TRUCK SERVICE MANUAL
6. Tap out the knuckle pin by use of a, bronze drift,
as in bronze bushing applications is a press fit.
King pin looseness on axles equipped with nylon
or teflon bushings is checked in the same manner as
bronze bushings; however, if the camber changes more
than 1/40 the bushing (and king pin, if needed) must be
To install proceed as follows:
1. Remove present bushing from knuckle.
2. Remove any nicks or burrs from knuckle bushing
bore and polish with medium grit abrasive.
3. Place new bushings in knuckle. NOTE: Circular
lubricant spreader ring on inside of nylon
bushing is always to be positioned toward the I-
beam axle (refer to bushing installation diagram,
7. Lift off the knuckle assembly, thrust bearing and
spacing washers, Fig. 7.
Steering Knuckle Bushing Installation (Bronze)
IMPORTANT: As a means for providing service
Steering knuckle Bushings (Nylon and Teflon)
personnel with the simplest method for checking king pin
looseness, it has been determined that the use of
The nylon and teflon bushings are pre sized and
camber gauge SE-1417-1 is the most desirable.
can be positioned into the knuckle bore with no additional
Instructions for the use of the camber gauge in this
reaming, burnishing or lapping required. IMPORTANT:
particular operation are as follows:
Since the I.D. of a nylon or teflon bushing is always
smaller than the O.D. of the king pin, the king pin