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Link Pin Woes
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Post Post subject: Link Pin Woes
Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 08:23 AM
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I thought I might share this with everyone. A few weeks ago I was driving home from work and I heard a some real nasty grinding sounds coming from my front end. I'll remind everyone that I have recently rebuilt my ride from the ground up and have less than 500 miles on it since everything (I MEAN EVERYTHING) was replaced. Anyway, to make a long story short, I'm running those HEAVY DUTY link pins with the lock nuts that hold them in place:

One of the lock nuts had spun off and was gone. The other three had loosened up. My brake caliper was rubbing on the link pin heads and the whole front end sounded like it was going to explode! I tightened the remaining three and drove (Oh so carefully...)25 miles home.
Since then, I bought 8 narrow hardened nuts at OSH and double nutted the damn things on with Loctite. They shouldn't go anywhere now.

...Just an FYI for those who are going to be using those pins.

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Post Post subject: Re: Link Pin Woes
Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 01:12 PM
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One of the lock nuts had spun off and was gone.
Wow I would have thought it was all good after tightening them up, good info, thanks.


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Post Post subject: Re: Link Pin Woes
Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 04:50 PM
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Guess time to dbl check all hardware.

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Post Post subject: Re: Link Pin Woes
Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 03:26 AM
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What happens is the lock nut tightens up against the link pin carrier. Of course the trailing arm travels up and down, rotating as it goes. The tighter the nut, the more pressure is rotating the nut against the link pin carrier. When I double nutted it, I tightened the first nut hand tight (kinda like a wheel bearing nut). and tightened the second jamb nut up real tight to the first one, using two wrenches.

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Post Post subject: Re: Link Pin Woes
Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 06:08 PM
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Thanks for the info. I have the same thing on mine.


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Post Post subject: Re: Link Pin Woes
Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 06:42 PM
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DONT wrote:
Thanks for the info. I have the same thing on mine.

Me too Shocked

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