Hi all, I have the dreaded rear axle bearing torsion bar knock. I have heard it is possible to replace the axle complete, exchange unit anyone tried it?
Yes, we replaced ours last week, approx £600 labour at £50 p/h plus VAT plus £160 for the axle. Not a 5 minute job and would not attempt myself.
Other options were:
a) main dealer new axle - ~ £2k?
b) recon axle - £400
c) strip down old axle with no guarantee of fix
d) axle from scrappie and garage fit
We chose option d)
Seems ok although I was told by the garage the replacement axle is different and they had to swap the hubs round. And, I believe our 2007 (57) Berlingo is now an inch or so lower at the back.
Hope this helps you.