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Ok i can not get these springs apart to put the new one in. I have one broken one and all i want to do is slide out the old and pop in the new. What do i need to do? I have tryed a screw driver in the side with a hammer and no luck


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Get out the torch, and the BFH.And might as well upgrade as long as your at it! (chevs) <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Dont say that i have a pair sitting on the side of the house =) It would be a bit much work to do it though. I just want to keep it simple for a bit.

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[ 10-29-2001: Message edited by: muppetz3 ]
 

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What are you trying to do?

IMHO - if you intend to pull a leaf pack apart, doing it UNDER the truck is a BAD IDEA.

Pull the springs out and work on those things on a table or somewhere else you have room to work.

So in that pic are you trying to get the spring free of the spring perch, or are you trying to pull the leaves apart?
 

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Yea i do know there is a nut at the end, but thats not stopping me from taking the springs off. I cant even get the perch away from the axle. I will let it soak in some oil for a bit.

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Hey DRM, im trying to do both. I was hoping to be able to pull them apart and put the new one in then put them back together. Also why is it bad to do it on the truck? The truck is not going anywhere.

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whats goin on on the other side of the truck, sometimes the leverage can hold the spring on the perch enough to make it hard to move. Is that tire still on? If so pull it and let that side hang too
 

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Originally posted by muppetz3:
<STRONG>Hey DRM, im trying to do both. I was hoping to be able to pull them apart and put the new one in then put them back together. Also why is it bad to do it on the truck? The truck is not going anywhere.

Nick</STRONG>
Well, for one that truck CAN fall on you when hammering on that spring to get it loose <IMG SRC="smilies/ghost.gif" border="0">

And if you go ahead and remove the bolts for the springs eye and shackle, you can rock the spring on the perch to help free it.

Besides, you are gonna have a hard time telling me a few good hammer blows to the bottom side of the spring near the perch won't knock that loose... You must be a wimp! <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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I agree with DRM here...Pull the spring pack out. It's much easier than trying to do it under the truck. I had to replace the center pins on my front springs not to long ago and doing it when the springs were still in the truck was a PAIN IN THE ASS!!! Pull the springs...set em on the garage floor and get the BFH to get the center bolt out.

Also, put a new bolt in there while it's out. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Ahh, i just said f* it. Put it all back. I was bashing on it with a hammer and nothing, the springs wont spread. The broken leaf wont go anywhere, its held in there. And it is still working fine. I will leave it untill i am ready for the chevys =) But i was looking at the frame and i have like 4 inchs behind the rear hanger. Not to much room to move that one back. And my hitch is in the way =(

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Originally posted by muppetz3:
<STRONG>Ok i can not get these springs apart to put the new one in. I have one broken one and all i want to do is slide out the old and pop in the new. What do i need to do? I have tryed a screw driver in the side with a hammer and no luck


Nick</STRONG>

Springs just aren't that tough to get out. Looking at the pic, it almost looks like the bottom over-load spring is welded to the perch. Is it?
 

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Let me see if I understand this, you are trying to split the leafs apart to replace a broken one, But the leafs wont seperate. If so do like the others said and take the spring out, or get a bigger hammer. If that don't work your gonna have to drill out the spring pin. Never seen one that stuck together where a BFG and some balls wouldn't break it free! <IMG SRC="smilies/skull.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Ranger:
<STRONG>Let me see if I understand this, you are trying to split the leafs apart to replace a broken one, But the leafs wont seperate. If so do like the others said and take the spring out, or get a bigger hammer. If that don't work your gonna have to drill out the spring pin. Never seen one that stuck together where a BFG and some balls wouldn't break it free! <IMG SRC="smilies/skull.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Ever been to Rochester? Here Rust turns into welds. =) Its so much fun.

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Originally posted by muppetz3:
<STRONG>Ever been to Rochester? Here Rust turns into welds. =) Its so much fun.

Nick</STRONG>
Now you Know why I moved to Az. <IMG SRC="smilies/eyemouth.gif" border="0">
 
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