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Leaf spring popped out just one on the right rear

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The leaf must of snapped.The only reason they will pop out is because the U bolts are lose.Replace the leafspring.And tighten U bolts to correct torque.

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#03-03-09-002B: Rear Leaf Spring Slap or Clunk Noise (Replace Spring Inserts) - (Jul 23, 2007) 999999995.gif Subject: Rear Leaf Spring Slap or Clunk Noise (Replace Spring Inserts) Models: 1999-2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500/2500 Series Pickups 2000-2008 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 Series 2002-2008 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 Series 2003-2008 Chevrolet Express 2500/3500 Vans with 8500 GVWR (RPO C5F), 8600 GVWR (RPO C6P) or 9600 GVWR (RPO C6Y) 1999-2008 GMC Sierra 1500/2500 Series Pickups 2000-2008 GMC Yukon XL 2500 Series 2003-2008 GMC Savana 2500/3500 Vans with 8500 GVWR (RPO C5F), 8600 GVWR (RPO C6P) or 9600 GVWR (RPO C6Y)

This bulletin is being revised to add model years and update the Parts Information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 03-03-09-002A (Section 03 -- Suspension).
Condition Some customers may comment on a rear leaf spring slap or clunk noise. This noise is most apparent when the vehicle is operated over irregular road surfaces.
Correction Important: DO NOT disassemble the main pack on the leaf spring or remove the bushing from the spring.

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(1) Insert -- P/N 15604067
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(1) Insert -- P/N 15247030 Verify that the rear leaf spring inserts (1) are present on the leading and trailing ends of the overload spring (second stage leaf). The insert may have broken apart from wear and fallen out. If the inserts are not present, install new ones.
Important: On some models, the vehicle may have to be raised to allow the springs to separate enough so the insert can be installed.
Parts Information Important: Technicians should refer to the Parts Catalog when ordering the insert.
Part Number
Description
15604067
Insert, Rear Spring Leaf
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Insert, Rear Spring Leaf
Warranty Information For vehicles repaired under warranty, use:
Labor Operation
Description
Labor Time
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Insulator and/or Insert, Rear Leaf Spring - One or All - Replace
Use Published Labor Operation Time
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