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    So I am on holiday and my front suspension/ steering has a problem. I posted in Ford thread but no help yet.
    Where can I go to have it repaired between Cederberg and Cape Town?
    Any place that is reputable and won't rip me off.
    My Ford mechanic is back home in Pretoria
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    Google shows
    Action Ford Citrusdal, 087 350 6481
    Brand Ford, Vredendal,
    027 213 1090

    Vredendal is closest to Lambertsbay
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    I am sure there is a Ford dealer in either Citrusdal or Clanwilliam. Friend of mine had a turbo pipe burst on route to Kgalagadi earlier this year and went to either Citrusdal or Clanwilliam to a Ford dealer.
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    Thanks. After trying not to go to a Ford stealer.
    I eventually got a booking at a Ford in the Cape.
    Will limp over there
    Hope to update the original thread when I have found out he exact problem.
    Apparently the stability control light comes on when the steering wheel sensor decides your wheel is skew

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    If you don't know what's broken/worn out/bent/loose how do you know it's not going to fail catastrophically and veer you into oncoming traffic or put you upside down?

    Suspension and steering isn't rocket science but is kinda important for safety. Take it (slowly) to the nearest tyre fitment shop or roadworthy test station, get it up on the lift, and get it inspected before going anywhere else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hagu13 View Post
    If you don't know what's broken/worn out/bent/loose how do you know it's not going to fail catastrophically and veer you into oncoming traffic or put you upside down?

    Suspension and steering isn't rocket science but is kinda important for safety. Take it (slowly) to the nearest tyre fitment shop or roadworthy test station, get it up on the lift, and get it inspected before going anywhere else.
    For sure ,this is good advice. Go to a kwokfit type place and let them have a look, it's probably something quite simple but better have it checked .

    Cheers

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    There is a tyre shop in Clanwilliam as you drive through town. I would imagine they will be open today
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    Going to a Dealer CAN save your life and others on the road

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    When you reverse, does the guideline on your camera turn when you turn the steering? If not there is a problem with either :
    a) steering angle sensor
    b) steering rack.

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    Thanks everyone. After loads of checking I found the main left leaf spring was snapped, almost in the middle right by the bracket. I rode really slow to Jaffe's FORD Worcester and they are currently doing awesome work fixing it quickly. Great service from them!
    Thread can be closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaaks View Post
    Thanks everyone. After loads of checking I found the main left leaf spring was snapped, almost in the middle right by the bracket. I rode really slow to Jaffe's FORD Worcester and they are currently doing awesome work fixing it quickly. Great service from them!
    Thread can be closed.
    I have had several Fords. Always helpful and good prices. One time they opened the workshop for me in Secunda. They were just leaving the place. Lifted car up and fixed the car. Loose prop shaft bolts. No charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaaks View Post
    Thanks everyone. After loads of checking I found the main left leaf spring was snapped, almost in the middle right by the bracket. I rode really slow to Jaffe's FORD Worcester and they are currently doing awesome work fixing it quickly. Great service from them!
    Thread can be closed.
    I'd reconsider how I loaded my bakkie if I was you. A leaf spring doesn't just snap easily, it needs to be exposed to extreme abuse. Please consider replacing BOTH leaf packs.
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    Thanks for the advice.
    Just wondering if you live in the same South Africa I live in?
    Our touring load is about 350kg nicely distributed (includes the weight of really excellent Ground Zero aluminium canopy and Bundu Top tent)
    "gravel roads" are really great at breaking our vehicles, especially if you don't know them.
    I asked the dealer mechanic about the problem and he said it happens.
    I have done many km of bad bad roads through SA and all of our neighbouring countries. I we stay well away from the masses, hence the often very quiet and bad roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaaks View Post
    Thanks for the advice.
    Just wondering if you live in the same South Africa I live in?
    Our touring load is about 350kg nicely distributed (includes the weight of really excellent Ground Zero aluminium canopy and Bundu Top tent)
    "gravel roads" are really great at breaking our vehicles, especially if you don't know them.
    I asked the dealer mechanic about the problem and he said it happens.
    I have done many km of bad bad roads through SA and all of our neighbouring countries. I we stay well away from the masses, hence the often very quiet and bad roads.
    thanks

    any air springs or similar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I'd reconsider how I loaded my bakkie if I was you. A leaf spring doesn't just snap easily, it needs to be exposed to extreme abuse. Please consider replacing BOTH leaf packs.
    Not sure exactly what vehicle the OP has got, but I'm assuming its a t6 ranger. In that cases I highly doubt its a loading problem. Those leafs are not particualry well made. They do seem to just snap, especially if you do lots of corrugated gravel work.

    Over the past few years, I have had numerous hands on expereince with rear suspension failure on T6 rangers.

    Glad the OP got sorted. I would seriously suggest looking into an aftermarket suspension upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I'd reconsider how I loaded my bakkie if I was you. A leaf spring doesn't just snap easily, it needs to be exposed to extreme abuse. Please consider replacing BOTH leaf packs.
    My NEW Ford 3.2 DC 4x4 broke both rear leaf springs within six months. This was a FORD manufacturing fault and had nothing to do with overloading !
    Just more Ford junk.

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    A friend of mine living on a farm also lost a leaf spring at around 45 000km on his 2.2. His personal vehicle, so no farm work or heavy loads. Very bumpy terrain though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckelberry View Post
    My NEW Ford 3.2 DC 4x4 broke both rear leaf springs within six months. This was a FORD manufacturing fault and had nothing to do with overloading !
    Just more Ford junk.
    Quote Originally Posted by RPiet View Post
    Not sure exactly what vehicle the OP has got, but I'm assuming its a t6 ranger. In that cases I highly doubt its a loading problem. Those leafs are not particualry well made. They do seem to just snap, especially if you do lots of corrugated gravel work.

    Over the past few years, I have had numerous hands on expereince with rear suspension failure on T6 rangers.

    Glad the OP got sorted. I would seriously suggest looking into an aftermarket suspension upgrade.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sawdust View Post
    A friend of mine living on a farm also lost a leaf spring at around 45 000km on his 2.2. His personal vehicle, so no farm work or heavy loads. Very bumpy terrain though.
    thanks

    Didn't know the T6 was so soft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckelberry View Post
    My NEW Ford 3.2 DC 4x4 broke both rear leaf springs within six months. This was a FORD manufacturing fault and had nothing to do with overloading !
    Just more Ford junk.
    How do you get something as basic as a leaf spring so wrong, they must be using very poor grade steel or not correctly tempering the leaf springs?

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