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my Aal is shifting

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BMOC, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    BMOC

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    i just installed my AAL's a few days ago from toytec, that i got in my ULK.

    and i noticed while today out playing in the mud. the AAL started to move out slightly on both sides. not sure if its something to be to worried about. a good sized hammer solved the problem for a little while. until i went back out to the mud, they would shift again. driving around town it stays put however.

    i know this cant be normal.. as i've never seen any other posts about it. maybe i need to torque my u bolts further?? or something else??

    just tired of slamming my leafs with a big ol hammer to put em back into place... which cant be good for em :lol:
     
  2. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Have you checked the torque on the U bolts?
     
  3. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    i got it aligned a couple days ago before the rains hit. asked them to re-torque everything for me, i hope they did... but tomorrow i will re-check their work.. :p
     
  4. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    Check tq on the center pin and u-bolts. It really shouldn't be loose enough that you can shift it with a hammer without loosening anything.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    If you want, You can swing by my place, and I'll check it out for ya.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    Center pin only holds the springs together from separating. It doesnt hold them from shifting sideways at the ends.
     
  7. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    awesome, thanks guys, i figured it had to be an untorqued something or other :)

    that would be great, what's your coordinates? :p
     
  8. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    Agreed, but if it's loose things will shift more easily. Ditto if it's broken.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    Im in Tempe, so if your in Phoenix, Im not sure how long of a drive it is for ya.
     
  10. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    Only if the U bolts are loose. The center bolt really only holds the springs together until the U bolts are torqued. The U bolts asume the load after that.
     
  11. Feb 22, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    torqued them up today to 75 lbs... so should all be well now :) thanks for the help

    the idiot mechanics didn't torque them at all..
     
  12. Feb 22, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    i installed it on my own, i told the mechanic doing the alignment however, to retorque the U-bolts for me. they didn't i guess.
     
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