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405 rear grease fitting mod

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so i'm looking into how to add rear grease fittings to the 405 to extend the life of the rear axle bearings (a not-uncommon failure point for the 405), and i wanted to determine where the fittings should be installed. i was unable to find any pictures of the mod being done on the 405, but i *did* find a discussion of this mod on a french car forum as it relates to the citroen xsara (similar rear suspension to the 405). one of the posters added this pic to show where the fittings should be added:

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so on the 405, would the fittings be placed as follows:

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with care being taken to mount the fittings such that they were accessible from below, etc.? would love to hear feedback on this topic...

andré

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Be prepared to pump a full tube of grease into each one - there is a lot of empty space between the bearings.

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Here's a link to this service & mod, i think its Russian but easy to follow.

405 and Berlingo share same rear set up.

This is ideal mod with 2 nipples tapped directly where bearings will be if decide take on huge task of taking apart and fitting new ones.

If you doing it assembled on the car then tapping into middle area is where you should instead of 105mm as in pic, because that's exactly where needles are!!

But i know it's hard to resist doing it the 'right way'... :D

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i'm new to the forum - is this a mod (perhaps only the 105mm one) that I should do to my new to me mi16?

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Yes, but if the car has been in MTL all those years, it probably needs new bearings first!

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Yes that is the mod and that is probably a good measurement but the inner bearing is getting more grease, this is how the previous owner did it on one of my cars.

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