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Help, Spindle replacement on 98 fld, No,

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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is***** will be glad to try to help. What do you need for information? You are replacing the spindle and king pin assembly?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just the spindle
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can I replace the spindle without a kingpin press
Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 1 year ago.

The king pin has to be removed to remove the spindle. It is the pin an the bushings that the spindle pivots on

Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 1 year ago.

You need to remove the front wheel, the hub, retaining nuts, bearings, brake assembly, etc. Then the king pin retainers. Depending if yours is a tapered pin or straight , sometimes you can press them out with a 20 ton jack or drive them out with a sledge hammer. I have cut them out carefully with a torch before. You are installing new bushings and pin. Sometimes they are loose enough to drive out easy

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