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Breaking leaf spring pins

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cochino12, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. cochino12

    cochino12 1/2 ton status

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    When I bought my k5 it had a broken drivers front pin, After the lift the same leaf spring pin is broken again after about 1k miles. I recently discoverd the blazer had been put on its side so I'm thinking maybe a bent frame? Any other reasons I would be breaking the leaf spring pin? thanks
     
  2. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    Every one I have seen was because the u-bolts wern't tight. U-bolts should be something around 140 ft*lb!
     
  3. 55Willy

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    yeap my rancho lift said 150 big ones
     
  4. Grim-Reaper

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    Measure the depth of the hole the pin goes in and measure the pin. If the pin is too long the spring will not seat onthe spring purch and the spring will have movement that it's not supose to and it could shear.
     
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    garlicbreath 1/2 ton status

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    Hmm, drivers side pin? Did you retorque the ubolts after a few hundred miles? They stretch and need it. My yota did this, loose ubolts.
     
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    the driverside pin usually goes first because of steering
     
  7. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Tighten your u bolts.
     

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