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How to Replace the Trailing Arm Bearings
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17-08-2011
<b><font color="black"><font face="Verdana">Multipla Trailing Arm Bearing Replacement 110 Elx Jtd 2001 with 127 k miles</font></font></b><br />
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Re: How to Replace the Trailing Arm Bearings

I should've updated with the rest of the job.
The remaining bearing shell was really tight and its edges were rounded by the disintegrated rollers, so it took a bit a bit of bashing with a drift to get it off. In fact it broke apart when I finally got it off.
The old bolt wouldn't easily fit through the new sleeve, so I decided to use an M12 bolt, rather than using the M16 new bolt or filing down the old bolt. Unfortunately, this resulted in the new bearing shell (at the nut end) being not quite straight, and I spent ages trying to pull it on whilst it wouldn't budge. When I realised, I used the new bolt (but with a spare M16 nut) and plenty of M16 (and bigger) washers and the bearings pressed in nicely. It was straight forward after that.
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When the trailing arm bolts are seized in the sleeves I did what a lot of others have done and ground the head off the bolt to use a drift to punch the bolt out. My patience ran out so I went and bought some 41/2 cuttting discs and cut up between the subframe and the trailing arm turning the bolt with grips and changing the cutting disc as it got worn. It took 10 minutes to do this and did not damage any part of the arm or sub frame.
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2003 Multipla 152000 miles.Many thanks for your clear instructions.... I bought my Multipla to Maputo, Mozambique from the UK last December.... I think it is the only one in the country although there are a few in South Africa. I successfully replaced the NS pin and bearings yesterday.... getting the bolt out took many blows with a socket extension and domestic hammer...all I had available. The outside bearing had completely collapsed and damaged the mounting slightly..but in Africa...nothing I could do...fitted kit brought from UK and car back on the road. Thanks again Simon.
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For those who cut through the bolt with a grinding disc..how did you manage to do that without damaging anything?
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Anyone know where I can find #1 of this series?
I used my daughters pad to read it earlier, then swapped to my comp to see it better but I can't see the #1 article.
Any ideas anyone?
BTW, yeah, my n/s wheel is now showing a need of 'needs a looking at' attitude. :-(
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Quote Originally Posted by BikeDoc View Post
Got my bearing kits today.
Just shy of £40 delivered, from Shop-4-Parts.
Currently on offer at £12.95 per side.
http://www.shop4parts.co.uk/?name=st...D=897&sku=2837
Ordered them on 31 March.

I'm hoping to get time to do them within the next week or so, I'll take pics as I go.

One small caution;
If, like me, you like to get all the parts out as soon as they come through the door, be aware that the Taper Roller Bearing's rollers are not secured in their cage, so they will all spill out if you separate the inner and outer races (which you should do to grease them thoroughly of course).
Also, being rollers, they will make a break for some inaccessible part of your kitchen/garage floor (please don't do it outside!).
Someone told me to buy recon arm as bearing kit wont last too long. Is it true?!
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I'm guessing it was someone that sells the recon Arms?

If the Arm itself is OK, then fitting a new Bearing kit will be exactly the same as fitting a recon'd Arm, that's all a recon firm does anyway (along with cleaning/painting it).
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Followed the instructions today, took me about 6 hours because I'm a slacker. Car now sits straight and saved me £££
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