Rebuilt fifth wheel

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by insanityeight, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. insanityeight

    insanityeight Light Load Member

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    Holland fw 17 with fresh kit still has slack. Is my top plate shot. 550,,000 miles on plate
     
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  3. jameslawton

    jameslawton Light Load Member

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    you have to adjust them and everytime you adjust you have to unlatch and then relatch to check the slack
     
  4. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Do you have the bolt with nut in front for adjustment? If so follow Holland’s instructions on adjusting. Basically loosen bolt enough that when hooked, you can still spin washer by hand if not loosen nut some more
     
  5. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    A better way to say it is loosen nut up hook trailer,while eased up on fifth wheel tighten nut till washer is snug, but is still able to be turned. Proper recommended way is to get “kingpin” tool, and adjust
     
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