Ram Truck 1500, 2500 & 3500 (2006-2008)

Leaf Springs

Print

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Support the axle with a suitable holding fixture.
  6.  
  7. Remove the nuts, spring clamp bolts and the plate that attach the spring to the axle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the nuts and bolts from the spring front and rear shackle.
  10.  
  11. Remove the spring from the vehicle.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Position spring on axle shaft tube so spring center bolt is inserted into the locating hole in the axle tube.
  2.  
  3. Align the front of the spring with the bolt hole in the front bracket. Install the eye pivot bolt and nut.
  4.  
  5. Align the rear of the spring into the shackle and install the bolt and nut.
  6.  
  7. Tighten the spring front and rear eye pivot bolt snug, Do not torque.
  8.  
  9. Install the spring clamp bolts, plate and the retaining nuts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the holding fixture for the rear axle.
  12.  
  13. Remove the supports and lower the vehicle so that the weight is being supported by the tires.
  14.  
  15. Tighten the spring clamp retaining nuts to 110 ft. lbs. (149 Nm).
  16.  
  17. Tighten the spring front and rear pivot bolt nuts to 120 ft. lbs. (163 Nm) for light duty or 170 ft. lbs. (230 Nm) for heavy duty models.
  18.  

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo