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Lower kingpin cap bolt

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pomai, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. pomai

    pomai 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Broke 2 of the lower kinpin bearing cap bolts on my Dana 60 tonight. :( Has anyone ever broke these before?

    Any sugustions on how to remove them?

    How much heat can I put on them and what area should I concentrate the heat on?

    Thanks Ed
     
  2. boz42

    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i would try w/ out heat. drill the bolt w/ a left handed drill bit & if that doesn't get it out try an e-z-out. i would use heat as only a last alternative.
     
  3. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Try what he said but use some pb blaster too, shouldnt be to hard to get out
     
  4. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    I broke a bolt off in the top part of the knuckle and it was siezed BIG TIME! I took it to a local machine shop and they drilled it out and installed a full-length Heli-Coil for $15. I was a little concerned about the Heli Coil idea but called Stephen at ORD and he said that was the best option I had. 8 months later, all is well!!!
     

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