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[Steering & Suspension] Rear wheel bearing
#1
2006 Berlingo diesel van, non ABS

I've been quoted £44.40 for a rear wheel bearing, the factor tells me "it comes as like, a hub".

I have no hydraulic press but I do have a torque wrench and decent jacks and stands.

Is this a job I could do okay myself without a press?

Any common pitfalls to look out for?
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#2
This may help you decided if if it's a job you could tackle yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kSagl9ZSPE

The bloke in the video just pulls the old hub off by hand, you may find you will need a puller to get it off.

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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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(04-09-2017, 10:28 AM)jj9 Wrote:  This may help you decided if if it's a job you could tackle yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kSagl9ZSPE

The bloke in the video just pulls the old hub off by hand, you may find you will need a puller to get it off.

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Many thanks for that - I'd searched youtube in vain but I was only searching Berlingo. Didn't realise the Peugeot was equivalent.

Good to see Matt Johnson out of the popular 90's outfit "TheThe" has taken to repairing Berlingos!

Is there no need to use a torque wrench on the hub nut?
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#4
Yeah the Pug partner is the same vehicle.

You tend to find stuff on youtube when your not looking for it, there's loads of berlingo videos on there but a lot of them are in Polish or Russian so the title is in that language!   Big Grin



The rear hub nut should be tightened to a specific torque setting -

Nut with separate thrust washer - 275 Nm / 203 lbf ft

Nut with integral thrust washer - 250 Nm / 185 lbf ft


If you don't have a torque wrench very tight is the setting, a 13 stone bloke (or woman Big Grin ) standing on the end of a one foot extension bar will be close enough. 

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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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#5
Excellent thanks :-) I will use my calibrated missus
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Big Grin

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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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#7
A Torque wrench may sound expensive, but in this case it can be the difference between 'lasts the rest of the car's lifetime' and 'what's that grinding noise?'
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#8
The average 1/2 inch drive torque wrench doesn't go up high enough to cover the settings for the rear (or front) hub nut, maybe there are some that do but they are going to be expensive.

Just use maths for tightening hub nuts, Foot Pounds (lbf ft) is a pound of weight applied one foot away from the nut, so 200 lbf ft is 200 pounds on a foot long bar or 100 pounds on a two foot bar. . . you can get close enough using this method. 

Any bearing failure (the grinding noise you may here) will more than likely be down to the fact that we have bought a cheap bearing that has been made in China, for a quality rear hub bearing you will be looking at around the £100 mark, so we all just fit a cheaper one don't we.




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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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#9
Now you mention it it's all coming back to me. I have a very rusty memory but now I remember having the same problem on a Ford Escort about 4 or 5 years ago, not being able to find a torque wrench big enough.

Nobody at the motor factors believed the torque figure I was trying to reach but Ford confirmed it.

Still got the torque wrench I got for that job so there's a chance that'll do the Berlingo hub.
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#10
My Biltema-branded 1/2" cost me about £80. And it's a 2' long model.

There are also adapter that can be fitted to the torque wrench(looks like an open-ended spanner) to lengthen them and increase the torque range, but I'd avoid those if I can.

I've seen hub nuts listed with over 300Nm torque, so these are kind of 'mild', really.
If the guys at 'Motor Factors' don't believe these ranges, I'd really worry about their competency.
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