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Old 29-06-11, 05:00 PM   #1
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My daughter has an 02 plate 206 and the other night a driver behind her stopped her and told her that the N/S wheel was wobbling as she went over bumps!
She took it into a garage and they say that the whole rear axle is shot due to internal corrosion - so fitting new parts for the N/S is impossible. They thought that buying and fitting a new axle complete would just not be economically viable.
Now we can get a rebuilt unit for around 350 (with warranty), so what's involved in fitting it? The radius arms are not supplied - just the beam, the internals, and the mountings.
Has anyone done this job (and preferably written it up), and are any special tools needed to swap the radius arms over?
Any guidance will be appreciated.
By the way - the car is in very good condition, runs very well and is far too good to scrap!
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My daughter has an 02 plate 206 and the other night a driver behind her stopped her and told her that the N/S wheel was wobbling as she went over bumps!
She took it into a garage and they say that the whole rear axle is shot due to internal corrosion - so fitting new parts for the N/S is impossible. They thought that buying and fitting a new axle complete would just not be economically viable.
Now we can get a rebuilt unit for around 350 (with warranty), so what's involved in fitting it? The radius arms are not supplied - just the beam, the internals, and the mountings.
Has anyone done this job (and preferably written it up), and are any special tools needed to swap the radius arms over?
Any guidance will be appreciated.
By the way - the car is in very good condition, runs very well and is far too good to scrap!
Waste of time repairing it. The axle tube will be worn. Get a good secondhand axle for it. Most economical option.
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Old 29-06-11, 09:00 PM   #4
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Oh dear Chopper - I'm surprised that you recommend a Haynes Manual.
I have one of those for my son's Mini Clubman, and another for my XJ8. It's not that the content is necessarily wrong, it's what they omit to mention that makes them so bad.
I'd rather hear from someone who has done it thanks.
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Waste of time repairing it. The axle tube will be worn. Get a good secondhand axle for it. Most economical option.
That's exactly what I am proposing David. I just want to know if it's a straightforward swap job - or if I'd be better off paying my local Autocentre to do it.
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No you'd manage it. its bolted up. Only messy job would be disconnecting the brake pipes.
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Old 30-06-11, 10:37 AM   #7
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No you'd manage it. its bolted up. Only messy job would be disconnecting the brake pipes.
Cheers David.
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just guessing which axle but this might help

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My daughter has an 02 plate 206 and the other night a driver behind her stopped her and told her that the N/S wheel was wobbling as she went over bumps!
By any chance was this in darlington? as i stopped a female in a 206 to tell her that one of the rear wheels was wobbling...if not this can be proving quite popular.
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just guessing which axle but this might help

That's very helpful Trem - thanks. But it looks like the stub axles have to be swapped over (if I buy a refurb unit 'cos the stubs aren't included). Do you know how they are held in (if pressed in I'm stuffed!).
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