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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 4X4HIGH, Dec 11, 2005.
Quick question, what size fender washers are people using to try and fix the D60 DW?
I used 1/2" fender washers. 2" outside diameter, 1/2" hole in the middle and 1/16" thick. Got em at Homo depot...
Worked like a charm.
They get used as shims to increase the king pin spring pre-load...which cures DW issues.
I couldn't wait for an answer so i went to Orchard Supply Hardware and bought some and low and behold, they are 1/2" x 2" fender washers and they actually measure .056" thick. Before i took the cap off i removed my tie rod on the driver side and measured the amount of torque it took to move the steering knuckle and then did this again after i installed the fender washer and the required torque increased by 5 lbs. I did the same thing with the passenger side knuckle but had to also remove the drag link as well as the tie rod and once i was done installing a fender washer there was no change at all on the required torque so i'm going to guess that i will still have DW and it will be from the passenger side and i will have to add another washer to that side.
Wish me luck, i'm about to go drive it and see what happens.
I wonder if your torque readings with the weight of the vehicle off the axle are really an indication of how it will run with the weight on it
This how how GM says to check for ball joint preload and also king pin preload.
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