My F78 fourtrak has failed it's MOT due to excessive play in the inner track rod ball joint. The tester, whom I trust, advised me that I need to replace the ball joint, as the rubber seal (the wear to which is I assume the reason for the play?) cannot itself be replaced.
Apparently it is necessary to replace the entire tracking rod linkage (inner and outer rods + center) due to there being different types of outer rod being fitted to the F78. This seems a huge hassle/expense just because 1 ball joint has gone!
Obviously the safety of the vehicle depends on this part so i don't want to cut any corners, but does anyone have any suggestions on anything I can do beside replacing the entire track rod assembly?