Step 4: Check the Hingepins
While you have your hingepins out, take the time to see if they’re bent. Any crash severe enough to break an arm can also bend the hingepins, and bent pins will bind the suspension. If a pin isn’t obviously bent, check it for straightness by rolling it a hard, flat surface. You’ll feel a bent pin wobble. Replace any bent hingepins.
Roll the pin—if it wobbles, it’s bent.