Knuckle gap

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Knuckle gap

Postby GBuford4372 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:54 pm

Ok. Here's another little issue. I'm getting ready to order knuckle seals, and I noticed the left knuckle has a gap on one side. Is this dangerous and can it be fixed? Cause?

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Re: Knuckle gap

Postby winston » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:13 am

Theoretically, the gap should be the same all the way around. You might jack it up and feel for any looseness in the joint. If present you probably have bearing or bushing problems.

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Re: Knuckle gap

Postby GBuford4372 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:58 pm

Got my seals changed, leaking stopped. Had a small amount of wiggle in knuckle, not sure show much is too much. Put it back together

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Re: Knuckle gap

Postby winston » Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:52 am

I don't think it should have any wiggle, but hopefully your seal will hold up.

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Re: Knuckle gap

Postby GBuford4372 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:57 am

Ok, next question. What would be the recommended part/parts to change and difficulty of that job?

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Re: Knuckle gap

Postby winston » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:44 am

I couldn't recommend parts without opening up. I regret I made my comment. If it is not leaking, no noise, operating ok, then maybe go for it and just keep an eye on it.

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Re: Knuckle gap

Postby GBuford4372 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:52 am

No worries Winston. I was just wondering where the slack might be. Is it a bearing on the spindle shaft? The lower housing hole felt good on the shaft. Very snug. I would figure it's a bearing or bushing up high somewhere, if that makes sense.

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Re: Knuckle gap

Postby GBuford4372 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:54 am

It's not hard to drop it and look again, I may just watch it for a little while and see what happens. The slack wasn't extremely noticeable just a slight slight wiggle.

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Re: Knuckle gap

Postby winston » Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:56 am

The top ball bearing on mine went bad. Oil doesn't hardly reach that bearing. Thinking I went back with a sealed bearing. #16 on yours.
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