Axle swap. Brake pipes change as well?
#1
Hello... I'm swapping rear axles. Donor car had reconditioned one last year. Is it worth changing brake pipes and flexible hoses for new ones at the same time? Much of a job?.
I might have no choice, of course, depending on how well it all comes apart.
Wish me luck ?
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#2
You don't have to swap them, but if they're the originals, it may be a good idea as they can get brittle with age, and may not survive the transfer unscathed. Or possibly fail a short time later...
And yeah, the pipes is a pain in the ... to get done. Mostly because the nuts are probably fused solid by now. When I rebuilt my rear brakes I ended up cutting them off the brake cylinders, and replacing both cylinders(were leaking, so they had to go anyway) the first pipes, both flex hoses, and one segment all the way to the balancer thingy.
I assume the new axle comes with refurbished brakes, new hubs in place, and new shocks?
(Check if it's the right hubs for you. There's at least two variants for ABS and one version for non-ABS. The difference for ABS is the number of teeth)
You may need new rubber blocks at the rear end of the axle mounts. They can fail rather invisibly.
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#3
Best to renew the flexible hoses when performing major surgery you have perfect access.

Metal pipes - if they come apart ok then why change them, inspection will reveal all on dismantling.
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#4
I'm getting the axle done on my berlingo, my mechanic recommended changing them for the same reasons, and he said they cost naff all anyway so it's worth doing.

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#5
Update:
Wish I'd replaced them all with new pipes when it was in bits.
Turned out the nsr brake wouldn't bleed up. After hours of getting nowhere, turned out there was a blockage. All good now.
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#6
(13-04-2018, 11:38 AM)ian432 Wrote:  Update:
Wish I'd replaced them all with new pipes when it was in bits.
Turned out the nsr brake wouldn't bleed up. After hours of getting nowhere, turned out there was a blockage. All good now.

Was it the flexible pipe that was blocked. They have been known for the inner walls to collapse.
2006 2.0Hdi Berlingo
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