Mazda Trucks 1994-1998 Repair Guide

Leaf Springs

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the B Series Pick-up U-bolt and spring plate assembly-Navajo similar



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the spring-to-rear shackle assembly



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Fig. Fig. 3: View of the spring-to-front bracket mounting

  1. Raise the vehicle and install jackstands under the frame. The vehicle must be supported in such a way that the rear axle hangs free with the tires still touching the ground.
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  3. Remove the nuts from the spring U-bolts and drive the U-bolts from the U-bolt plate.
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  5. Remove the spring to bracket nut and bolt at the front of the spring.
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  7. Remove the shackle upper and lower nuts and bolts at the rear of the spring.
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  9. Remove the spring and shackle assembly from the rear shackle bracket.
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To install:
  1. Position the spring in the shackle. Install the upper shackle spring bolt and nut with the bolt head facing outward.
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  3. Position the front end of the spring in the bracket and install the bolt and nut.
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  5. Position the shackle in the rear bracket and install the nut and bolt.
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  7. Position the spring on top of the axle with the spring tie bolt centered in the hole provided in the seat.
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  9. Lower the vehicle to the floor. Torque the spring U-bolt nuts to 65-75 ft. lbs. (88-102 Nm). Torque the front spring bolt to 74-115 ft. lbs. (100-155 Nm). Torque the rear shackle nuts and bolts to 74-115 ft. lbs. (100-155 Nm).
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