I just broke apart an old set like yours and found that the fulcrum pin AND
the bushings were totally worn out. They rattled like a pencil in a tin
cup. Luckily, in my case, I'll just replace the pin since the set-up is
going on a drum brake car with good A arms. It sounds like you will need to
either silver solder in a new pair of bushings (see someone's tech page for
the correct technique) or replace the A-arms.
> Ok, so the bits are here.
> Now, what criteria do i use to determine if:
> the fulcrum pin (the part that holds the Kingpin to the A arm right?) is
> bad, or
> the bushing that it rides in in the Kingpin is bad or
> the bushings that it rides in in the A arms are bad?
> Currently there is a LOT of slop at that joint.
> Also, what criteria do i use to determine if:
> The Kingpin is bad
> Or the upper and lower bushings that the Kingpin rides in are bad?
> Overall, everything looks pretty good, rotors, backing plates, A arms,
> calipers. Gotta spend a coupla hours in the blast cabinet to see what's
> really there then I'll get back to ya.. ;-)
> Thanks guys! et. al.