Inside Line: Meyle

Sven Nielsen, Technical Director from MEYLE, says the Ford Fiesta suffers from the following problems:

1. Stabiliser links often worn out (35-16 060 0021/HD)

Problem:

Intense strain and high surface pressure wear and stress on the ball joint (head Ø 16-20 mm). This causes a premature failure of the ball joint and generates noise at the front axle.

MEYLE Solution (35-16 060 0021/HD):

MEYLE in-house engineers increased the diameter of the ball head of the tie rod end to 22 mm. Ball joints were given ultra wear-resistant synthetic ball sockets with high-tech grease. The reduction of the surface pressure ensures a significantly longer lifetime.

Owing to the larger ball head the ball surface on MEYLE-HD stabilizer links has been

increased by 50%. This way we have managed to significantly improve the part‘s load carrying capacity along with its service life. The blue clip-on plastic socket adds additional strength to the MEYLE-HD part.

2. Worn out control arms on the front axle (716 050 0043 and 716 050 0044), ball joints (716 010 0019) and bushings (714 610 0016 and 714 610 0017)

Problem:

Loose ball joints and defective bushings lead to disturbing noises and vibrations. In the original version of the control arm, ball joints and bushings cannot be replaced individually – the complete control arm must be replaced. Alignment is necessary.

MEYLE Solution:

Is a control arm with exchangeable ball joints and bushings with a longer service life. MEYLE offers ball joints and bushings individually that fit every control arm of Ford Fiesta – irrespective of whether it is an original part or produced by any other brand.

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