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dana60 with pitted kingpin

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rubbinz raczn, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. rubbinz raczn

    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    when taking apart my dana60 one of the upper kingpins showed some pitting. no rust present so from a previous rebuild. question is,the pitting isn't real bad but it is there. i would replace the kingpin but they need 600ft lbs torque so getting the thing off would be a bitch as well as not having a wrench even close to those specs by the way, the axle is not in truck so leverage would be a problem also!
     
  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    check the kingpin rebuild article. You can see what Billa used. I wouldn't run pitted kingpins. THey will likely eat at the bushings and do who knows what to it.
     
  3. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    take axle to a truckshop that has large impact gun
    no leverage required
     

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