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Dana 60 king pin rebuild

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazindorito, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. blazindorito

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    I took apart the king pin's to place washers and I need to know how to put back. I remember it going back from left to right in picture but can't remember if the metal sleeve at the far right goes on top of the spring or ? I know it's a dumb question but it's been 3 weeks since I took apart.

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    What is the thing on the far right for??
     
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    I don't know it was under the king pin cap when I removed it. I was wondering the same thing. None of the pictures with the rebuild or pictures I have seen have this. IT was under the king pin cap though. Hopefully someone can chime in.
     
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    from what I know it goes 1.)the plastic cone goes over the kingpin itself 2.)the small metal cap sits on top of the on the plastic piece 3.)the spring sits on the metal cap......and are you sure that came from the kingpin--I have no clue what it could be
     
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    I doubt that it belongs there. I have rebuilt my fair share of kingpins and have never seem than before.
     
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    He said it was a sleeve maybe the PO put it in there to keep the spring from deflecting inside the cover while under load. That is the only thing I can see it possibly being for.

    Ira
     
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    I took both kingpins off and they both had the metal tube, sleeve, I don't know what it's called but they both came from under the King pin cap. I just don't remember how I took them apart. When i tried to put it back together It just doesn't all fit under nicely.
     
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    Does the tube slide over the spring or sit ontop of it?

    Ira
     
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    The metal piece does not slide in the spring. IT would have to sit on top of the spring. When I put it back together with metal piece on top I would have to compress the spring a lot to place the cap on top. Shoudl I put it back on if it had it or should I just replace with washers? Could this have been a possible cause of death wobble? It drove fine with them there. Confused :thinking: :confused:
     
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    It looks like a VERY big shim that someone put in there to cure death wobble.

    Most people put 2 or 3 1/16" thick shims in there (<1/4") and have positive results, but damn, that thing's like 1" thick! :eek1:
     
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    lol that is too funny. let us know how it goes.. ie if you get that thing back in. haha
     

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