Steering hits spring Ubolts

BigJack1488

New Member
Hi If I try to turn left the steering bracket hits the leaf spring ubolts so I can only go strait or right. Could something be bent or is the wheel twisting out?
 

BigJack1488

New Member
Sorry it's a LN105 4x4 2.8L D 94

Where this thing joins a ball joint it hits U bolt holding leaf spring. Maybe it's worn but I still can understand why it wasn't touching before.
 

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BigJack1488

New Member
I can't understand why it is so firmly against U bolt now but not this morning? The steering arm can't bend. It's cast.
 

cam04

Well-Known Member
You’ll want a drop drag link or a hi steer kit.



Was pretty common in the bad old days.
 

cam04

Well-Known Member
Sorry, if you haven’t put newer thicker springs in recently, you’re right, it won’t help. Has this just started of its own volition?
 

Andrew_LN65

Active Member
Mine did that when a trunion bearing exploded doing a track in the VHC. Made for an interesting drive back to camp.

Grab the wheel at the top and bottom, see if there's any play in/out adding a heap of extra camber
 

BigJack1488

New Member
Thanks Andrew only when I jacked up the wheel and rocked it did I find the problem. It rocks in and out. So must need a kingpin bearing kit. I drove it home slowly. Any advice on best place to get kits? EBay?
 

Andrew_LN65

Active Member
My only advice would be to use a good quality Japanese bearing such as Koyo etc.

Doing it at home sounds easier than being halfway up the Buckland.
Hope you like getting greasy hands!

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