Questions & Answers
Questions: My king pin bearings are marked as NSK p/n 11590, are these bearings equivalent?
Question By: Chris on Mar 28 2021 10:42 AM
Yes, that is correct.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Mar 29 2021 5:42 AM
Questions: If I already have new bearings , can I buy just a new Shim kit ? If so what is the part number ? thanks
Question By: Harry E Baldwin on Jan 3 2021 4:02 AM
You sure can. Shim pack - #A6882. Thanks
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jan 4 2021 3:42 AM
Questions: How do you keep the 90W from getting into the wheel bearings?
Question By: Lyle Fisher on Dec 27 2017 4:20 PM
Make sure to pack your bearings with heavy duty axle grease. There is no real way to keep them separate.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Dec 27 2017 9:20 AM
Questions: I noticed the king pin bearing caps do not use a gasket in the install video. How do you keep the 90 weight oil from leaking out?
Question By: Todd on Jun 3 2016 6:58 AM
We use a thin layer of silicone or sealant at the base.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 3 2016 5:58 AM
The steering knuckle is supposed to have grade 0, Grease. The only manufacture I have found for this is John Deere, it's called "Corn Head" grease. It is not supposed to hold 90 weight. 90 weight is too thin! Take a look at the original specifications in the owners manual .
Answer By: Jim on Feb 11 2018 4:24 AM
Questions: I'm replacing the king pin bearings on my '64 CJ-5 and found while installing one of the new bering cones that it doesn't need tapped in and it spins instead of being a tight fit. Is that a concern and if so, any suggestions on a fix?
Question By: Randy on Jun 5 2014 12:00 AM
Sounds like your housing itself may be worn. These really should sit stationary in there. You may want to have it looked at and pay special atttention to its shimming.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 9 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: What is the proper way to shim king pins on a1952 M38A1.?Do I shim only the top pin to get proper load on bearings or both top and bottom?
Question By: Anonymous on Feb 3 2014 12:00 AM
You can shim either really. You are just trying to set the proper bearing load.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Feb 4 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: Will this also work on Dana 44 front?
Question By: Anonymous on Nov 20 2012 12:00 AM
As long as your bearings are stamped 52940 & 52941
Answer By: Willys Tech on Nov 21 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: What kind of bearings do you sell with the dana 27 king bearing kit? Thanks, Steve.
Question By: Steve on Aug 4 2012 12:00 AM
Typically they are timken and newstar.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Aug 6 2012 12:00 AM