Efficient repair solution for Mercedes Benz Sprinter, Vito, Viano and VW Crafter, LT!

Initial warning signs that indicate trouble and faults in the area of the propshaft:

• Noises coming from the direction of the vehicle’s underbody, mostly at specific revs/speeds

• Unusual vibrations

• Knocking noises in gear change situations

The reason for this may be a faulty or worn universal joint. This may result in complete failure of the power train. Always replace the joint if in doubt.


The universal joint is not available separately in the OE segment. This means replacement of the complete propshaft with high costs for the vehicle owner.

At febi bilstein we have a reasonably priced and technically perfect repair solution for you and your customer.

You only replace the universal joints.febi_pic 2febi table
Your customer is bound to be pleased with the lower cost.


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Often in online parts identification tools, several universal joints are assigned to a vehicle type. Before ordering parts we recommend matching the dimensions of the old universal joint. To do this, please measure the length of the universal joint with lightly pressed-on bearings (a) and also the outside diameter of one of the four caps (b).

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Published on: June 30, 2015

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