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[Tires & Wheels] splayed rear wheels
#1
we don't actually own a berlingo yet but test drove 1 yesterday, it did all the things asked of it, started straight away, braked straight, gears, clutch all sound, however it does have slightly splayed rear wheels, its a 53 plate,  not expensive & has 9 months MOT, [we haven't seen the test cert yet, so don't know the advisories, might run a mile if they are bad] if its the wheel bearings would it be worth a punt & anything else we should look out for, husband is quite useful  with mechanical stuff, we also have a Maxus, so he has to be. Cheers
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#2
It would be Easyer replacing the rear axle,than mess about trying to strip it down,I bought a recon one £300. Plus £120 to get it fitted,if it needs an axle budget £500 for that,I was going to do mine myself until I read some horror story's on here about the bolts being seized, and the nuts in chassis just spinging round and have to cut holes in the floor to get to them,so I just booked it in my local garage and let them do it,
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(27-10-2016, 10:39 AM)Johny555 Wrote:  It would be Easyer replacing the rear axle,than mess about trying to strip it down,I bought a recon one £300. Plus £120 to get it fitted,if it needs an axle budget £500 for that,I was going to do mine myself until I read some horror story's on here about the bolts being seized, and the nuts in chassis just spinging round and have to cut holes in the floor to get to them,so I just booked it in my local garage and let them do it,

thanks for that,  think that would be more than the van is worth, def making us think that this particular vehicle might best be avoided
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#4
I agree. I got mine cheap because of the wheels being like this /-\ £300 for a reconditioned axle delivered from IM Axles on e-bay and a couple of afternoons cursing and getting grit in my eyes doing the job, needs two pair of hands really to get it lined up and put on. Would I go it again? NO!!!

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#5
You'll have to look very hard to find a mk1 or 2 Berlingo that doesn't have some splaying.

Unless the car has recently had a reconditioned axle fitted it will have bearing ware, they all do as the bearings are crap and not really up to the job.

Just because the wheels are splayed a little doesn't say that it won't go on for years but obviously do a few checks like rocking the suspension from side to side, and up & down listening for bangs and clunks.

If the car is cheap enough and in good condition just get it and run it, worry about the problem when it is a problem.

If hubby is handy a rear axle change (if needed) isn't the end of the world and then you know it's ok!
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I only changed mine because it had advisories for both sides on its mot, and was cheap enough to buy to allow changing it. That's a couple of months I have had mine now and it's a brilliant motor!

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Hello and welcome to the forum good to have you with us .
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Yeah, if the axle is bad the MOT tester will pick it up, most testers know the score and unless it's really bad will let slight splaying go.
My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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