Alko axle greasing is not at all difficult!

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There are many misguided posts all over the web about this so here it is simplified.
Tales of having to jack up so both rear wheels are off the ground at the same time is both unnecessary and unsafe.
All you need is reasonably level ground with the engine in gear and the wheels chocked.
The handbrake must be OFF!
One side at a time just lift the chassis as though you were going to change the wheel.
Then with a properly bled grease gun pump in several strokes of lithium high melting point grease.
Repeat for the other side and replace the nipple covers.
How easy is that
 
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nowhere near long enough
Depends who built the van on some models the grease nipple is not accessible without dropping the axle. Daft I agree
 
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Actually I did appraise the possibility of this happening and it's a deffo no go for the poor sods (y)
 

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Sorry I only play with proper vans like Rapidos :D
Looks like mine underneath, done mine a couple weeks back, one grease nipple wasn't letting any grease through, unscrewed it put a new nipple in, while nipple was out found there was no grease in axle, good job I did it.
 
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seeing that grease gun took me back i used to grease my brothers artic tand trailer every month for pocket money usually had more on me than on the motor
 
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Some Alko chassis don't have grease nipples, and are sealed for life,
Mine is that type,
but I would have preferred some then at least you know it's lubricated
 

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I agree with you Andy that it is a simple job and I do my own regularly .... however I would not work under any vehicle supported on a scissor or hydraulic jack without using axle stands and I'm sure yours are just out of the picture. To enable the axle to hang free the stands need to be under the chassis and not the axle.
 
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No as the wheel is not removed and there is more than enough clearance under my van for this job.
 
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I'm sorry to dissagree on this point, maybe mine is lower or I am of larger proportions but I would still not risk it without the stands and would not recommend anyone else does ..... it doesn't add much time to the job and my fire service training has taught me that safety should be a prime concern at all times.
 
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