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Rear shackle repair

Discussion in 'Stock 1991 - 1994 Explorers' started by im2tall2, June 5, 2009.

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    1. im2tall2

      im2tall2 New Member

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      I am getting ready to repair a rusted leaf spring shackle. I just bought the cheap replacements from autozone. I was wondering if I would also need to replace a bushings in the leaf springs as well. If so, how difficult is that. Also if any of you have any useful tips when repairing these, they are appreciated.
       
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      gmanpaint Back in 5 minutes Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Getting the shackles off is easy with an impact and some PB blaster. I had some bushings pressed in for me at a local shop once.

      Tons easier with the spare off! The stock bottle jack works perfect between the frame rail and the leafs to line up the bolts. A nice heavy duty floor jack helps lifting the rear axle for alignment as well.
       
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      Ok that sounds good. I was just hoping i wouldnt have to replace the bushings if i didnt have to. Just hope they will stay in and not fall apart or anything where i would have to replace them Thanks!
       

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