Thanks to Stuart Bell for sending inÂ these pictures ofÂ hisÂ fully modified Jimny.
So it never rains but it pours!
The failure list was extensive:
Front sidelight bulb - it was working when I tested it
Front nearside kingpin bearing - fair cop it was worse than I thought
Front offside Kingpin bearing - again worse than I thought
Front nearside wheel bearing - looked fine to me but now its in bits I can hear the noiseÂ
Brake imbalance at the rear - going to be hard to find as the brakes are all new.
But strangest of all - Roll Cage!
Having passed the MOT in the last few years the Roll Cage managed to fail on "obscuring Area A on the windscreen"
Will I ever get back off-roading!
You will have read the article (HERE) about the problems I found with my trailing arms - so now on with the story of how to refurbish them.
Replacement bushes are available from Suzuki, for each trailing arm you require two axle end bushes and one body end bush.
The part numbers are:
Axle end: - 42682-81A00
Body end:- 46213-65D00
Be aware that originally Suzuki would only supply the complete trailing arm, they would not supply the bushes separately. Some dealers still think this is the case, simply quote the bush part numbers to them!
The picture below shows the new bushes. As you can see they are encased in a steel sleeve which is a real pain when it comes to pushing the old ones out.
Those of you who are regular to this site wil recognise this one. Originally posted here as "Madmicks" Jimny it has been sold to Dave and moved north of the border to Scotland. Dave has added in some more pictures as well.Â Its a year 2000 model with:3