Vehicles (17 Jan 2019)
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Kingpin bearings replacement - any others to replace while at it?
I want to replace my kingpins bearings in order to fix the death wobble on my 2010 jimny.
What else should I replace other than the bearings themselves?
swivel dust seal
also buy some waterproof grease and spray all the bolts with wd40
I did mine last week and the abs sensor bolt snapped off
so i would advise spraying for a couple of days before you start
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Using a proper heavy-duty grease is essential to achieving the longevity of your newly installed king pin bearings.
For the bearing lubrication, can I use a graphite grease (grey/black)?
How mush grease should is needed inside the steering swivel?
I use these to make sure there's no slack in the new kingpin bearings: www.bigjimny.com/store/annealed-copper-shims-suzuki-jimny.html
Or you could use these shims but it can be a bit of messing about to get it right and I worry about the kingpin bearings being too tight, although you could measure the drag with a spring balance, although I'm not sure how accurate this is:
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My Jimny Thread Here: www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum/8-my-ji...on-continues?start=0
What are the grease specs other than waterproof? should it be based on silicon or graphite or something else?
Basically, what should I look for at the hardware store?
I think I will be using the copper shims just to be sure.