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My death wobble issues resolved

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Derf00, May 31, 2003.

  1. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    Last fall I started having at times a bad case of dw on my 60. I had run it a little over a year before dw showed up. I read everything I could find on CK5 & PBB, and then looked at several things that are supposed to cause problems. I was unwilling to just throw money at the problem and hope I got lucky.

    With or without the dw I was planning on going to the Redneck Ram, so I purchased it a little sooner than planned, but it solved the problem. Yes, this was an expensive band-aid.

    In a reply to one of the posts I had made about the dw, Tim of 4x4 Iron made a post about how he had added a 1/4" washer on top of the spring that sits on top of the kingpin bushing, to increase the pre-load on the bushing.

    Last night I replace a broken kingpin bushing, spring, and retaining washer. Before replacing the spring, I compaired it to the new one. As you can see, there is quite a difference.

    Just out of curiosity, I disconnected the ram, and took a quick trip to a stretch of road that always produced dw. I am happy to report, it is gone. [​IMG]
     
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    Glad you got it cased. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. chevyfumes

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    looks like a 1/4 inch... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. DukeBoy88

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    what is the height of the new spring? about 2 1/4" ? I can't quite make it out in the picture. Glad to hear that solved it.
     
  5. Derf00

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    2 5/16"
     
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  7. NITRO

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    you are awesome /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif i remember hearing about springs causing it....and now i know. how much were the springs and where can i get some?? thanx a lot

    NITRO
     
  8. Derf00

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    Springs - GM part # 00462799 - $10.86 ea
    Retainer- GM part # 00475504 - $ 2.85 ea
    Bushing - GM part # 15536433 - $6.00 ea(about)

    Results - priceless /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  9. Seventy4Blazer

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    good to know. now i wish i didnt have mine al put back together. guess ill just mearure one spring when i put the x-over on. i replaced EVERYTHING else in the dang thing. dont know why i didnt the springs.
    did you post those part numbers in the part numbers post?
    Grant
     
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    Hey derf00, just thought I would point out you have the same part number listed for the spring and the bushing. Was going to get these numbers to a friend and noticed that.
     
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    Those parts are expensive through GM. Buy them from spicer.

    -- Mike
     
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    Randy's Ring and Pinion can sell you a "knuckle kit" also, for something like $80/side. It includes everything above, plus seals and the spindle bearing too IIRC.

    -Dan
     
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    Parts Mike also sells them king pin rebuild kits for $89 for BOTH sides. www.partmikeparts.com Later
    -fLeXy K20
     

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