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    Hi all,
    I keep having to redo wheel allignment on the Sani. The problem being that, after 14years, the mounting and "guide" hole of the compression rod is not as round as it should be. It's worn into an oval.
    I was advised to weld in some plate washers to get it back to size and round again.
    Is there anyone on the forum that can perhaps assist me? Or direct me to someone that can in the Gauteng area?

    All help will be appreciated
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    I would just get somebody to weld in a bit of 4mm plate, then drill an appropriate hole. But the washers will work if the hole is tight enough.

    But are you sure it's the compression rod? That just locates the lower control arm during frontal impact forces (bumps and so on).
    The REAL problem is usually the tie rod ends on the Nissans, and the control arm bushings, not to mention the pitman arm joint, the ideler arm joint, the draglink joints, the hub upper and lower ball joints, etc etc.

    I can tell you how to go to Solid Front Axle if you want?

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    It is a common remedy to weld a washer in there.

    People forget to check/replace the sleeve and rubbers on that tension/compression rod.
    Kobus

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    Tie rods and draglink are all relatively new. Currently replacing ball joints as well as the rubbers and sleeve on the compression rod.
    I've found polyurethane rubbers for the compression rod, but looks like i'll have to get the sleeves from Nissan. Anyone know where I can get?

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    Hi I have the same problem with my sani , after 14 months and having to change all the ball joints , i am back to having duck feet tyers, can any body help me .
    Thanks Stephen

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    What I did is I went to the first Breakdown service I could find and contacted their mechanic. These guys know everything about those nissans since it is all that they use. Welded me a plate there drilled a hole and paid my R300.
    No problems
    Voorkom diefstal. Koop 'n Korando!!!!!!!!1

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    Dirk (a.k.a DVR) offered his services to assist me with this. Now we must just find the time to meet up

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