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208d front kingpin

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by bluesteamroller, May 21, 2011.

  1. bluesteamroller

    bluesteamroller New Member

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    Just a quick question:

    Been poking around this weekend investigating seized/stiff nearside kingpin. I've managed to get the brake/hub assembly off and had a bit of a fiddle around. The source of the problem seems to a collapsed bearing. What would be the best method to remove the kingpin in order to replace said bearing?

    Cheers.
     
  2. Number_Cruncher

    Number_Cruncher Senior Member

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    I don't know these in detail, but, generally;

    Look for a cotter pin about halway up the axle end. Remove the cotter pin, and then press the kingpin out.

    Some king pin designs dont use a cotter pin, but, instead rely upon a taper fit between the king pin and axle. These can be pressed out and back in.

    When re-assembling, take care to make sure the swivel moves freely.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Any more ID regarding the 208D what series is it
     
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    2o8d 1989 t1

    208d t1 1989 workhorse you know thanks
     

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