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Replacing Rubber Gaiter Behind Coupling Head


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The rubber gaiter that covers the draw bar behind the coupling head needs replacing.

 

Is it just a simple case of removing the two bolts that hold the coupling head in place?

 

Thanks

 

Yossa

2007 Mondeo 2. 2 TDCi & 2003 Bailey Pageant Bordeaux

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Yes, but dont forget the drawbar is under spring pressure,so it is a little difficult lining the holes back up. .

Neil. .

 

Ford Mondeo Titanium x Auto Estate / Bailey Pagent burgundy series 7

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Yes,but make sure that you retain the damper eye end by pushing the rearmost bolt out with a short piece of bar as a keeper. This allows you to remove the coupling but not lose the damper end. Then just change the gaitor, replace the coupling and push out the 'keeper' with the rear bolt. Don't forget to torque the bolts.

 

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Frank

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When Jason re-placed the normal hitch to a Al-Ko hitch in the box there was two steel bars for when you pushed the bolts through with the steel bars so the ram inside will not move, the steel bars stay there so the hitch then can be removed and the new rubber gaiter and hitch then can be put back on, the bolts then can be pushed in and the steel bars will then be pushed out with the bolts, just put the nuts on tightly, JOB DONE :rolleyes:

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Yes,but make sure that you retain the damper eye end by pushing the rearmost bolt out with a short piece of bar as a keeper. This allows you to remove the coupling but not lose the damper end. Then just change the gaitor, replace the coupling and push out the 'keeper' with the rear bolt. Don't forget to torque the bolts.

 

Best,

Frank

 

Thanks for the reply, any idea what the torque setting is for the bolts?

 

Yossa

2007 Mondeo 2. 2 TDCi & 2003 Bailey Pageant Bordeaux

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When Jason re-placed the normal hitch to a Al-Ko hitch in the box there was two steel bars for when you pushed the bolts through with the steel bars so the ram inside will not move, the steel bars stay there so the hitch then can be removed and the new rubber gaiter and hitch then can be put back on, the bolts then can be pushed in and the steel bars will then be pushed out with the bolts, just put the nuts on tightly, JOB DONE :rolleyes:

 

Now thats a really good bit of information.

 

Thanks,

 

Yossa

2007 Mondeo 2. 2 TDCi & 2003 Bailey Pageant Bordeaux

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Thanks Brian, but blimey, information overload!

 

The van has an AlKo 2004 stabliser fitted so any information on replacing the rubber gaiter and torque settings would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Yossa

2007 Mondeo 2. 2 TDCi & 2003 Bailey Pageant Bordeaux

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Wonder why no-one has thought to have a `bellows` which is split and can be glued up like you can get with some C. V joint boots?

 

You could do the job in minutes without un-doing anything or even getting grubby, and its not as if the thing undergoes a fraction of the punishment a C. V boot does.

 

Or has anyone just cut the boot they have bought and done it anyway?

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