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[Steering & Suspension] Back Axle - compatibility
#1
Got the dreaded back axle blues, with one rear wheel pointing at an odd angle. I can see the bearings have collapsed where the trailing arm joins to the axle. Its a Mk1 2002 model, drum brakes and non abs, ex forestry commission van.

Am I right that MK1 and Mk2 rear axles are the same? Berlingo and Partner the same also? Are any of the car axles a straight swap.. Xsara or ZX maybe?

Just trying to find the most suitable from the selection at the breakers yard..
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(11-11-2014, 05:50 PM)simwhittaker Wrote:  Got the dreaded back axle blues, with one rear wheel pointing at an odd angle. I can see the bearings have collapsed where the trailing arm joins to the axle. Its a Mk1 2002 model, drum brakes and non abs, ex forestry commission van.

Am I right that MK1 and Mk2 rear axles are the same? Berlingo and Partner the same also? Are any of the car axles a straight swap.. Xsara or ZX maybe?

Just trying to find the most suitable from the selection at the breakers yard..

I did this job a couple of years ago, same van berlingo mk 1 , got the replacement axle complete £100 off a partner, not sure if it was a mk1 or 2 but it fits. Trolley jack 2 axle stands, the only thing to be wary of is the brake manifold, if the brake nuts aren't lined up propely you can strip the threads, which i did, but luckily the scrap one came with one, so saved myself a lot of beer, yeah there aluminium so take yer time and have fun.
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#3
Any axle from a mk1 or mk2 Citroen or Peugeot will fit your van.

However I would advise against getting one from a breakers as it will only probably last a couple of months unless your planning to sack it off shortly.

A recon axle is a much better investment in my opinion
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#4
Thanks for the replies. I managed to get an axle off an ultra low mileage and late ish model airport van for £80 which seemed a fair gamble vs £350 for a recon one.

The car axles may be compatible if anyone is really struggling to find a good one:
http://www.205gtidrivers.com/articles.ht...to-405-r85

The axle swap looks straight forward. The T50 torx bolts were seized up with rust, but freed off with a bit of work.

One minor thing I am struggling with is how to remove the hand brake cable from the wheel unit. Its a plastic clip with 2 little wings that need compressing to allow it to be pushed out the back of the brake unit. Have fiddled about this afternoon with no success. Anyone any tips?
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#5
I would advise you to put some grease nipples on the axle to prolong bearing life.
I can post some pic where to put them If you want...
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(26-11-2014, 12:07 PM)brajomobil Wrote:  I would advise you to put some grease nipples on the axle to prolong bearing life.
I can post some pic where to put them If you want...

Yes please.

Malcolm.
2001 1.9D Multispace.
Diagbox diagnostics in Northumberland.
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(27-11-2014, 10:09 PM)malgpz900 Wrote:  
(26-11-2014, 12:07 PM)brajomobil Wrote:  I would advise you to put some grease nipples on the axle to prolong bearing life.
I can post some pic where to put them If you want...

Yes please.

Malcolm.

Ok , here is the DIY: http://www.berlingoforum.co.uk/showthread.php?tid=10879
I will post pic of my blingo with nipple
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