Is this normal??? Or am I freaking out for no reason??

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by Adamprov3nch3r, Oct 23, 2021.

  1. Adamprov3nch3r

    Adamprov3nch3r Light Load Member

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    Message_1634971409214~2.jpg Message_1634971409214~2.jpg Message_1634971409214.jpg only 1 out of 4 pins and the one pin is half way out fifth wheel 20211022_234515.jpg
     
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  3. loudtom

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    That bolt is called a stop rod, and you're only supposed to have one. It is not structural. It's a long bolt with a spring around the middle section, and it threads into a square plastic nut that fits into a recessed area underneath. You should be able to press it inwards and get 1/4" of play, otherwise it should be adjusted.

    The empty holes are normal.

    Fontaine KITROD1108 Wedge-Stop Rod Kit
     
  4. Adamprov3nch3r

    Adamprov3nch3r Light Load Member

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    Thats only for when your connected right? If ur not it will have alot more play correct?
     
  5. loudtom

    loudtom Road Train Member

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    While it's latched around a test kingpin or a trailer, you should have 1/4" play. I'm not sure about unhooked, since I haven't pushed it in that position. But I would think so, since you can see where the bolt contacts the wedge/locking jaw mechanism, and by pulling the release handle it creates a larger distance. You should be able to push it in as far as that spring's tension will allow, or I guess until the square nut falls out of its guide if that's possible.
     
  6. jason6541

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  7. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Good catch by the way. It shows you're keeping an eye on your equipment.
     
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