King pin thread?.... hmmmm, probably the fulcrum pin thread(s)
But, ascertain that it is the fulcrum pin or king pin. Fulcrum pin repair
can get involved... pro fisherman David C explained that (though new a
frames are available as well). Vertical king pin movement is possible.
There are shims atop the step on the king pin as well as a bronze washer
inside the trunion. I suppose they could wear or have been missing or?....
Not very common, but easily remedied. Take a look at the M*** catalog for
assessing front end play... pretty good diagnostic tips there.
Hope this helps some.
At 01:56 PM 11/5/1999 , John C. Gottstein wrote:
> It appears that I've got a little up and down play in the passenger side
>kingpin. I've been reading all of the past posts about this in the archive,
>and it sounds like a real pain in the butt to fix, but my questions are...
>what will happen if I keep driving with the kingpin in this condition? and
>Is there anything I can do to at least reduce the play?
>Thanks a lot,