I have a problem with my 1998 MPI Mini sportspack. The wheel bearings have loads of play and the top ball joint as well. I checked the nut on the hub and after removing the split pin I found out that I was able to unscrew the nut by hand! I than tightened it properly and the play was gone but the wheel did not turn completely free over 360 degrees, means it was a bit stuck on one position. I think I will need new bearings as the old ones have got a bit oval????
The other problem is the top ball joint. Is it possible to adjust the play by removing shims or is it better to replace the ball joint? And if so, which one would you buy? Minispares?
Thank you very much