4-190. FRONT SUSPENSION LEAF SPRING AND BUSHING REPLACEMENT.
This task covers:
General Mechanics Tool Kit
Front Leaf Spring (572359C91)
(Grease (Appendix D, Item 20)
Para. Condition Description
4-185 Front Shock Absorbers Removed
General Safety Instructions
Transmission in (N) neutral.
Parking brake set.
A jack should never be used alone to support vehicle
while under-chassis service is being performed. The
jack may lower and serious personal injury could
result. Always support vehicle with floor stands.
Raise the vehicle sufficiently to remove weight on
front spring. Support the spring with a suitable
lifting device. Support the vehicle with floor stands.
Remove nut (1), lockwasher (2) and retaining bolt
(3) from front spring hanger (4).
Remove grease fittings (5) in spring pin end (6).
Pound spring pin (6) out through hanger (4) and
eye of spring (7) using a drift.
Repeat steps b, c, and d to remove spring (7) from
shackle (8) at rear of spring.
Remove four U-bolt nuts (9), U-bolts (10), and
U-bolt plate (11). Remove front spring U-bolt seat
(12) and shock absorber bracket (13).
Lift spring (7) along with two shims (14) from axle