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12/8/08 - Changing the KingPin Bearings

So if you have been following this website you will know my car failed the MOT and one of the factors were the Kingpin Bearings on both sides.

It was a fair decision and I have now changed them.

A number of people have offered advice on which bearings to use as some bearings do not seem to fit. I used bearings from BigJimny Shop which fitted ok.

As you can see the hubs were full of water, oil and grease....

and the bearings were in poor state.

One of the difficult bits is driving the old bearing carrier out of the swivel, I made this simply by welding a blob of metal inside the ring that meant a chisel could then get a good purchase on the ring.

Rather than provide the full story here I have created a guide that can be printed out and followed, it has lots of pictures to help.





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