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"HELP NEEDED" REAR AXLE MOVED DURING AAL INSTALLATION

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Newbietaco08, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:02 AM
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    Newbietaco08

    Newbietaco08 [OP] New Member

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    Hi Guys I really need your help new to this forum. Saw some pics on this site by another member of how to install toytec rear add-a-leaf and ran into a serious problem. First of all centering pin is off and axle has turned inward now my passenger tire almost touches the rear mud flap and centering pin is almost off of the axle. I couldn't fit the AAL so I put the stock leafs back on. Any idea how I can move axle back so that centering hole on axle matches up with centering pin on the AAL's? There is a slight slant of the axle. These are stock tires 245/75/16 and its so close to the mud flap.. Many thanks for any reply...

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  2. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:17 AM
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    ktmrider

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    jack the truck up by the frame pull the tires and loosen the u bolts and recenter the axle, then torque the shit out of the ubolts and put everything back together
     
  3. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:21 AM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Yep, set truck on stands, remove wheels/tires, loosen u-bolts, shift axle back into place with center pin into hole on leaf spring perch, tighten u-bolts to about 90 ft-lbs in criss cross pattern.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:21 AM
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    TrdSurgie

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    Rear leaf spring tsb 5000 miles, w ac fan 26k miles, windshield creaking 28k miles- not warranty. Bad upper idler pulleys 32k miles- not warranty, Toyota Quality!
    Man it into place. And what the other guy said. Don't worry about messing up alignment.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2012 at 1:35 AM
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    Newbietaco08

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    Thanks guys I'll definitely give it a try.
     
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