Durango, 2001-2005

Leaf Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
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  3. Support the vehicle at the frame rails.
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  5. Support the rear axle with a jack.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel
     
    Shock absorbers from spring plates
     
    Axle U-bolts and spring plates from axle
     
    Bolts from front and rear spring eyes
     
    Leaf spring

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    Fig. Rear leaf spring mounting showing U-bolts (1), shackle (2), leaf spring (3) and spring plate (4)

    Rear leaf spring mounting showing U-bolts (1), shackle (2), leaf spring (3) and spring plate (4)
     

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To install:

  1. If removed, install spring shackle on frame bracket; tighten nut finger-tight.
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  3. Position spring under rear axle pad, making sure spring centering bolt is inserted into pad locating hole.
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  5. Align front spring eye in front bracket and insert bolt; tighten finger-tight. Repeat process with rear spring eye.
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  7. Install spring plates and U-bolts. Tighten nuts to 90 ft. lbs. (122 Nm).
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  9. Install shock absorbers to spring plates.
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  11. Install wheel.
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  13. Lower vehicle and tighten spring eye bolt nuts and shackle nuts to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
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