I've never heard of anything on a pickup called a swing bearing either. So, I searched the 'net for "swing bearing" and found a lot of hits- but none were automobile/truck related. Mostly crane, dozer, front-end loaders, and a few motorcycle/atv sites.
2012 Ford Fusion SE I4
2011 F150 XLT CC 4x4 w/3.5L V6 (sold-family reasons)
Maybe I'm just older or maybe it's locale (SE Texas). I started in the auto parts business back in the 60's.
Swing bearing was commonly used to refer to the driveshaft support bearing or carrier bearing. Carrier bearing may be a misnomer since carrier bearing normally refers to the side bearings in a differential.
If the bearing you're referring to is the the bearing that supports a two piece drive shaft, here in Saskatchewan, Canada, we refer to it as a center bearing. I used to have to change these things on my '89 F250HD SC LB 4X4 like oil. Any mud + water and it would be shot, got really annoying at $50-60 a pop.
Never heard of it referred to as a swing bearing, so I may be way off base.
Hey waxy ! were you using oem or aftermarket replacements!
reason i ask is the spicer aftermarkets are sealed an have a grease fitting on them now!
Yea ! carrier or center bearings is problably what this guy is talking about
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