Need some king pin/ wheel alignment help !!!!!
I have been visited by Prince Procrastination and am need of help !!!!
I have two weeks, which (crosses fingers) is plenty of time, to figure out why my front right wheel has a cupping wear pattern on it. A trucker at a truck stop on the way home from Alpine Valley to Des Moines said that it was caused by a worn king pin. I have snatched a good one and have the front wheel and hub off (and damn was that a son of a dog !! the lugs prolly hadnt been off for four foot breaker bar long.)
I put the breaker bar under the hub before removing it and if anything there was about a 1/16 or so of play. Could that cause the cupping ? My front wheels are the 5 star pattern and when spinning the hub the star ends are out just about a 1/16 on two off them and maybe half that on the other. Could that also be the culprit ?
Also am I correct in thinking that there is no camber adjustment on the solid axle front ( just toe in and out ).
Anyone replaced a king pin before and have some advice.... Do I just pretty much unbolt everything and yank it off and put on the 'new' one ?
Wheel bearings seem just peachy and am also pleased to see plenty of wear left on at least those brake pads.
Heck, with the amount of miles I put on the bus I should probably just put on a new/slighty used tire and call it good...
Thanks for any and all input !!!!
TonyC in Iowa