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Old 04-13-2017, 10:55 PM   #1
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Anyone ever repair a kingpin on a Ford? One on my 1985 Ford E-150 van is getting loose. I have worked on most things but don't know how to do one. My Haynes manual skips them.


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Old 04-13-2017, 11:17 PM   #2
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Not on a Ford but I have seen a few. Not a hard task. Press out old kingpin bushings and press in new.


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Wish I could find instructions. Haynes doesn't even mention them.
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Old 04-14-2017, 12:08 AM   #4
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https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/4...-kingpins.html

Try looking here. I've used this site for a lot of repairs on my F350
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Try looking here. I've used this site for a lot of repairs on my F350
Thanks, most of them say to take it to a shop.
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I associate a king pin with the "donkey dick" pin for towing on a Kenworth. For anything else, I've referred to it as a ball joint.
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I worked at the local Dodge dealership , 1/2 days , Senior year of High School .

Many of the Dodge trucks had front leafs & kingpins . Best I can remember , they replaced the bushings . May have had to ream / hone them to fit the kingpins , if the kingpins were not in too bad a shape .

Looked to be obsolete technology back in 1970 .

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Had to hire it done. I could not do it.
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At least you got it taken care of. Hows it drive now?
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Drives good.


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