muddyplugger Posted September 6, 2006 Share Posted September 6, 2006 Dear Doctor, My Land Rover has developed a most starting problem! 2 days ago I hear this noise which sounded like I was dragging an exhasut along the ground, upon inspection everything looked OK. On the motor way journey I noted a noise, 'tinkling' sort at first then turning to louder crunch and banging which then caused the vehicle to slow and pull to left. I initially thought it was some kind of thing with the prop loosing balance or something! Set off again no problem but it happend again a few times but recified with slowing down. I removed the NSR brake drum (it felt like it was coming from there), apart one siezed piston and worn shoes, it looked ok. I put it down to something in the brake drum. Took it to work this morning, 20 miles into the motor way, it started vibrating again, this time with grindy noises. (Almost like there was a stone in the drum). Quick inspection of the front wheel (with wheels on 3/4 right hand lock), it was loose. I suspected the wheel bearing, as you would. BUT.... this afternoon, driving carefully to my next place of work an independent witness told me that the front NS wheel was wobbling. Interesting as I was unawre of any wheel judder, but the (stone in the wheel drum) noise was still apparent. Now when checking the play on the wheel, with it straight there is NO play! Could this be the swivel?? (there does seem to be some oil on the chome ball) but I'm in my nice white work clothes and best not get oily! I am still at work, so I'm planning my evening of repairs now! If it is the swivel, can I tighten it? What should I look for? Please write me a prescription to mend my Land Rover. Thank you Doctor(s) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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