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Dana 60 Knuckles

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bgwhlr, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. bgwhlr

    bgwhlr Registered Member

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    Hey got a problem with wobble in my 42" swampers. I had bad bearings and bushings in my knuckles. I replaced everything from the nylon bushings on top to the bearings races, and bottom pin. The races seated tight and so did the bearings. The drivers side bottom is still wobbling. Please help, don't know why there is play still. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    what sort of condition are you balljoints in, i know my lowers are gone in my dana 44 and when i go backwards the thing shakes like its gonna fall apart.
     
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    I assume you replaced the springs?
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    He doesn't have any, the D60 he has uses kingpins.
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Did you replace, or at least preload the top spring w/ some washers?
     
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    If preloading the springs on the kingpins solves the problems, then your springs are worn out.
     
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    hey even though on the bottom the whole truck weight is on the bottom knuckle forcing it up, would new springs help that much? I didn't replace the springs, because they seemed pretty stiff still /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    Pre-loading the kingpin springs has resolved a lot of DW issues a lot of people have had. Based upon what you have said, you have a lot of things you could check, especially the 42's. Placing a couple of washers on the springs to give them a little more pre-load is a very easy fix.

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    Before comparing to a new spring, I thought my old spring was okay, but as you can see it wasn't. Replacing the springs, resolved my DW issues.
     
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    hey thanks for the great advice, that pic. shows a lot. I think I'll go back and replace those springs
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    I had the same prob with the same tire/axle combo. Did the springs and bushings and it was completely gone. Make sure you take a look at your stabilizer(s) are good while you're down there.
     
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    That is true, but the washers are at least a good way find if that is the problem.
     

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