Re: swivel preload adjustment
Thanks Lee, will give it a go on the car.
"Lee_D" <newsgroupNOSPAM@NOSPAMlrproject.com> wrote in message
> "Pieter Vroom" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>I have a steering wobble at around 70mph (Disco 200TDi) which I think
>>comes from the swivel pins (have replaced various bushes).
>> According to workshop manual adjusting the preload is done without seal,
>> etc, i.e. with swivel housing removed from axle.
> Can be done that way but equally can be done on the axle.
>> Is it possible to do on the car, without removing anything? If so, I
>> presume you would need a different value on the spring balance used for
>> pulling the swivel around?
> Yes , more force needed to pull it round, but not much more. Don't forget
> the seal should be covered in ep90/grease so there isn't that much
>> Also, is this a useful exercise, or is it better to replace the pins and
>> bearings? Assuming that if play occurs, there will be wear on the pins?
> See how many shims you have in the top first. If theres none you've little
> choice but if you still have a full complement then you have room for
> manouver. I did this on my Rangie and it made it a much nicer drive and
> took the fear factor out of pot holes.
> Lee D