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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Engine Light On
At first it will cost you from $60-70 (Midas) to nothing if you go to the nearest parts store (you need to call them and ask if they do it for free, I can suggest Autozone) and do the computer diagnostic of your car to get the malfunction codes. After you get the codes you can call the repair shops and get the estimate. But first you can try to do to change the gas station and use a fuel injector cleaner (form $1 to $6 in Walmart).
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
This should be pretty close for you since most add a spring(s) are pretty much the same.
Note: Check U-Bolt length prior to disassembly, Longer U-Bolts may be required.
1. Park the vehicle on flat level ground. Set the emergency brake and block the tires.
2. Raise the vehicle so that the tires slightly touch the ground. Support the frame rails using jack
3. Remove the U-Bolts from one side only. Remove the spring eye bolts and remove the leaf spring
from the vehicle.
4. Place 2 C-Clamps around the leaf spring as shown in Photo #1. Tighten C-Clamps against the
5. With C-Clamps tightened onto leaf spring, remove the center tie bolt using a pair of vice grips to
hold the head of the bolt. “Slowly” remove the C-Clamps to release the spring tension.
6. Note the location of the tie bolt hole in the add-a-leaf. If the hole is not centered, measure the factory
spring to determine the long end and short end. Be sure to install the add-a-leaf with the
long end towards the long end of the leaf spring. Install the new add-a-leaf onto the “bottom” of
new leaf spring. If installing more than one leaf per side, install the longest first, then the shortest.
7. Use a screw driver to line up the tie bolt hole in the leaves. It is recommended to leave the screwdriver
in to help keep the leaves aligned as you tighten the C-Clamps. Tighten until there is
enough space to install the new tie bolt. With tie bolt installed, tighten the nut by hand. Then continue
to tighten the C-Clamps. Repeat this process until leaves are pulled together. See diagram
below. DO NOT USE THE TIE BOLT TO PULL THE LEAVES TOGETHER. THIS CAN RESULT
IN AN EXPLOSIVE DISASSEMBLY AND POSSIBLE INJURY!
8. Tighten the center tie bolt to torque specifications provided.
9. Reinstall leaf spring into the vehicle. Install U-bolts. Repeat this process on the opposite side.
3/8” Tie Bolt = 17 Ft. Lbs.
7/16” Tie Bolt = 27 Ft. Lbs.
1/2” Tie Bolt = 41 Ft. Lbs.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
I would suggest an aftermarket add on. There are helper/overload springs that you can install yourself. They are cambered leafs that fit over the axle with contact points on each end that won't touch the existing leaf springs until you are loaded, at that point the 2 contact points will touch the existing springs and assume some of the load. When this occurs, naturally it will affect the ride of the truck, but when you are not loaded, your ride will be unaltered.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
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