Re: Kingpin replacements?
Hey man, Changing the kingpin isn't that bat at all, I had to change mine when I swapped out my front passenger spindle in a the parking lot of a state park last week. After you strip off all the parts connected to the spindle, you will have to remove the caps on the top and bottom of the kingpin. Mine had two small bolts on the top and bottom holding the thin metal covers on. Next you will have to remove the cross pin. You will see a small 9/16th nut on the left side perpendicular to the center of the kingpin. Remove the nut, and hammer the crosspin out, I would use a mini sledge for that one.. the threads on my pin got a little munged, but I was still able to reuse it. Now after that all you have left is to knock down the kingpin. I would use a 6" extension and the biggest sledge you can find. After some good whacks it should start moving down and knock right out! My king pin was pretty big 1.25" x 8"...I still have the old one.