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D60 wheel play - upper kingpin?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rcamacho, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. rcamacho

    rcamacho 1/2 ton status

    Jul 1, 2004
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    Both of my front wheels have a slight bit of play with veritcal movement from the top of the tire but none left to right or axially along the plane of the hub. I'm thinking this is indicative of worn upper /lower kinpins. -/+ ?

    Overall the wheel bearings seem tight and are not making any appreciable noise.
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

    Nov 1, 2004
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    horseheads , ny 14845
    i have changed 3 sets of bushings and found all 3 sets the driver side is mostly o.k. but the pass side is shot. dont know why. get 2 new bushings and 2 new springs and if nuts and studs are bad looking get new set also. the king pin it self is in with about 450-500 tourqe in the inner c" on axle and takes a special tool to do it. offroad design has the mini kits cheep and stud and nut kits cheep also.

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