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dana 60 king pin removal

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jstevenj, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. jstevenj

    jstevenj Registered Member

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    Can someone tell what size hex wrench I will need to remove the king pin tapered post on a Chevy dana 60 front axle.

    I'd like to have it in hand when I open it up.
     
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    I beleive it's 3/4 or 7/8. Anyway, It also takes something like 350 ft lbs as well. I know fortcollinsram did his. You could always ask him.
     
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    7/8" hex. I used a 3/4 drive, 7/8" hex and a 6' cheater pipe on the breaker bar to get mine off. It worked like a champ but it sounded like something exploded when that sucker came loose /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Good luck finding such a tool for cheap, I borrowed the one I used.
     
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    7/8" allen wrench. I bought mine from www.fastenal.com as it was the cheapest I could find. I also got a piece of black pipe about 6-7 feet long and used it for leverage to break the old one loose.
     
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    7/8" I used a piece of hex bar stock and a socket. It is on tight though. might want to check out PBB write up on kingpin rebuild.
     
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    I will concur that it is 7/8" and they torque to 600 ft. lbs.

    Good thing I just purchased a snap-on 200-600 ft. lbs torque wrench. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    i seen someone get some 7/8" hex and bend it in a "L" shape and use it as a big allen wrench.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    i seen someone get some 7/8" hex and bend it in a "L" shape and use it as a big allen wrench.

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    That's what fortcollinsram did. He said it worked pretty good.
     
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    I bought a 7/8" allen wrench and also a 3/4" drive 7/8" 6 point socket then cut a piece of the allen wrench off and installed it into the socket and used my torque wrench. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I bought a 7/8" allen wrench and also a 3/4" drive 7/8" 6 point socket then cut a piece of the allen wrench off and installed it into the socket and used my torque wrench. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    the best way to do it right there.
    then the TQ is accurate. use a propane torch to loosen it a bit as well.
    Grant
     
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    This is what I did after I broke my 3/4" drive ratchet.... A little heat from the torch and it came right off. [​IMG]
     
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    Here in California we have a place called OSH(Orchard Supply and Hardware)I was there today and they sell those 7/8 allen wrenches.About $20.00 bucks I think.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Yep, thats where I bought mine.
     

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