Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google Sign in with Linkedin Sign in with Microsoft

Hello! Welcome to the Ford and Volkswagen MPV / SUV Forums.
Dedicated forums for the Ford Galaxy, S-Max, C-Max, B-Max and Kuga.
User groups for the SEAT Alhambra, Volkswagen Sharan, Touran, Tiguan and Touareg!

Owners Forums for Ford and Volkswagen MPVs / SUVs

Ford Galaxy S-Max C-Max B-Max Tourneo Connect / Volkswagen Sharan Touran Tiguan Touareg Caravelle / SEAT Alhambra Alteca 

 Mk1 and Mk2 VW Sharan  Mk1 and Mk2 Ford Galaxy  Mk1 and Mk2 SEAT Alhambra  Ford C-Max B-Max  VW Tiguan  VW Touran  Mk3 Ford Galaxy  Mk3 VW Sharan  Mk3 SEAT Alhambra  VW T4 T5 Caravelle Transporter  Ford Tourneo Connect  VW Touareg

Advertisement:


Recent Forum Topics:

Google Translate:

Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra Forum:

Author Topic: corroded anti roll bar  (Read 1017 times)

Offline steveo59

  • *
  • Posts: 54
  • Thanked: 4
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 01 tdi 115 ghia
  • First Name: Steve
  • Region: East Midlands
corroded anti roll bar
« on: May 26, 2017, 09:35:09 AM »
Hi everyone,
last yearI replaced my rear anti roll bar bushes but I was never happy about the condition of the anti roll bar. It is badly corroded and all the powder coating has come off. Because the corrosion is so bad the diameter is reduced and I wondered how this may impact on the effectiveness and longevity of the new bushes. I ask this because I have developed a bad knock at the rear. It sounds too loud to be arb bushes but I'm not sure.If it turns out to be so, can anyone advise where I can get a new anti roll bar. Everyone does the bushes and drop links but not the stabiliser bar and all the ones on ebay seem to be as corroded as mine.

Offline johnnyroper

  • *
  • Posts: 2694
  • Thanked: 126
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 02 tdi 115 ghia
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: corroded anti roll bar
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2017, 10:21:01 AM »
I would imagine if eBay/scrappers are in same condition then it would be a dealer only part.

Was it even corroded under the bushes? My ARB is corroded but under bush s it is worn from movement but no corrosion,it does not cause any noises though.


Offline steveo59

  • *
  • Posts: 54
  • Thanked: 4
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 01 tdi 115 ghia
  • First Name: Steve
  • Region: East Midlands
Re: corroded anti roll bar
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2017, 11:58:01 PM »
Hi, thanks for the reply.
From what I remember, under the bushes seemed smooth but a smaller diameter than the rest of the bar. Perhaps the corroded bar is bigger rather than smaller., a bit like a corroded nut seems a tighter fit in the socket. I'll have to check it with vernier calipers. I'm on holiday at the moment but when I get back I'll check and let you know.

Offline johnnyroper

  • *
  • Posts: 2694
  • Thanked: 126
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 02 tdi 115 ghia
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: corroded anti roll bar
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2017, 08:53:53 AM »
Sounds quite possible the ARB has increased in diameter slightly from the rust.
If you look at some new bushes they usually give a measurement for the bar so you could refer that to the diameter under your bushes?

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Latest
1 Replies
1653 Views
Latest May 20, 2014, 10:30:47 AM
by insanitybeard
3 Replies
3147 Views
Latest January 24, 2015, 05:05:11 PM
by Mirez
4 Replies
2848 Views
Latest April 14, 2015, 12:42:02 AM
by japspeeduk
1 Replies
1286 Views
Latest December 06, 2015, 06:41:50 PM
by gregers
0 Replies
1186 Views
Latest February 27, 2017, 11:48:00 AM
by Bluetractorman

Advertisement: