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 Posted: Jan 4, 2021 03:05AM
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Not sure what you mean ... you need a manual..

The outer section of the CV joint is a shaft that passes through the bearings.  At the inner end it has a shoulder that rides against the inner race of the inner bearing. At the outer end there are splines that pass through the drive flange (that transmit the drive shaft torque to the drive flange) then a thread which the hub nut goes on.  When tightened, the nut pulls the inner face of the drive flange against the inner race of the outer bearing.  The spacer keeps the inner races apart against the compression load provided by the nut that tries to pull the drive flange towards the flange at the inner end of the CV joint...  

Simples....

The drawing Fig. K-2 provides a simple view that explains things much better than my words....

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Jan 3, 2021 11:13PM
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I am wondering what holds the axel in the bearings the swivel hub?

 Posted: Jan 3, 2021 08:11PM
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Originally Posted by Damen
Thanks for the help, guys.  I will order a set of ball joints.  Also I will check on the dust cover. The sound does make sense to be the dust cover.
Just out of curiosity what is the trick to get the wheel bearings out of the swivel hub?
If you remove the upright (which I think you’re referring to it as a swivel hub) from the car you will be able to use a pin punch (and hammer) to tap the outer race of the outer bearing outwards (move the punch around the circumference of the bearing as you continue to tap).  Then turn the upright over and tap the outer race of the inner bearing inwards.  

If the bearing can “slid” out then either the outer race (or more usually) the upright is badly worn (to the point of needing replacement).

The space between the bearings is (usually) occupied by a (drum roll:) spacer.  Some bearing kits have the spacer integral with one of the bearings.  

The outer CV nut doesn’t so much as “hold the (bearing)” as clamp the inner races of the two bearings (and the spacer that separates them) between the inner face of the drive flange and the shoulder on the CV joint...

I should mention here that the above relates to a disc brake setup with its associated roller bearings.  The ball bearings used on drum brakes may be the same but I haven’t actually looked at the drum setup for a loooong time... 

IMHO you should check what’s wrong before ordering (perhaps unnecessary) parts.  Ball joints are adjustable and in many cases the older genuine parts are much better than aftermarket replacements.  And your looseness may well be bearing related (did you try the previously mentioned brake test?).

Good luck, Ian

 Posted: Jan 3, 2021 05:57PM
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There are two bearings in each swivel hub. The nut holds one and the cv joint basically holds the other. There is a seal on the other side. With a large flat blade screw driver carefully pry by inserting and turning as you go around. If you don't damage it. It can be reused. Inspect the bearings for surface wear on rollers, races and cv spindle.

 Posted: Jan 3, 2021 12:58PM
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Thanks for the help, guys.  I will order a set of ball joints.  Also I will check on the dust cover. The sound does make sense to be the dust cover.
Just out of curiosity what is the trick to get the wheel bearings out of the swivel hub?

 Posted: Jan 2, 2021 09:24AM
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When you grab the twelve and six o'clock positions you are checking for top and bottom ball joints. They are below the spindle nuts. While the mini is in the air, you peak your head around the chassis side to see which ball joint is moving. A bearing sound is a loud rumble, metal to metal grinding and when it's really bad -  screeching.. 

The other sound is probably the tab to the dust cover. They usually tear, so one side is making contact with  the brake rotor. Welding is the fix.

 Posted: Jan 2, 2021 08:08AM
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It could be a ball joint. If it still wobbles with the brakes applied its a ball joint.

 Posted: Jan 2, 2021 07:48AM
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I have a couple of issues that I am trying to solve. One is if you hold the front tire on top and bottom and push there is some movement. this used to be an indication of bearing issues. I looked at videos of bearing removal and I am not able to remove the bearing housing from the swivel piece . On the videos it just slides off. Mine will not move. Is there a clip or something holding it?
Another issue is a noise at the same wheel that sounds like the tire scraping something at each revolution however there is nothing scraping.
Hoping someone can help me resolve these issues.
Thanks
Chris