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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ROCKBUGGYK5, Mar 27, 2001.

  1. ROCKBUGGYK5

    ROCKBUGGYK5 1/2 ton status

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    hey guys ive got a little problem, i keep breaking the centering pin on my driverside leafspring, it breaks on the trail and i lose steering due to the fact when i turn the wheel the axle just sides forward and back on the spring and the tire just goes where it wants, i made sure the u-bolts were tight the second time so i dont think thats what caused it, by the way it has a dana 60 frontend and 38.5s sxs with a lockright up front the springs our tufff country4 inch hds with ord shackles, so what is causing this and how can i keep it from happening again
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    adam

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  2. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Do you still have the leaf clamps on it? If not, that could be the problem. Other than that, I have no idea.

    I gotta ask about a lock-rite (sp?) in a D60. I thought there was no such animal.? I’ve been told more than once that a full carrier LS or DL was the only option.


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  3. titanic

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    Loose u-bolts are the only thing I have ever seen do that. How new are the nuts? Do they have the nylon locking ring/is it old or used more than once? I'd get new ones! Steve
     
  4. ROCKBUGGYK5

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    yes the do make a lockrite for a dana 60 anyplace will carry it, also im a litte guy i guess i didnt get them tight enuff because they are brand new u bolts, are yall sure theres nothing else that could cause this problem???????
    adam

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    For something as important as U-bolts, you really need to be using a torque wrench and not the "I think it's tight enough" method. If you're not torquing the nuts enough, that could have something to do with your breakage problems.

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    Are thre enuff threads on the u-bolts? That should be dead space and have no movement.

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    Use an allen bolt to replace the pin i think it was 3/8" shank with a 1/2" head i had to do this to one of mine, seems to be a stronger bolt.


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