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Leaf spring question

I have a cracked leaf spring on both my driver and passenger rear leafs on my 1997 F250psd. I'm about to order two new sets of 3+1 leafs. Any ideas or tricks on how to remove the old leafs? Or just a lot of pullin' on the old nuts and bolts!
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I never changed a leaf spring on my F350....but on my old wrangler it was pretty much unbolt, remove and install new spring.

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Just spray them daily with some penetating oil for 4-5 days and they should come off pretty easy

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2 bolts and two u-bolts each side. Like Eric said, hit them with plenty of pen oil. If the bolts are worn when you pull them don't reuse them. If they are worn replace the bushings on the upper part of the shackle too (might as well do this anyway). Install the hard mount side first, then the shackle side. MIND THE FRAME TO AXLE HOUSING BRAKE LINE WHEN YOU DO THE JOB!. Don't rip it off. Do one side at a time so you can reference the other side.

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also check your spring perches for rust. the rear ones are known for rusting out and breaking if they look iffy when you replace the spring would be the ideal time to replace them to

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Thanks for the info.. I'll hit it up this weekend and see what happens. Where could I get some new bolts if my old ones are worn?

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