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Shackles don't line up

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84k5, Mar 7, 2001.

  1. 84k5

    84k5 1/2 ton status

    May 13, 2000
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    Dublin, CA
    Shackles don\'t line up

    k5 was in an accident a while ago, and I just noticed the shackles are at different angles. The one on the passener side is perpendicular to the ground, while the one on the driverside is angled a few degrees foward. I'm not positive, but I don't recall them being like this. The frame has been straightened, so asuming thats not it, whats the problem? Maybe broken centering pins? Thanks for the help.

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  2. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

    Sep 15, 2000
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    Carbondale Colorado
    Re: Shackles don\'t line up

    Lots of stuff could be wrong with the frame. Start measureing some points on it, like the distance between the main eye mounting bolt and the upper shackle bolt. If that's different side to side, you have problems. If not, it's just the springs that are a bit different and are putting the shackles at a different angle.
    The front mounting brackets are a common problem, they could be loose or tweaked, so inspect those.
    Hope this helps

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