GM Metro/Sprint 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Leaf Springs

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1985-86 Sprint

See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Rear leaf spring assembly

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Raise rear axle assembly and place jackstands under suspension.
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  3. Disconnect lower portion of rear shock, as required. Remove the rear axle U-bolt nuts.
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  5. Remove shackle nuts and leaf spring front nut.
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  7. Pull out leaf spring front bolt and remove leaf spring from shackle pin.
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To install:
  1. Install front bolt and shackle pins with the threads facing outward. Tighten shackle pin nuts to 22-39 ft. lbs. (30-55 Nm). Tighten front bolt to 33-50 ft. lbs. (45-70 Nm).
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  3. Position axle on spring by aligning leaf spring pin with hole in underside of axle.
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  5. Install bump stopper.
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  7. Align leaf spring underside pin with hole in spring seat. Install U-bolts from bump stopper side towards spring seat side and tighten to 22-32 ft. lbs. (30-45 Nm).
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  9. Install lower portion of shock, if removed.
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  11. Inspect all components for tightness and proper alignment. Lower the vehicle.
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