Stabiliser links often worn out
High center of gravity of the cars, intense strain and high surface pressure wear and stress on the ball joint. This causes a premature failure of the ball joint and generates noise at the front axle.
Meyle in-house engineers increased the ball pin diameter to 22 mm, in addition to using wear-resistant synthetic ball sockets with high-tech grease. The reduction of the surface pressure ensures a significantly longer lifetime.
Defective engine mounts
High engine loads, excessive vibration and frequent temperature changes from ambient air to operating temperatures often result in early part failure, manifesting itself through unresponsive steering and reduced driving comfort. Signs of a defective engine mount are fissures in the rubber material, metal peeling or, where hydraulic engine mounts are installed, leakage.
Meyle engineers recommend that engine mounts always be checked when doing a routine vehicle inspection. If a mount is diagnosed as being defective and replaced accordingly with a MEYLE engine mount, customers will instantly experience the difference: Noise from the front chassis, engine vibrations and driving comfort are significantly improved.
Defective C.V. joints and bellows/Worn or inferior-quality C.V. joints
Broken/damaged bellows on the drive shaft cause ingress of contamination and humidity in the C.V. joints which leads to failure of the C.V. joints. Worn or inferior-quality C.V. joints can reduce driver comfort by transmitting structure-borne noise and vibrations. This wear and tear reduces the useful life of the joints and can even lead to premature breakdown.
Meyle UK offers independent workshops C.V. joints for all popular vehicle applications as kits, with accessory material to save time and effort in identifying and ordering all parts separately. The kits contain the requisite individual components including axle boot, grease and mounting hardware.
Worn out tie rod ends
Intense strain and high surface pressure wear on the tie rod end. Noise and play in the steering.