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Replacing the kingpins
The front of the car must be securely supported on axle stands before commencing this procedure.
The photos below are a step by step guide to replacing kingpins.
The diagram on the left should be used as follows:

At step 14 refer to 3 in the diagram and ensure the holes in the kingpins are
aligned with the grease nipples.

After step 16 check the measurments at 1 with a feeler gauge. Clearance should
be between 0.1mm and 0.4mm. If it needs adjusting use a different size shim.

The bottom plug is peened to secure it 2. The peening will have to be removed in order
the get the old plug out and the new plug peened at the end of the procedure.

It is recommended that when purchasing the new kingpins you also order the
drifts which will be necessary for removal of the old kingpins and fitment of the replacements.
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