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Unread 04-23-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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leaf spring rubbing frame rail

So the drivers side rear leaf pack and the U bolts are rubbing the frame. What could be the cause of this? How bad is this problem?

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Unread 04-23-2013, 04:02 PM   #2
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pics would help
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Unread 04-23-2013, 04:10 PM   #3
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will get some pics up soon
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Unread 04-23-2013, 04:32 PM   #4
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here are a couple pics
bolts.jpg   leaf1.jpg  
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Unread 04-23-2013, 04:36 PM   #5
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Those pictures are itty bitty and don't get larger if you click on them.

Have you inspected the shackle area (I think that's the shackle at the left side of pic #2) to see if everything is aligned correctly there?
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Unread 04-23-2013, 04:56 PM   #6
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what would I be looking for to see if everything is aligned correctly?
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Unread 04-24-2013, 12:09 AM   #7
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Did you put the springs on upside down?
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Unread 04-24-2013, 09:16 AM   #8
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Did you put the springs on upside down?
I did not install the springs
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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:19 AM   #9
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Look for obvious things like broken parts or missing bushings. Check that the hardware (bolts) is tight. No internet guesswork is going to take the place of actually looking at it first.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 03:48 PM   #10
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Is that the same side you had pulled apart for the bent bolt?
Also , how much clearance do you have on the other side.
Pics from the rear down both sides
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Unread 04-27-2013, 08:58 PM   #11
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Is that the same side you had pulled apart for the bent bolt?
Also , how much clearance do you have on the other side.
Pics from the rear down both sides
It is not the side I pulled apart for the bolt I will get more pics and clearance numbers tomorrow
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Unread 04-28-2013, 09:24 PM   #12
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So what do you see that's different from the side that doesn't rub? There should be clues when comparing the two sides.
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