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Your Trekka shaft must be very different to the RX4 one then Tolsen. I took mine off with to look at replacing one of the steadying bearings. It would have required cutting, welding (preferably friction) and balancing. Whilst I could have done all that, I just bought a new one
What shore silicone did you use for the repairs?
You need to split the shaft. Easy on the Kangoo. Bet RX4 is similar. I unbolted the vibration damper and looked inside the pipe. The steadyment bearing that appears impossible to renew is possible as there is a spline coupling next to it. Just knock it apart using a long punch.
As regards silicon I used Lidl's best bathroom silicon sealer selling for 99p per cartridge.
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Trekka 1.9 DCI, Smart Cabrio Cdi (65 - 85 MPG) & Ford Transit 2.2 Duratorq TDCi