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Hi I have just bought my first motorhome and not having loads of cash iv gone for an older one
its a 1984 trafic p1200 has everything I'm looking for but
the problem I have is the rear diff/axle has a problem with it there's no drive
could anyone point me in the right direction for parts 😐
Any advice help would be most appreciated
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I would think you would be far better off enquiring here.

http://www.renaultownersclub.com/trafic.shtml

The "P" (RWD) model appears to be very very rare as it seems only about 10,000 were ever made.
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Just a thought...

could one of the small individually run garages with a tradition of having REAL mechanics and no computers, dismantle and rebuild the parts?

That may sound like more work, but fewer parts and often there are specialists around who do such things for vehicles where spares are not so readily available.....

As I said, just a thought....

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gonna pull the diff and half shafts out over weekend see what is the real problem
if I know where to get the bits from like the bearings or what ever has failed I could rebuild myself
just not sure where to turn rang a few dismantelers and just get a laugh off them when I asked 😕
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Cant really help Ian as I am hopeless with mechanics but just wanted to say welcome to the forum.

Our van is a 1996 Swift Kontiki and there were loads made but already I have problems sometimes getting the Peugeot Boxer bits. There are breakers and dealers out there that seem to be Aladins caves of spare parts and I have always found what I need usually with a post or two on here.

Hope you stick around as you sound like you know what your talking about. Always good to have another mechanically minded person in the forum.

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gonna pull the diff and half shafts out over weekend see what is the real problem
if I know where to get the bits from like the bearings or what ever has failed I could rebuild myself
Try local Motor Factors. There are a number of firms around that remanufacture bits like drive shafts, steering racks etc and a Motor Factors may keep stock/order one or be able to get it re-done for you.

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gonna pull the diff and half shafts out over weekend see what is the real problem
if I know where to get the bits from like the bearings or what ever has failed I could rebuild myself
just not sure where to turn rang a few dismantelers and just get a laugh off them when I asked ��
That is because the RWD Trafic is so rare.

Indeed any RWD Renault is quite rare, they have only just re-introduced a RWD Master van chassis.
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As you seem to be mechanically able, I ask does the drive shaft turn as far as the diff. If so then as you say it is in the diff. Parts will be difficult to find and use of owners clubs will be essential.I would also consider using a back axle from another make such as Citroen/Peugeot maybe.

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........ I would also consider using a back axle from another make such as Citroen/Peugeot maybe.

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Wow, there's project and a half, I should think.

To the op, I'm sure you know this but beware using mismatched second hand diff parts, it may end up noisy and wear quickly.
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