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new king pins very tight

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by beater74, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. beater74

    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    i completely rebuilt my upper and lower king pins and they are very tight. with out the hubs or spindles on them i can barely turn them. should they be this tight?
    i know when hubs and shafts are on there it will give it more mass and be a little easier to turn but holy cow are they stiff.
     
  2. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    Ya it is normal. When I did mine I could barely move the spindles when the tierod was attached. Having the hub on gives you a little bit of leverage.:D

    Ira
     
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    I asked the same question a lil over a month ago and you gave me the answer too. yeah they should be real tight, i twisted my axle off the jackstands trying to turn it:doah::D
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    put some grease in them suckers.:haha:
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    if anything i packed em too tight and thats why they wont move...:rolleyes::D
     
  6. beater74

    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    i hate when that happens
     
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    i was just messing with him, they are made to purge when you fill them up woth grease.
     
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    i know:wink1:
     

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