Swivel Hubs

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 13:32
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Hi all just wanting to know has any one had their swivel hubs rebuilt if so how much did it cost and how long does it take . I got a quote form i wont mention just yet Parts $298 LABOUR $950 not sure if that's right but i could be wrong . Any input would be great and any where to get the job done in W.A

Cheers Silvio

Ps thats what i got told is causing my death wobbles at about 70 kliks in my 80
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Reply By: Rod W - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 14:04

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 14:04
Seems reasonable. You could do it youself.
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 14:06

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 14:06
or have you had the wheels balanced, or have you checked if the bearings are loose?
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 14:53

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 14:53
I agree on both counts with what Rod said. It could be as simple as a wheel balance, wheel alignment or a worn out steering damper. Have you tried jacking the front off the ground and giving everything a good shake to see if there is any wear in steering joints or the swivel bearings?
If you are not keen to have a go yourself the price quoted sound reasonable to me.

Cheers
Pop
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 14:57

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 14:57
As far as where to get the job done there are several mobs in the Perth area that could do it. Robson Brothers in Welshpool seem to have a reasonable reputation. Never used them myself as I do my own stuff but have heard good reports.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Mark&Sue - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 16:08

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 16:08
Mate price for parts about right but labour sounds excessive if all they are doing is overhauling swivel housings, we usually charge about $660.00 al up inc parts, oil & grease. But we're in Qld.
Cheers Mark.
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 16:12

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 16:12
If, after trying all the above with no success and you decide to have a crack at the CV joint, there is a very good explanation on the LCOOL (Land Cruisers Online) site, complete with piccies to assist.

LCOOL Site Link - just click here.

Invite a mate around, grab a few cool ones to have (after ther job is done, of course), and save yourself some money.

Good luck

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Reply By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 19:48

Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 19:48
it would help heaps if you let us know what vehicle you drive

a couple of years ago i did the ones on my 80 series , about $200 for parts ( don kyatt kit)and took me about 4 hours both sides. this was in the shed at home - high lift jack and rattler gun access.

then a mate with with a patrol wanted a hand to do his truck
no probs Ii said,
unbeknown to me nissan king pin bearings are pressed on unlike landcruiser ones which just slip on
kit cost about same( maybe and extra 15 bucks) but it took us about six hours instead if 4 due to having to press off and on the kp bearings without access to press, ie puller to remove and jury rig system using sockets and vice to replace
live and learn
i'm a tight ar+s e and sure wouldnt pay anyone $900 + bucks for half a days work.

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Follow Up By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 19:56

Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 19:56
sorry just reread your post and realised you have an 80 series
buy a kit on ebay do the job yourself and you will save eneough for a new pair of tyres orfuel for a weeks touring .
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