Hello, I'm preparing to put in a new kingpin kit for my 48' 1/2 ton. I've got all the years of grease cleaned and I'm currently soaking all nuts and threads. I'm planning to remove the tie-rod end from the knuckle, but wasn't sure if I just remove the cotter pin (carpenter nail in mine), and turn the big end screw cap counter clock-wise? Presuming the ball joint cups will slacken enough to allow me to remove?
Any guidance and corrections are appreciated. Thanks Steve
Well it looks like I now have another excuse to buy another tool! I first put a gasket scrapper on it, which seemed fit pretty good, but no movement. I'll take your advice with vice grips and a little heat if needed. Thanks
Don't bid without knowing the size and what size you need.
I collect drag link sockets (when I find them cheap) because every time I need one it is always a different size than what I already have. Even have one that is 3/4" drive, sometimes there is no substitute for the proper tool... I tried a lot of things before buying that one.
I made one of those sockets out of a large nut and bolt with a welder and an angle grinder. It has a screwdriver blade on one end and a big hex head on the other. I use a socket on a 1/2" air ratchet to back them out.