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Front Axle Kingpin Swivel Joint Kit

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25 Nov 2018 19:09 #198154 by Martinw
Has anyone bought this kit from JimnyBits?

www.jimnybits.com/jimny/service-items-bu...wivel-joint-kit.html

It seems cheap compared to buying all the parts separately. My swivel seal has gone on the offside so thinking while it's all off to replace that I may as well do the King Pins too.

Thanks in advance.

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25 Nov 2018 21:45 #198163 by wombat
Hi Martin, if the swivel seal is leaking the most probable cause is worn kingpin bearings, as the seal is a dust seal not an oil seal.Usually the only things to change are the kingpin bearings and the internal axle oil seal. I have never needed to change the swivel seal or the actual kingpins. There is an excellent guide to doing this job in the Big Jimny wiki at the top of the page
Hope it goes well
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25 Nov 2018 22:50 - 25 Nov 2018 22:53 #198164 by Busta
As Wombat says, it's very unlikely you need to replace all of those parts and if it's leaking oil its the small driveshaft seal that has gone, usually caused by work kingpin bearings so the bearings and driveshaft seal are normally all you need. They are standard size parts and cheap to buy, either from the BigJimny store or a local bearing supplier. Expect to pay between £20-30 per side, depending on the quality of the bearings.
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