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Removing the Leaf Springs

dutch724

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Hey Guys,
I have seen how helpful everyone is on this site and figure someone can help me out with this problem. So here it goes.
I have found a problem I'm going to have soon if I don't do something about it.
My rear leaf springs have bad rust eating thru the bracket that holds up the back end of the leaf springs. What I would like to know is how do you release the tention on the leaf springs so I can take that bracket off and replace it safely? The rust is so bad that it has eaten a hole right thru the brackets on both sides.
While were at it does anyone know a good place to buy quality replacement parts for the leaf springs? I'm planning on replacing both end on the rear leaf springs. I would hate to loose my rear end on the road.
This is on a 93' XLT 4x4 Explorer. :roll:
 
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Lt.Jim

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That piece is called a shackle. Most people replace them with warrior products shackles. Part number war153. This part will give you a little bit of lift as well. If you have sagging leafs it will help level your truck out.

Do a search for shackle installation and you will find out how to remove and install new ones.

Did the search for you here is the link.
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48965&highlight=war153+install

Here is a good place to order them.
http://www.tellico4x4.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=war153&x=70&y=9
 
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dutch724

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Thx Lt. Jim that was a big help. Now as soon as my paycheck comes in i'll be off to getting them.
I wanted to put a 2" lift on my explorer any ways.
 
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