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Stuck lower kingpin

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by odoa3, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. odoa3

    odoa3 1/2 ton status

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    Working on rebuilding the kingpins in a Dana 60. We got the upper out ok, however the lower plate on the left side is stuck. We have tried everything we can think of and it will not come out. We have removed the four bolts, and can get it to turn in place about an 1/8 of an inch but we can not get it to come out. Any ideas? Looking at the diagram, it doesn't look like there is anything else holding it in, did I miss something?

    Any help or ideas would be appreciated.
    Thanks guys.
     
  2. Stomper

    Stomper ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ GMOTM Winner

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    Spin it with a pipe wrench....***Disclaimer*** this may damage the 4 holes but it's the only way.and use a hammer to drive it down while twisting with the pipe wrench. Mine were stuck like that and this did the trick. Good luck,

    Or, I've heard that tnt will also work:D
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i just removed 2 and used air chissle to raddle them and still took 5 min a side with lots of work. if it is trashed after removale there is new still out there . i just seen a set on ebay for 80 bucks both lowers.
     
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    Stick the tires back on and go wheel the piss out of it. I'm sure it'll come apart. :D
     
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    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    use a torch and a hammer or an air chisel
     
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    if you can get it up 1/8" use a screwdriver between the knuckle and platr and hit that with a bfh
     
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    Thanks guys. Got them out with excessive use of a BFH. Holy smokes they were stck in there!!! Now I have to find new plates. :mad:
     
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    On the second one, I used a punch down through the center of the bearing to help drive it out. That worked pretty well. They did not move with a pipe wrench, so I used a large punch and beat them side to side. Then used the punch from the top. Man, they were a PITA!
     
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    yeah mine were so stuck last I tried, THAT didn't work. I'm gonna break out the air hammer for coming down through the bearing.
     

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