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Kingpin Bearings

Post by scot the sniper » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:42 am

ok guys going to do a wheel bearing on the front and the king pin bearings on the same side at the weekend. so tonight i cleaned all bolts up sprayed them with lube gave it a while and slackened bolts of and tightend them back up again so i no i wont have to use heat on them. then i went to one of the kingpin bolts and loosened it and water came out onto my hand so tightened it back up.

question 1. how does water get in there in the first place.
2.how do you get rid of the water once you take kingpin out i take it the water is also in the diff/crown as well then

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Re: Kingpin Bearings

Post by zook123 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:50 am

There are no drains so it's a fault with them all! I tend to do a diff oil change, degrease the CV's and get rid of any stray grease, then regrease the CV's and kingpins, make sure you do the axle oil seal too.

That reminds me, my right kingpin needs doing now. FML!
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Re: Kingpin Bearings

Post by scot the sniper » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:57 am

cheers zook
fingers crossed all goes well at the weekend

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Re: Kingpin Bearings

Post by ScottieJ » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:49 am

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Re: Kingpin Bearings

Post by ScottieJ » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:50 am

zook123 wrote:There are no drains so it's a fault with them all!

There shouldn't be any drains....if there was water could get in easier.

If all the seals are in good shape then water shouldnt get in.
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