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[Steering & Suspension] rear axle mot failure
#1
Spoke with a mechanic yesterday who had never heard of this problem before it failed on the following;;;;

MA- Ale Assembly,
defective,
nearside rear,
outer- Tightness in axle pivot area.

Question is has anyone encountered this problem and what is the solution please: (new axle - new bearing)

Thanks in advance Torp66 Wink
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#2
I presume a few look closely,
There are YouTube videos of different repairs..
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#3
Sometimes quicker/cheaper with a refurbished rear subframe rather than try to fit new bearings to the axle pivot
2001 1.9d DW8B  Berlingo
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#4
Could you not buy yourself some time by drilling and fitting grease nipples to the axle.

https://www.berlingoforum.com/thread-108...ase+nipple

This may be enough to get the car through the MOT then you can get a recon axle at your leisure.

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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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Problem solved lol

1 tin of WD40 and 2 20stone men bouncing like kids in the back, managed to free up the bearing, has since been cleaned (without removal) and oiled up for re-test today. After chatting to the mechanic he had reckoned that the van had probably never had any real weight in the back and thus the bearing had seised up. His advice was to load plenty of weight in her and hit plenty of speed bumps and potholes. Done the trick.


Thanks to all
Torp66
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(25-09-2018, 09:48 AM)torp66 Wrote:  . . .  has since been cleaned (without removal) and oiled up for re-test today. After chatting to the mechanic he had reckoned that the van had probably never had any real weight in the back and thus the bearing had seised up. 

If you're talking about the axle bearings I have no idea how you could clean them and oil them without removal.

Maybe you could get some WD40 in if you could stick the straw in at the inner bearing end but there's not a lot of clearance.

If you try to pull away with the handbrake on the back end of the van will squat down, rock the back end up and down a few times every now and then to keep it free, better than speed bumps.

I would be fitting grease nipples to the axle if I were you, get some grease in there which will help keep what's left of your bearings working.

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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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(25-09-2018, 09:48 AM)torp66 Wrote:  Problem solved lol

1 tin of WD40 and 2 20stone men bouncing like kids in the back, managed to free up the bearing, has since been cleaned (without removal) and oiled up for re-test today. After chatting to the mechanic he had reckoned that the van had probably never had any real weight in the back and thus the bearing had seised up. His advice was to load plenty of weight in her and hit plenty of speed bumps and potholes. Done the trick.


Thanks to all
Torp66

It's really good news that you've managed to free things up & a good tip for anyone else. Be careful with the speed bumps, the torsion bars can snap. WD40 will have helped but will not last, try a can of spray grease after the WD40.

As mentioned by JJ9, back and forwards gently with the handbrake on will make the back axle move too.
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#8
Well passed PSV no problem and have since manged to get some oil and get it poured into the small gap on the axle and all is working great Smile Smile Wink
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(06-10-2018, 01:28 PM)torp66 Wrote:  Well passed PSV no problem and have since manged to get some oil and get it poured into the small gap on the axle and all is working great Smile Smile Wink

Congrats! I think you're the first person to report a fixing an axle without having to replace it. Smile
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(06-10-2018, 01:28 PM)torp66 Wrote:  Well passed PSV no problem and have since manged to get some oil and get it poured into the small gap on the axle and all is working great Smile Smile Wink

Brilliant news obviously the seals are no longer watertight be that has allowed you to get the penetrating oil in followed by some heavier oil. I would try and force a bit of grease in too or at least smear some grease around the seal area to stop water getting in and keep the lubrication (you have managed to get in there) from escaping. 

Anyway one to check for us unloaded guys Blush
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