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Old 03-13-2018, 07:16 AM   #15
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Most truck shops up here use a lift that lifts the vehicle with the weight on the wheels. So for an oil change , all the weight is on the wheels just like the vehicle is on the ground. They have built in jacks to lift individual wheels if required.

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The link also has a post a couple down that says Ford says to grease the kingpins with weight on them to get everything to line up correctly.

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Old 03-16-2018, 07:54 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by marjoa View Post
To everyone out there—just remember—when you put your coach up on a lift the kingpin CANNOT get greased properly.
I think you are assuming the putting the coach on a lift will let the wheels hang.

This is true on some automotive lifts, but generally the HD lifts for trucks/buses will be lifting under the wheels (i.e. 4-post drive-on lift) or the shop will have a drive over pit for servicing trucks/buses.

You are correct that weight should be on the wheels when the king pins are greased.

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Hi all,

The lift does indeed support the wheels.

I asked as feel its easier for inepection.

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