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[Steering & Suspension] Rear axle refurbished recommendations ?
#1
Rear right hand Torsion bar snapped while driving yesterday. 

Made a very satisfying noise and put the shits right up the wife . I was driving and pretty much knew what was going on so no panic. 

Guessing a refurbished axle is the way to go. I see ab axles and I'm axles offering refurbished for 250-300 and that the legend Fraser brown no longer offers this service.

Has anyone been impressed or not impressed by a particular supplier ? 

First trick for today is to get some hi pen and heat on the 4 chassis mounts and check its going to come off without a war 

The slammed look suits it how ever my spine says NO


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Imaxles.
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#3
I got mine from IM axles. No issues.

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2006 Berlingo 2.0hdi desire daily hack
1998 Xantia Activa turbo for fun.
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#4
cheers chaps .

got my 100mm T50 at the ready. Checked all my bolts yesterday and gave them a wire brush and a spray with plenty hi pen spray they look a goer - the brake lines might not make the swap mind but we have the technology to sort that.

Going to give IM axles a call today .

What did you all do for shipping yer old one back ?
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#5
Just ring them when your old one is ready and they will collect it,oh and good luck ,let us know how it goes,
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#6
I m axle is a tidy replacement part.

Between showers of snow today I've got old axle off stripped it down an put all bits on new axle. Ready to bolt back on tomorrow and brakes to bleed. 

Pretty painless process on the drive so far although I do have a rather above average tool collection and the right obscure tool helps no end. 

Knife puller let me save the inner race of the bearing 

Air rattle gun saved me a heap of time under the car. 

Only hiccups so far were the bolts on the trailing arm flexy bracket snapped when undoing ....so drilled em out and silver soldered in. Replacements 

And one of the self tappers holding he handbrake cowl to the centre console had to be drilled out as the previous owners mechanic obviously didn't have a torx but he did have dynamite or something . 

Fingers crossed for nae rain immmorn 

One things puzzling me. - can't see the broken bit identified which ones broke as it sounds different but can't see any damage.but the arm moves - the other arm doesn't even think about it.
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#7
Job done

Axle was on and whole thing reassembled by 12.

The rest of the day havs been bleeding brakes

Even with a Gunson eazi bleed I was struggling for a satisfactory pedal. Just put heaps of fluid through it and eventually it came good.
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(06-11-2016, 04:42 PM)Top drive Wrote:  Job done

Axle was on and whole thing reassembled by 12.

The rest of the day havs been bleeding brakes

Even with a Gunson eazi bleed I was struggling for a satisfactory pedal. Just put heaps of fluid through it and eventually it came good.

I really struggled to get the air out of the brakes as well, in the end I used the old trick of wedging down the brake pedal overnight with a bit of wood , this gives the air a route out via the master cylinder .
Next morning lovely hard pedal.
Jeff
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cheers will give that a shot.

Was going to try a vacuum bleeder as ive fancied one for a while - bleeding the clutch on my old landy is a ballache.
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(07-11-2016, 08:34 AM)Riggsy Wrote:  I really struggled to get the air out of the brakes as well, in the end I used the old trick of wedging down the brake pedal overnight with a bit of wood , this gives the air a route out via the master cylinder .
Next morning lovely hard pedal.
Jeff

When you press the brake pedal the seals in the master cylinder move to pump the brake fluid to the brakes, this movement also closes off the reservoir.

So the theory of wedging the brake pedal to allow the air a route out is very much flawed, in actual fact you are trapping the air in and closing off the escape route it had!

Don't ask me how wedging the brake pedal seems to sometimes make the brakes feel better as there are many theories on this.


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