FRONT AXLE SERVICE
Quality Front Axle Service in Iowa City, IA
If your truck has become hard to steer or there is excessive vibration or shimmy of the font axle, there can be several sources of the problem. The first things to rule out are lack of lubrication and low pressure in the power steering system. Then you have to look at wear in the steering linkage. The problem could be as simple as worn or missing seals but most often it is a worn kingpin.
The eye that holds the kingpin on each end of the axle will eventually wear and lose shape from repeated hard knocks and this will create play in the kingpin. The kingpin itself will also loose shape. The solution is re-bushing. At Midwest Frame & Axle, we bore the eye to a larger size and press fit a new sleeve to firmly grip a new kingpin. The procedure is commonly called “axle eye re-sleeving”.