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How to replace rear leaf spring shackles 1998 chevy s10

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SOURCE: how to change leaf springs on my own?

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Find a store near you and plan on spending some hard earned money. They will help you to pick the BEST solution for your needs... springs, shocks,bushings and so on...
you can install new suspension if you have the right tools... but it is probably easier to have it done...No headaches
also... air springs?.. you may need some extensive fab work..I would definately go to 4 wheel parts to find what you need

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SOURCE: 1999 Chevy S10 Blazer 4x4. Replacing rear pad's,& Bleeding Breaks

have one person in the blazer pumping the brake pedal and then hold to the floor, crack the bleeder then tighten, release pedal, repeat till all air is out one side at a time, if this does not work then your ABS unit is bad witch if u follow your lines from your master cylinder u will find a black box with a motor on it, or the master cylinder itself is bad, it also can cause u to have no pedal, replace the master cylinder first, most likely cheaper.

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SOURCE: remove and replace rear struts

then they are not struts they are just regular shock absorbers, struts are where the coil spring and shock are assembled as one piece, the struts are in the front only

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SOURCE: Heater 1998 chevy s10

wide open hung thermostat can cause this too...continual circulation never allows the water to get hot enough to warm the heater core

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SOURCE: replace rear leaf springs in a dodge ram 2500 '96

If you are planning to do this via shade tree like mysef, I have used a hydraulic floor jack on one end of the leaf spring touse the weight of the truck to depress the spring enough to pull the spring bolt out. It's a bit tricky... be very cautious if you do this.

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Can you use shackles on the front and rear of rear leaf springs ?

not on both ends
the reason is obvious
the shackle allows the length of the spring to alter from bumps and loads
there is a fixed eye at one end and that positions the axle to maintain alignment
now if you had a shackle at both ends then the axle would be allowed to move out of alignment and cause handling problems
On tandem axles , the shackles are on the center pivoting bridge section but the other ends are still fixed eyes

May 12, 2018 | Cars & Trucks

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For a 1990 chevy s10, the leaf springs on the right are on the ground, but everything is in tact, what do I need to do to get the bed of the truck back to normal?

  • Hi, I can help.
  • sounds like a band lost it's grip and the leafs slide back on you or the bands just broke and the leafs hit the ground.
  • You can stick a jack under the rear pumpkin and jack the truck up. You may find cutting or touching that big U-Bolt off will be easier than fighting the bolt itself.
  • Once you get the springs off you can attempt to reband them or replace the leaf springs.

  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

Aug 25, 2011 | 1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

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My 2003 oldsmobile bravada back end sits very low. Its either my strut or shocks.My question is, for this model, are the rear shocks coil or air springs?

The shocks do not set ride Hightower. The leaf springs set ride hieght in the rear. So ether the leaf springs are worn out or the shackles that hold the springs to the frame are broken (should be very obvious if they are). Most likely the rear leaf springs are the problem.

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Aug 07, 2011 | Oldsmobile Bravada Cars & Trucks

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At first I thought my cv joint was going bad on my 2000 Silverado (classic popping sound) then I turned down my stereo and realized it was coming from the rear drivers side. When I pump the breaks it will...

First thing to verify (since its hard to isolate these sounds without using this little trick), turn off
stereo and while driving forward or turning stick an ear (or two) out the driver's window and
make sure the sound is coming from the rear diver's side.

Assuming that the sound is coming from the rear driver's side, you'll suspect the rear
suspension components: rear ball joints, shock mounts (upper & lower), trailing arm. The only
way to check
your rear suspension components is to jack up vehicle, remove L rear tire, and look for
anything loose, or missing a bolt or a nut (this happens more often than you'd ever
guess - they vibrate loose).
Also: axle shaft bearing - worn/damaged/dry. Replace or lubricate (if dry).

Here's the 2000 Silverado rear leaf spring front shackle:


Here's the 2000 Silverado rear leaf spring rear shackle:


Mar 24, 2011 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado

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Front leaf springs shackles keep folding up and droping the front end

You will need to replace the front leaf springs or have them set and tensioned. This entails a specialist heating and bending the springs to their original shape. While you have the leaf springs out replace the shackle bushes. Depending on your budget now would be the time to buy those Old Man Emu suspension parts you've been eyeing.

Oct 16, 2010 | 1986 Toyota Land Cruiser

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I have a 1998 Ford ranger XLT, and when I start from a stop there is a "thunk" sound. Also when the transmission changes gears. "U" Joints?

U-joints would be one thing I would inspect. Check drive-shaft slip yoke for play, ring and pinion for slop, Also trans mount, engine mounts and rear leaf spring and shackle bushings.

Jun 08, 2010 | 1998 Ford Ranger SuperCab

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

in midle of leaf spring sould have hole from that hole u put short end to front

Nov 24, 2009 | 1987 Chevrolet Blazer

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I am about to purchase a 84 ford f 150 with 133k original miles...any specific problems with this year...?

You didn't state if it was a v-8 or a 6cyl engine.
Thats not alot of miles if it is a six cylinder engine.
But you might want to check the rear spring shackles and shackle mounts,They rust off leaving the leaf spring with no support to carry anything.

Nov 09, 2009 | 1984 Ford F 150

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Ps front spring sitting on rs of front spring perch and bottom sp

This is common. You can tap it back into place with a 5 pound sledge hammer.
Sometimes the bottom leaf or overload leaf turns a little. But, rest assured it is a normal thing.Your good to go.

Mar 16, 2009 | 2000 Ford F350 Super Duty Super Cab

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