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HELP: D60 Kingpin Rebuild - Where do the parts go?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ECNiz, Mar 17, 2003.

  1. ECNiz

    ECNiz Registered Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I'm doing a rebuild on a dana 60, and I am having trouble remember where the 2 rubber rings go that come in the kingpin rebuild kit that I bought from randy's ring and pinion. they are black, and both have the same inner diameter, but one is a little thicker than the other, I believe one goes over the top, kingpin bolt, but I don't know which one, and I don't know where the other one goes, can someone offer advice?

    Thank You,
    Erik
     
  2. Swanson52

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    Check here. It may have a diagram of what you need to know. Are you working on just the top, or did you rebuild the bottom as well?
     
  3. ECNiz

    ECNiz Registered Member

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    part # 32 on that diagram is one of the rubber rings, I'm not sure which one tho, and I don't know where the other one goes? I'm rebuilding both the top and the bottom.

    -Erik
     
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    They are probably the king pin seals. They go around the base of the king pins themselves. They are #28 in the diagram below:

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'd say one is #24 and the other #28.
     
  6. ECNiz

    ECNiz Registered Member

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    one is 28, but the other is not 28, 28 is one of those seals with the metal outside, and rubber ring on the inside.

    The 2 I am trying to figure out are all rubber.

    -Erik
     
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    [​IMG]

    The one on the lower right corner is #28 it goes around the bottom of the kingpin, the one next to it is #24, it goes under the bearing.
     
  8. ECNiz

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    In the kit I got, I got all those parts, plus another that looks like the one in the lower right, but one of them is a little thicker than the other.
     
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    So lemme get this stright you got the bearing seals, and 4 all rubber seals? Two of them are the same as in the bottom right of that picture and the are two other odd ones? Later
    -fLeXy K20
     
  10. ECNiz

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    I got one of each of everything in the picture, plus another rubber piece that looks like the one in the bottom right, but is a different thickness

    -Erik
     
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    I used the same kit from Randy's. And I got the same two different seals, I was told that they where the same thing. That some years used the thick and some the thin. I used the thick and have had no problems. Not sure if this helps or not. If anything maybe a quick call to Randy's?
     
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    I'll take that answer!
    Ok, back to assembling /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Thanks guys
     
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    So are you only rebuilding one side? If so, why you have it apart you really should just spend the extra $45?
    and do both sides. But that's just me. Later
    -fLeXy K20
     
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    No, I'm rebuilding both sides along with the whole axle. The thing was in bad shape when I got it, so I tore it down, sandblasted everything, and bought new parts. Problem is, I tore it down a few months ago, and since then forgot where those parts went.

    -Erik
     

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