GM Full-Size Trucks 1980-1987 Repair Guide

Leaf Spring

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and support the vehicle so that all tension is taken off of the front suspension.
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  3. Remove the shackle upper retaining bolt and the front spring eye bolt.
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  5. Remove the spring-to-axle U-bolt nuts. Pull off the spring, the lower plate, and the spring pads.
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  7. Remove the shackle-to-spring bolt, bushings, and shackle.
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To replace the bushing, place the spring in a press or vise and press out the bushing. Press in the new bushing. The new bushing should protrude evenly on both sides of the spring.

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. The following torques are necessary: U-bolts to 150 ft. lbs., Spring Shackle 50 ft. lbs., Front eye bolt 90 ft. lbs., Rear eye bolt 50 ft. lbs.
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