks.
Discovery 200 Drag link - M.M
I assume you mean due to knocking ball joints??

This short life is very common in the LR world sadly. Not a main dealer job I assume?

Thing is there are so many pattern parts for these vehicles and some are rubbish, you have to be so careful.

I mean if you go into a trade motor factors and ask for part "X" it might be £14.95 plus vat...trade.

Go to some mail order sources and they might be selling a set of four "X"s for £10 inclusive. How do they do it? Well the quality is very poor.

I'm very careful about the pattern/non-OE brands I'll use.

M.M
Discovery 200 Drag link - AllTorque
Thanks - no, not a main dealer job but a specialist (beyond my level of competence I think). It was pattern parts so I guess it's as you predict with such components.

G.
Discovery 200 Drag link - Hugo {P}
Excuse my ignorance, but what is the drag link?

New discovery owner needs to know.


Hugo

"Forever indebted to experience of others"
Discovery 200 Drag link - Sooty Tailpipes
It is the arm that goes between the steering box and centre tie-rod.
It pivots out of the steering box like an arm and is connected to the centre tie rod via a ball joint. as the drag link moves in an arc, the centre tie-rod move left-right to steer the front wheels.

There is also usually an idler and in the same place as the drag link but on the passenger side.
Discovery 200 Drag link - Hugo {P}
Thanks J




Hugo

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Discovery 200 Drag link - DL
Perhaps the rubber boot got damaged when it was fitted by a ham-fisted techy on bonus?

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