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Mercedes Propshafts

Simply the Best – Dedicated Propshaft Service Centre – Established in 1994.


We can repair and refurbish the full range of Mercedes propshafts from our comprehensive stockholding.

A wide range of Vito and Sprinter propshafts are kept in stock both as new and refurbished propshafts and all the associated components for repair and refurbishment are available from stock. We can also supply individual parts and refurbishment kits for you to fit yourself if you wish.

In general most Mercedes propshafts are good for 100 to 150 thousand miles, depending on the type of mileage being done. Our new and refurbished propshafts are guaranteed for 12 months or 100,000 miles from date of purchase

On Mercedes Vito propshafts the most common fault is the second joint back from the gearbox failing, followed by noisy/worn centre bearings.

Many Mercedes Vito’s are used as Taxis in the east of Scotland and Mercedes Viano’s for luxury transfers and tours, to allow for a speedy repair we keep a full range of both complete shafts, refurbished shafts and sections and all the parts required to repair or refurbish your own shaft in stock, we can also offer a remove and refit service in partnership with Omnius garage next door to give a fully warranted drive in drive out service by appointment for those who want the convenience of having the complete job done at the same time.

If you would like to have a propshaft delivered direct to yourself for fitting please see our table of propshaft sizes and part numbers to assist in ordering the correct parts.

On Mercedes Sprinter propshafts the most common fault is the rear universal joint, followed by the front joint and centre bearings. Sprinter propshafts can be either 2 or 3 sections with 3 section shafts mainly on the extra long wheelbase models.

Many Mercedes Sprinter vans are used in the small to medium sized parcel courier sector the extra long wheelbase vehicle being a popular choice. The short and medium wheelbase sprinters are commonly used as works vehicles in all sectors from tradesman vans to parts delivery to council and hire fleets, to allow for a speedy repair we keep a full range of both complete shafts, refurbished shafts and sections and all the parts required to repair or refurbish your own shaft in stock, we can also offer a remove and refit service in partnership with Omnius garage next door to give a fully warranted drive in drive out service by appointment for those who want the convenience of having the complete job done at the same time.

If you would like to have a propshaft delivered direct to yourself for fitting please see our table of propshaft sizes and part numbers to assist in ordering the correct parts.

Remember, we also do PTO shafts & Steering Shafts for all vehicles!

 

Diagnosing Problems

If you are getting a vibration it is best to have the propshaft checked as soon as possible as if the cap on the universal joint fails it can damage the yokes on the propshaft resulting in a much more expensive repair being required.

We stock replacement tube yokes, flanges and mid stubs so damaged parts can be repaired if required.

We have found that out of balance or damaged wheels and tyres are also common causes of vibration that can sometimes be mistaken for a propshaft vibration, if you are unsure of the cause our partners at Omnius (found next door) can remove the wheels and check for balance, re balance if required for a small fee depending on size, then remove and refit the propshaft if required.

We stock a selection of common propshafts in both genuine Mercedes and greaseable joint options.

See our sizing page to allow you to select the correct propshaft based on the part number on your existing shaft or the actual sizes of the propshaft on the vehicle.

If this is not possible let us know the registration number to find the correct part required.