GM Full-Size Trucks 1970-1979 Repair Guide

FRONT SUSPENSION

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See Figures 1, 2 and 3

All 2-wheel drive models use an independent front suspension with upper and lower control arms and coil springs. The front suspension on 4-wheel drive pick-ups are tapered leaf springs and the traditional solid front axle.



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Fig. Fig. 1: View of the 4-wheel drive (upper) and 2-wheel drive (lower) front suspension



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the 2-wheel drive front suspension



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Fig. Fig. 3: Exploded view of the 4-wheel drive front suspension

 
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