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king pin ball bearing

Postby shopguy » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:38 am

I have my kingpin ball bearing kit in hand. the bearing does't seem to come apart, yet it is dry....
The inner edges seem to be curved, making it resist coming apart.

Do they come apart to be lubricated????? if not, how do you grease them???
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Re: king pin ball bearing

Postby wally426ci » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:01 pm

Mine was in pieces. Otherwise you may have to wash it down with brake cleaner and then pack your best by hand.
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Re: king pin ball bearing

Postby earlymopar » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:27 am

shopguy wrote:I have my kingpin ball bearing kit in hand. the bearing does't seem to come apart, yet it is dry....
The inner edges seem to be curved, making it resist coming apart.

Do they come apart to be lubricated????? if not, how do you grease them???



Ball Barings or Needle Bearings? It's kind of hard to imagine there is enough space for ball bearings. Who is the manufacturer and what is the part number and source?

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Re: king pin ball bearing

Postby wally426ci » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:39 am

NAPA has ball bearing to replace the stack washer bearing. NCP 2621378

https://www.napaonline.com/napa/en/p/NC ... 0185514022

I used it and it truly replaces the bearing as well as making it slightly easier to turn the wheel.
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Re: king pin ball bearing

Postby Noelie84 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:28 am

shopguy wrote:I have my kingpin ball bearing kit in hand. the bearing does't seem to come apart, yet it is dry....
The inner edges seem to be curved, making it resist coming apart.

Do they come apart to be lubricated????? if not, how do you grease them???


You should be able to pack grease into the bearing without disassembling it. Similar concept to greasing the rollers in a wheel bearing, work the grease into the gaps with your fingers, shift the parts around and repack. Then once they're installed, fresh grease will be forced into them when you grease the entire assembly through the grease fitting on the housing.

I wouldn't disassemble the bearing if you can avoid it; usually with bearings if it's not literally falling apart on its own before you add any grease, it's generally not supposed to.
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Re: king pin ball bearing

Postby Conrad » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:25 pm

I know this is an old post, but I bought what I thought was the right kit with bearings - is this what the bearing looks like? I bought a 'Toledo' kit for the older trucks, and the bearing in that kit looked (and felt) like a standard roller bearing. These are a sandwiched outer shell with bearings in the center channel.

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Re: king pin ball bearing

Postby JLeather » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:27 pm

I just did these in my truck and the bearings I got looked just like yours. One side should say "Top", which is self explanatory :). As far as I can tell they do.not come apart, I just packed mine by hand like a wheel bearing and then pumped more grease in after assembling the king pin. The bearing is designed so that excess grease from the bottom zerk will get into the bearing (a little bit anyway).
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Re: king pin ball bearing

Postby Conrad » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:52 pm

Thanks!

Here's a good video that shows the same way on an older truck:

https://youtu.be/BL9gb0bRs4E
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Re: king pin ball bearing

Postby Noelie84 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:09 pm

I know that I'm late to the party here, but when I installed my bearings in my kingpin kit last summer I used a grease needle (like for sealed ball joints or tie rods) to fill mine with. I just stuck the needle into the gap and pumped in as much grease as they'd hold. Then once they were installed and everything was put back together I pumped more grease in through the top and bottom zerks in the spindle assembly.

The Bearing kit is definitely worth it, though. She steers SO much smoother and easier now.
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Re: king pin ball bearing

Postby Conrad » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:38 pm

Noelie84 wrote:I know that I'm late to the party here, but when I installed my bearings in my kingpin kit last summer I used a grease needle (like for sealed ball joints or tie rods) to fill mine with. I just stuck the needle into the gap and pumped in as much grease as they'd hold. Then once they were installed and everything was put back together I pumped more grease in through the top and bottom zerks in the spindle assembly.

The Bearing kit is definitely worth it, though. She steers SO much smoother and easier now.


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