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Old 10-02-2011, 06:24 PM
M.T.Pilot M.T.Pilot is offline
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Default Replace leaf springs


I need to replace the leafsprings on the left rear side of my old (1989) 4WD hilux pick-up truck...

Counting from the upper leaf down, the 2nd and 3rd (of the total of 7) are broken. The 1st is now at one point is curved a little bit in the wrong way, even. (The shock absorber on that side is leaking oil now too, so it needs to replaced as well). The car is sagging on the left side.

I have an old donor wreck and have taken the back axle including the springleafs off of it. A pretty easy job, if you have a heavy hammer at hand.

The problem is trying to get the spring leafs off of the axle. The nuts on the U-bolts are completely damaged by rusting. No 6 side shape to be seen anymore. (It seems that the nuts are rusted completely onto the U-bolts).

Does anyone else have this problem? What to do?

I have the same rusted nuts problem on my own car (see image). So, what should be a very easy job is now something I have not been able to solute. I tried heating the U-bolts and such as well, without any result. I have started to saw through the U-bolts on the donor wreck, but don't feel like doing that on my own car, because getting new U-bolts is pretty difficult on the small Caribbean island where I live.

I'm wondering: where could I best order a new set of U-bolts (with nuts), a spring seat and a spring bumber through internet from the USA?
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