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Re: Update. Can't get grease into kingpin fitting. Tool?
Wally / Montana #1345002 Tue Feb 04 2020 08:14 PM
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Sometimes you have to put the truck on stands up front and have someone turn the steering while grease is being pumped in .


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Re: Update. Can't get grease into kingpin fitting. Tool?
Wally / Montana #1391819 Fri Jan 08 2021 09:20 PM
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I see this often at work with stuff that hasn’t been breaded in a long time,

The grease goes hard and blocks the port solid, it depends how bad it is as to how far you have to go, an easy starting point is to grab a 1/4” drill.

Take the grease fitting out and with your hands wind the drill in and pull the crap out. Often this opens it up enough so it will take grease again. I’ve also had it where it’s still blocked so I made up a fitting that would go into the item with a JIC on the other end so I can fit a porta power pump to it and pump hydraulic oil through it to clear the blockage.

After that you’ve just got to strip it down and clean everything out

Re: Update. Can't get grease into kingpin fitting. Tool?
Wally / Montana #1391835 Fri Jan 08 2021 10:26 PM
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Regular maintenance would prevent the hardening grease issue. It just needs a shot now and then.

Re: Update. Can't get grease into kingpin fitting. Tool?
Wally / Montana #1391845 Fri Jan 08 2021 11:04 PM
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Take the fitting out and dose it with some Kroil or other penetrating oil and let it work.
.....we use to have rollers with the pillar block bearing on the inside of a drying over that would get hard and not take grease. A good soaking with Kroil a time or two and let it sit for a little, would do the trick.


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Re: Update. Can't get grease into kingpin fitting. Tool?
Wally / Montana #1391867 Sat Jan 09 2021 01:32 AM
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Or one could just buy new grease fittings to fit, they are cheap.

Ed


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Re: Update. Can't get grease into kingpin fitting. Tool?
Wally / Montana #1392151 Mon Jan 11 2021 02:34 AM
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The Book says to grease the king pins every 1,000 miles. Who does that?

Re: Can't get grease into kingpin fitting. Tool?
Wally / Montana #1392158 Mon Jan 11 2021 03:01 AM
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Re: Can't get grease into kingpin fitting. Tool?
Wally / Montana #1392168 Mon Jan 11 2021 04:19 AM
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Please be careful heating grease fittings! I treated a guy who got it hot enough that burning grease flew back into his face and neck. It melted his skin and was pretty disturbing!

Chris

Re: Can't get grease into kingpin fitting. Tool?
Wally / Montana #1392621 Thu Jan 14 2021 06:27 AM
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My neighbor didn't know he was supposed to grease the king pins. So eventually the bushings seized to the pins and spun the bushings in the spindle. By the time it got to me you could hardly turn the steering wheel. No way to get grease in. So with nothing to lose I took the drill and made new holes in the bushings. Now it would take grease. So he drove it a while till the kingpins started to rattle and he couldn't keep it going straight and I put new kingbolt set in. It would have been **** to get apart with it all seized up. Of course I had to heat the axle eyes as it was but I didn't have to heat the spindles.


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