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Old 07-11-2019, 03:50 PM   #11
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/\ /\ /\ This is a good idea. Hold the wheel as lightly as NEEDED. Remember it has power steering.

Maybe now is a good time to make sure the front end is greased??

make sure those kingpins get plenty of grease
Do you mean tie rod ends? Just asking.... Kingpins are usually what the fifth wheel clasps when hooking to a semi-trailer.....

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Old 07-11-2019, 05:17 PM   #12
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Do you mean tie rod ends? Just asking.... Kingpins are usually what the fifth wheel clasps when hooking to a semi-trailer.....

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Most if not all heavy duty front suspensions have king pins. It's what pivots when you turn the wheels.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:34 PM   #13
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No Mekanic had it right on the money. Literally...
While it steered and handled just fine, my $50 NH state inspxn cost me $2200 after the cost of a new king pins set and the excessive hours getting the seized old ones out.
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Remember i said steer lightly now I can explain what and how that works.

When I was 13 years old (1977) Mom and Dad bought a new house in our same town and this one had a 2 acre back yard.

Dad also bought a new mower,.....a real honest to god mower. A walk behind gravely. a full 900 lb beast. For those that have not had the pleasure of running one. the dealer we had it serviced at told me and dad "Just let it work. Guide it, Do Not try to manhandle it". they were right there were a few time when I would forget and try to steer the beast of a mower and my arms would get cramped up. until I'd remember the dealer advice.
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