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How to replacefront leaf springs on toyota hilux dualcab4 x4

Cannot remove pinfrom front and back hanger

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Undo the 2 small retainer studs from the pin-plate. Place a nut on the thread of the pin and do up partway Ensure that the vehicle is placed on stands with the wheels just touching the ground so as to relieve all tension in the springs. Hammer the nut on the pin . It will also help if you use a pair of stilsons on the plate twisting while hammering. The plate will move out revealing a large hole on one side . When the pin moves freely remove the nut and hammer on the plate. As to the front swing shackle remove both nuts and with a bar between the spring and the hanger hammer the plate and pins out. undo the spring u- bolts and remove the spring Note-1--- do one side at a time as it retains the location of the front axle for spring replacement. Note--2---Hilux springs are bad for sagging so have an extra leaf fitted under main leaf Note--3-- do not use eurothane bushes as they will crack the chassis in adverse conditions.

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SOURCE: tow bar specs for 1988 hilux and 1983 toyota hilux, are they same

I'd check with manufacturer of tow bar to be sure it bolts on the same etc. I'm sure they would give you that info, and if nothing else, call a place that sells them and ask for kit number for both vehicles & if they are the same number, well, just need to check that they bolt on exactly the same, that's why I would contact manufacturer for copy of install instructions for the new install.

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SOURCE: front crankshaft seal, 1989 hilux


Yes, it's possible to change the seal after removing the balancer.
If the balancer shows signs of scratching, wear at the place of the seal, change that part too!

To remove the old seal, drill 2 small opposite holes in the seal flange ( there is metal in it ).
Screw 2 (parker) screws in the holes, so you can pull the seal out gently.
Grease the new seals' inner race, and put some sealant paste to the external race.
Push it back in place with a wooden piece ( drill a hole in the center for the crankshaft end )
Grease the outher race of the balancer. This will help the seal come gently into place.

Good luck!

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SOURCE: I have two new leaf springs for my 1987 full size Blazer

look at the bottom of the spring you will see a knob sticking out of the bottom it centers on that hole, then you will put the spring on the hole and you will see how it lines up, when it is in the correct position it will fit in the shackles and the axle will be centered.

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SOURCE: how to remove rear pinion oil seal on front

remove the front driveshaft, remove nut on yoke, remove yoke, remove seal, put together in reverse order, add oil till full

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