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Stuck! Middle of a leaf job. Need help.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 96Taco, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Jul 23, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    96Taco

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    I have replaced my leaf on the driver side. Im installing the pack back in but cannot get the center bolt to sit in the hole on the axle top.

    I have already bolted in the shackle and leaf and also the opposite side long bolt to the leaf. I just cannot get that damn center bolt to sit in the middle axle hole. Tried lifting and lowering axel..

    Does anyone have any suggestions or tips how they did there's?

    Just have to play with it or what?

    thanks
     
  2. Jul 23, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    907taco

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    pics would help alot. the center pin too big to fit in the hole?
     
  3. Jul 23, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    jmayday23

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    I just did mine last week, had to jack the axle up so the leaf pack was sitting on it and I just wiggled it to get it to seat. Once it went in it stayed, so just try a little muscle and hopefully it will find its way.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    Need some pics, I had to kick it to get it into place.....
     
  5. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    96Taco

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    Thanks guys.. Muscle was the answer. Ended up calling my neighbor over. One was using legs to push on it HARD while the other wiggles it for that pin to fall in to the hole.

    Learning curve. But happy with days work.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    tacomalex

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    when I did mine I used a hammer more than a wrench or a ratchet in the rear. not to mention I broke one of my ratchets too.. (that was taking the leaf pack off though)
     
  7. Jul 25, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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    96Taco

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    Yup she's pretty tight back there!

    I accidentally cross threaded the bolt on to my shackle. Spend at lease an hour rebuilding the thread. Whoops.
     
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