Swivel appearance

phunter

Well-known member
I’m not sure if this is too greasy or not
for a swivel. I wish I was a little bit smarter
Thanks for any input 1626388783811.jpeg
 

jymmiejamz

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That is a pretty heavy leak and I would bet your inboard brake pads have been coated in grease
 

JimC

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Hard for it to be too greasy, as long as it’s not pitted you’re good.

if the wiper seal is bad, you can pull the entire swivel and half shaft out together by removing the bolts at the axle flange Then replace the wiper that way. Brit rest has a video in it.
 

phunter

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Thanks for the replies. I had a bad wobble in front end while hitting some bum at highway speed that was scary . Both swivels have this appearance. When I move the wheel while lifted with floor jack no play in wheel.
 

Napalm00

Technical Excellence Contributor
im surprised you have zero play and a death wobble. id assume a truck with swivels that bad at least would need to be the swivel pins reshimmed when doing the seals . if thats not the case you prob need a bushing job up front somewhere.
 

JimC

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You can get death wobble from something as simple as bad bushings on the panhard rod
 

mgreenspan

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If you’re getting death wobble after a bump on the road I’d definitely investigate the pan hard rod bushings. They may look intact at a quick glance, but they’re likely to be deteriorated.
 

phunter

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Does anyone know contact information for rover mechanics near Roanoke or Lexington or Columbus. living in southern WV and no local rover shops is difficult.
 

jymmiejamz

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Does anyone know contact information for rover mechanics near Roanoke or Lexington or Columbus. living in southern WV and no local rover shops is difficult.
I don’t know anyone down that way other than Will Tillery, but I don’t think he’s doing service work anymore. If you want to make the trek closer to Richmond, I can do it.
 

phunter

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I am not familiar with Charlie Haigh. Roanoke would be closer. Does anyone have contact info on Charlie.
 
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