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Do you think this sound is from bad rear axle bearing?
#1
Berlingo experts!

After reading many posts about rear axle bearing I wonder if that's what I got in my 1.6 petrol multispace 2003.
Though I'm reading both "squeaking" and "clonking" and "cracking" and couldn't find a video where the sound-symptom is heard.


Mine is rather squeaking I would say, hopefully this recording is telling:
Sound recording

Im quite sure its from suspension, is heard, loudly and clearly, when going over speed bumps or standing and jumping on the trailer hitch. After couple miles of driving or couple minutes of jumping sound decreases. I have removed the sparewheel to rule that out and also don't think its the exhaust(holding the exhaust when friend jump the trailer hitch and squeak is heard).

Heres also an image of camber of rear wheel, since I read thats another symptom of rear axle bearing. Is this a lot?
[Image: s!At0VSF5SZMi4gqQfekAr3GRUYynRPQ?e=05gLan]
Or this link to image

If rear axle is issue, the hack to add grease nipple and 4kg grease to rear axle that I read about, would that be too late for me to do? Thus axle replacement being the only solution?

All inputs are appreciated.
David, Sweden
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#2
Rubbing rubber usually makes that sound.
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#3
It does sound like a Rubber type squeak, check the rear shocker mounts top & bottom it could be one of them causing it.

The camber on the wheel, this is quite common and doesn't necessarily mean the bearings have collapsed.

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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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#4
(30-11-2022, 11:32 PM)SinsBird Wrote:  Rubbing rubber usually makes that sound.

Thats true!
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(01-12-2022, 09:58 AM)jj9 Wrote:  It does sound like a Rubber type squeak, check the rear shocker mounts top & bottom it could be one of them causing it.

The camber on the wheel, this is quite common and doesn't necessarily mean the bearings have collapsed.

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Okay that's some good news possibly!
The mounts/bushings are quite dry actually, hosing them with WD40 did not do it, but actually have a pair of new shockers, just the bolts where so seized that I gave up on it a year ago. Guess this new squeaking can annoy me enough to do a new attempt on it then Smile
Should at least not be as hard as the axle bearing job I guess Smile

Might do the grease fitting hack anyways as precaution, seems very smart.
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#6
The only rubber contact from the axle bearings is on the inner seal and that is a thin shaft seal which I doubt could produce the squeaking noise but a squirt of oil in this area would do no harm.

You may find the squeaking disappears when you change the shockers!

Regarding fitting the grease nipples to the axle, if you haven't already have a read of the thread below and look for my posts.

https://www.berlingoforum.com/thread-10879.html

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My vehicle .... 2006 (m59) Berlingo Multispace Desire - 1.6 HDI 92 
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(01-12-2022, 01:37 PM)jj9 Wrote:  The only rubber contact from the axle bearings is on the inner seal and that is a thin shaft seal which I doubt could produce the squeaking noise but a squirt of oil in this area would do no harm.

You may find the squeaking disappears when you change the shockers!

Regarding fitting the grease nipples to the axle, if you haven't already have a read of the thread below and look for my posts.

https://www.berlingoforum.com/thread-10879.html
Makes sense! Feel even less woried about the axle bearing now. Lets see what happens with new dampers on. 
Yes I've seen your post. Really good one!! Beacuse of that clear guide I think I could attempt it and since seems such a common issue and I olan to drive the car some years more seems like worthwhile.
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#8
Update. Changed the shock observers, but did not do it. Then anyways drilled and tapped holes for grease fittings. Could not find anyplace selling long nipples, so used short ones. Put two on each side according to a youtube video with Russian guys linked in the grease fitting thread. Didn't really manage very well with the drilling and tapping. Couldn't tighten the fitting hard before just turning (not sure where i went wrong tried to follow guides for threads and drill size - 5mm drill m6 tapp and fitting), and then could only put very lite grease before it pushing out from the threads of the fittings.

Still think sound is probably not coming from from within the axle anyways, sound very much like sound from something rubbing a large surface. Very similar to fenders rubbing between boat and landing. But cant hear exactly where it comes from and cant think of any other possibility. For now resorting to raising the volume on the radio Smile
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#9
Long Nipples Here,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233642984589

Will need to run a M6 die down them to get the thread long enough though.
200,500 miles,  (Resurrected at 186,000)
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(13-03-2023, 09:50 PM)smutts Wrote:  Long Nipples Here,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233642984589

Will need to run a M6 die down them to get the thread long enough though.

Ha! And ships to Sweden quickly for two pounds, ordered directly, thank you!
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