Loose suspension parts

Tiny
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  • 2006 MINI CABRIOLET
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When jacking up both sides there is a movement on the 12 and 6 positions. I replaced inner and outer tie rods because I saw some play in them. Now I am trying to figure out where this looseness is. Only place I see it is in the wheel bearing. Does that make sense? And both front wheels are the sane way.
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Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 AT 4:32 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

It can be wheel bearings, however most times it is related to ball joints. I can't see them in the video. Have you checked them as well?

Let me know.
Joe
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Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 AT 10:52 PM
Tiny
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I did but I don't see any ball joint movement at all, all the movement is around the axle when I move the wheel, for both sides, not even a little bit around the ball joints.
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Thursday, December 26th, 2019 AT 3:23 PM
Tiny
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If that is the case, then it sounds like the wheel bearings. Here are the directions for replacing the hub bearings on the front. The attached pictures correlate with the directions.

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2006 Mini Cooper S Convertible (R52) L4-1.6L SC (W11)
Replacing Bearings (Wheel Hub) for Front Wheel
Vehicle Steering and Suspension Wheels and Tires Wheel Bearing Service and Repair Removal and Replacement Front Axle Replacing Bearings (Wheel Hub) for Front Wheel
REPLACING BEARINGS (WHEEL HUB) FOR FRONT WHEEL
31 21 180 - Replacing bearings (wheel hub) for front wheel

pic 1

Release collar nut (1), press brake pedal to floor for this purpose.

Installation:
Replace collar nut.
Tightening torque, 31 60 2AZ.

Important!
Secure collar nut after tightening down on flattened area of drive shaft by peening.

Necessary preliminary tasks:
- Remove brake disk
- Remove wheel speed sensor

pic 2

Release screws (1) and remove bearings for front wheel.

Installation:
Tightening torque 31 21 2AZ.

Important!
Secure collar nut after tightening down on flattened area of drive shaft by peening.

Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Thursday, December 26th, 2019 AT 6:08 PM

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