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  1. How to fix squeaky trucks, How to fix squeaky trucks: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Begin by determining which of your trucks are making squeaky sounds when you turn

  2. How to fix squeaky trucks: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Begin by taking off the kingpin nut with your crescent wrench. Alternatively, Standard kingpin nut size is 3/8" so a wrench of equal size should work. The kingpin nut has been screwed off in the picture.

  3. How to fix squeaky trucks: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Take off the washer between the kingpin nut and the white rubber bushing. Note the direction the washer was facing (Concave side towards the board or away) as it will need to be installed back the same way.

  4. How to fix squeaky trucks: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Pull off the white rubber bushing and set it down next to the washer.

  5. How to fix squeaky trucks: step 5, image 1 of 2 How to fix squeaky trucks: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Pull the hanger (horizontal metal bar attached to the wheels) out of the pivot cup and off of the kingpin bolt and set it aside.

  6. How to fix squeaky trucks: step 6, image 1 of 2 How to fix squeaky trucks: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Scrape off a small amount of bar soap and place it in the pivot cup (the green hole in picture 2) NOTE: Do NOT use liquid soap for this procedure

  7. How to fix squeaky trucks: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Insert the hanger back onto the kingpin and into the pivot cup and work it around a little bit to spread the soap

  8. How to fix squeaky trucks: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Put the white rubber bushing back on the kingpin bolt, followed by the washer.

  9. How to fix squeaky trucks: step 9, image 1 of 2 How to fix squeaky trucks: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • After you have added on the washer, screw on the kingpin nut and tighten to preference. The tighter the nut the stiffer the turning capability, so this is personal preference. Usually I find that screwing it on until 1 or 2 threads of the kingpin bolt are visible above the nut is sufficient.

    • If you find that you have put too much soap in the bearings and the board is no longer stable when standing on it, you can clean out the pivot cup by following the above instructions to remove the hardware to get to the pivot cup and cleaning it out with a paper towel or other material.

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