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#473177 - June 10th 2011 5:49 pm 89 E-150 kingpin replacement
Reed Offline
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Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
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Loc: Fircrest, WA
Anybody done kingpin replacement on a 75-91 E-150? How hard is it to do yourself? My 89 needs new ones. I got them from Moog, but need to know if I should try to do them myself or take them in to a shop to have it done. The first shop I took the van to won't touch them.

Can I do kingpins myself? I have a 12 ton arbor press...
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#473224 - June 10th 2011 10:57 pm Re: 89 E-150 kingpin replacement [Re: Reed]
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Registered: May 26th 2007 10:41 pm
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I have no idea on this one. . . . but this will bump it up for ya.
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#473243 - June 11th 2011 1:25 am Re: 89 E-150 kingpin replacement [Re: Reed]
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Two more shops, two more declinations.
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#473251 - June 11th 2011 3:34 am Re: 89 E-150 kingpin replacement [Re: Reed]
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Depends on their condition, my 75 F-100 required a flame wrench, was almost to the point the I-beam needed to be replaced as it was siezed, pin, brass and beam, but the guy at the garage managed, cost over a grand to completely rebuild the front end.
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#473290 - June 11th 2011 11:41 am Re: 89 E-150 kingpin replacement [Re: Reed]
Reed Offline
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Yikes. THe first shop said the rest of the front end components were fine, but the kingpins were worn. I have a complete kingpin replacement set from Moog that includes new bushings, pins, washers, Zerk fittings, the works. The way it is looking I might end up haveing to pull the I-beams and doing it myself. I actually wouldn't mind doing this too much since it would give me a chance to replace the original pivot bushings on the I-beams.
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#473301 - June 11th 2011 12:51 pm Re: 89 E-150 kingpin replacement [Re: Reed]
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Looks like that might be ewer only option..... frown
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#473316 - June 11th 2011 4:46 pm Re: 89 E-150 kingpin replacement [Re: Reed]
Reed Offline
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Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
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Loc: Fircrest, WA
Yeah, I am just getting to the age when I no longer relish rolling around on the cold cement on my back.
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#473418 - June 12th 2011 1:23 am Re: 89 E-150 kingpin replacement [Re: Reed]
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Registered: May 26th 2007 10:41 pm
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Loc: On Route 66 in Bethany Oklahom...
okay, I talked to a buddy of mine, he is a diesel mech and he say take it to a BIG RIG repair shop as almost all big rigs run King Pin set ups, so they know how to do it right. He says a RV shop might be a good idea too. . . .

Good luck and keep us posted.
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#473463 - June 12th 2011 11:55 am Re: 89 E-150 kingpin replacement [Re: Reed]
Reed Offline
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Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
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Loc: Fircrest, WA
Thanks. There are a few semi shops in my town since Tacoma is a big port city. There are also lots of RV shops. I will call around and see if I can't someone who does it.
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#473684 - June 13th 2011 1:30 am Re: 89 E-150 kingpin replacement [Re: Reed]
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Registered: October 02nd 2002 12:00 pm
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Loc: Maryville, TN
Mine refused to take grease, turns required you to recenter the wheel, didn't return on it's own, they were severely thrashed, I'm glad my 99 has ball joints tho.
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