Sprinter 2005-2007

Leaf Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Support the rear axle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the U-bolt and spring plate.
  6.  
  7. Remove the spring from the front spring bracket.
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  9. Remove the rear spring with the spring shackle from the spring bracket.
  10.  
  11. Lower the rear axle and remove the rear spring.
  12.  
  13. Remove the spring shackle from the spring (if needed).
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To install:


NOTE
Larger spring bushing goes toward the front.

  1. Install the spring shackle to the spring (if removed). Tighten as follows:

    Single Rear Wheel (SRW): 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
     
    Dual Rear Wheel (DRW): 136 ft. lbs. (185 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. Install the spring to the front spring bracket. Tighten as follows:

    SRW: 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
     
    DRW: 136 ft. lbs. (185 Nm).
     

  4.  
  5. Install the spring to the rear spring bracket. Tighten as follows:

    SRW: 85 Nm (63 ft. lbs.).
     
    DRW: 185 Nm (136 ft. lbs.).
     

  6.  
  7. Raise the rear axle and attach the spring plate and U-bolts. Tighten as follows:

    SRW: 125 ft. lbs. (170 Nm).
     
    DRW: 125 ft. lbs. (170 Nm).
     

  8.  
  9. Lower the vehicle.
  10.  

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Support the rear axle assembly with a suitable jack.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower shock mounting bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the leaf spring U-bolts and spring plate.
  8.  
  9. Remove the mounting nut and bolt from the front spring bracket.
  10.  
  11. Remove the rear spring nut and bolt from the spring shackle.
  12.  
  13. Lower the rear axle and remove the leaf spring.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Install the leaf spring assembly to the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Install the front spring mounting bolt and nut and tighten as follows:

    Single Rear Wheel (SRW): 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
     
    Dual Rear Wheels (DRW): 136 ft. lbs. (185 Nm).
     

  4.  
  5. Install the rear spring mounting bolt and nut and tighten as follows:

    SRW: 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm)
     
    DRW: 136 ft. lbs. (185 Nm)
     

  6.  
  7. Raise the rear axle with a suitable jack and install the spring plate and U-bolts. Tighten the nuts to 125 ft. lbs. (170 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the lower shock mounting bolt and tighten as follows:

    M12 x 1.5 bolts: 70 ft. lbs. (106 Nm)
     
    M14 x 1.5 bolts: 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm)
     

  10.  
  11. Lower the vehicle.
  12.  

 
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