All springs should be examined periodically for broken or shifted leaves, loose or missing clips, angle of the spring shackles, and position of the springs on the saddles. Springs with shifted leaves do not retain their normal strength. Missing clips may permit the spirit leaves to fan out or break on rebound. Broken leaves may make the vehicle hard to handle or permit the axle to shift out of line. Weakened springs may break causing difficulty in steering. Spring attaching clips or bolts must be tight. It is suggested that they be checked at each vehicle inspection.
CJ-2A, CJ-3A, CJ-3B and Utility models are equipped with shackles at the front of the front leaf springs. CJ-5 models up to serial No. 44437 and CJ-6 models up to serial No. 11981 have shackles at the rear of the front leaf springs, and pivot bolts at the front.
All rear leaf springs have shackles at the rear and pivot bolts at the front.