Kingpin bushings replacement

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Tshelby84, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Tshelby84

    Tshelby84 Bobtail Member

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    Has Anyone done their own bushing replacement job. I have to replace mine on a 2015 international pro star. Is it a do it yourself project and I am mechanically inclined.
     
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  2. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    Have you watched any of the videos on YouTube?

    Unless you’ve got the tool to press them out and press the new ones in, I wouldn’t attempt it.
     
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  3. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    Kingpin bushings, on a 4 year old truck?

    I know that's one of the first suggestions when there is a tire wear issue, but the reality is those bushings last a long long time! Even though they are a crucial component, there is not much movement to wear them out in 4 years.
     
  4. Snow Monster

    Snow Monster Medium Load Member

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    If they don't get enough grease they can wear out pretty fast.
     
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  5. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Grease is cheap.
     
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  6. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Check Ezrider on utube. Excellent video on kingpin replacement. Utube channel Ezrider 92356. Maybe post question in Mechanics section. For more answers
     
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  7. Tshelby84

    Tshelby84 Bobtail Member

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    There is enough play when the truck is jacked up
     
  8. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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    **if** the lockpins and kingpins come out of the beam easily, its a piece of cake. When they dont things get interesting.
     
  9. Bean Jr.

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    If they are worn out on a 4 year old truck, I wonder what else is worn?
     
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