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V-RING TYPE SWIVEL - SEAL REPLACEMENT

Remove the ball retainer screws. Add a sufficient amount of solvent into each raceway to flush out the lubricant. Rotate the sleeve, catching the balls as they fall out. When all the balls have been removed, the body and sleeve can be separated. Discard old seals. Thoroughly clean the body, sleeve retainer, spring retainer and springs.*


Seal Replacement
Step 1

1.

Lubricate the body unit with a Moly lubricant or equivalent.

 

 


Seal Replacement
Step 2

2.

Place the assembled spring retainer unit (spring end first) into the body. Place the set of "V" rings onto the spring retainer. Be sure "V" rings are installed with the sealing lips facing toward the retainer. Lubricate the body and seals with a Moly lubricant or equivalent.


Seal Replacement
Step 3

3.

Set the dust seal into "O" ring groove on the sleeve. Place the seal retainer on the sleeve with the grooved end facing the "V" rings. Lubricate the sleeve with a Moly lubricant or equivalent.


Seal Replacement
Step 4

4.

Insert sleeve into body, compressing swivel joint together until ball races of body and sleeve are in alignment (Do not rotate either unit while compressing). Care should be taken to avoid pinching or scoring of "V" rings. Drop balls into raceway holes, rotating the sleeve slowly as you load. To make space for all the balls, insert a screw driver into the raceway while continuing to rotate the sleeve in one direction (Be careful not to damage the threads). This will cause the balls to jam up, making room for the remaining balls. Now reverse the rotation of the sleeve and insert the remaining balls.


Seal Replacement
Step 5

5.

Reinstall ball retainer screws until tight. If this interferes with the smooth rotation of the ball bearings, then back off 1/8 - 1/4 turn. A thread locking sealant is recommended to prevent screws from backing off. After pressure testing, the unit is ready for installation.

 

 


Seal Replacement
Step 6

6.

*The last coil of the springs has been upset (OD slightly larger). When upset end is inserted into the holes provided in the spring retainer, the springs remain secure.
Grease swivel, as required, through grease fitting. If fitting does not have a pressure relief feature, do not over grease, as you may create a pressure lock and the swivel will not rotate. Our swivels come with a pressure relief type grease fitting unless otherwise specified.

CAUTION

Body and sleeve are matched during manufacturing. Do not mix components with other units.



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