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Kingpin bearings replacement - any others to replace while at it?

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13 May 2018 08:32 #192640 by farshi
farshi created the topic: Kingpin bearings replacement - any others to replace while at it?
Hi guys,
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?

Thanks,
Omri
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13 May 2018 08:56 #192641 by jackonlyjack
jackonlyjack replied the topic: Kingpin bearings replacement - any others to replace while at it?
Just buy the kit
2x bearings
oil seal
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

Jack
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13 May 2018 17:51 - 13 May 2018 17:52 #192656 by Max Headroom
Max Headroom replied the topic: Kingpin bearings replacement - any others to replace while at it?
That was a good question actually, Farshi; I'm about to set about mine in a week or so!

And thank you too, Jackonlyjack


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS
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14 May 2018 05:59 #192673 by farshi
farshi replied the topic: Kingpin bearings replacement - any others to replace while at it?
No need to replace the bearings sleeve and the kingpins?
The oil seal is the one the sits inside the axle?

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14 May 2018 06:00 #192674 by Bosanek
Bosanek replied the topic: Kingpin bearings replacement - any others to replace while at it?
I recently significantly expanded the wiki article on changing the king pin bearings with various information, so I suggest that you read it too.

Using a proper heavy-duty grease is essential to achieving the longevity of your newly installed king pin bearings.

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14 May 2018 13:33 #192679 by farshi
farshi replied the topic: Kingpin bearings replacement - any others to replace while at it?
I read the article and it's great! thanks for putting the effort to write it.
For the bearing lubrication, can I use a graphite grease (grey/black)?
How mush grease should is needed inside the steering swivel?

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14 May 2018 14:01 - 14 May 2018 14:03 #192680 by kirkynut
kirkynut replied the topic: Kingpin bearings replacement - any others to replace while at it?
You want some of this grease for the CV joints and kingpin bearings: www.bigjimny.com/store/waterproof-grease.html

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:
www.bigjimny.com/store/king-pin-shim-kit-suzuki-jimny.html

Kirkynut

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15 May 2018 05:51 #192699 by farshi
farshi replied the topic: Kingpin bearings replacement - any others to replace while at it?
I prefer buying the grease here in Israel as it's quicker and probably cheaper due to shipping cost.
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.

Farshi

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