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post #1 of 16 Old 03-16-2012, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Help...Leaf spring broke!!

So.. Im driving and start to hear clunky noises from the rear... Next thing I know leaf spring bits in the rear view... Pull over and take a look under the rear and see nothing out of the ordinary.. When I got home I found this




Anyone ever seen this.. Where do I go from here?


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I would go buy a set of 2008-2010 or 2011 springs and the hanger hit and get a better ride out of it. Or there is always another set of factory springs. I have never seen a set break. That is strange.

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I've seen that one other time, on a friend's truck. Odd indeed

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I personally have never seen that. Did you own the truck since new? If you did. Do you ever overload the truck in the rear? Does the truck see lots of salt in like a winter season or so,etching. I mean that is super weird but I would put new springs and make sure you spray them with silicone spray or something once a year or every 6 months to make sure it doesn't happen again. I spray mine every now and then to make sure they don't squeak but I also use to play in the mud all the time with my other truck.

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I personally have never seen that. Did you own the truck since new? If you did. Do you ever overload the truck in the rear? Does the truck see lots of salt in like a winter season or so,etching. I mean that is super weird but I would put new springs and make sure you spray them with silicone spray or something once a year or every 6 months to make sure it doesn't happen again. I spray mine every now and then to make sure they don't squeak but I also use to play in the mud all the time with my other truck.

Ive owned the truck for about 9 months. I do alot of hauling and some scrapping so its seen a fair share of 1000lb+ bed loads but I wouldnt consider that overload.. Or should I?

Usually 700-800 lbs in the bed but there was that one trip to the scrapyard...2500lbs


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No that's not overloading. But still I have never in my life seen that. But just put new springs and you will be fine. My best guess is just bad luck. New springs and spray them every now and then with some kind of spray wd40 silicone spray gel lube anything will due. Just to keep them lubed up and it will keep them from squeaking

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I know for a fact i have a cracked leaf in both of my rear springs.

I also have ALOT (390k) of miles on it.

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Been there done that !!!

On my '99 F250 I noticed thick smoke coming from the driver's rear wheel well. Stopped and grabbed the fire extinguisher, tire was on fire! !

Turns out that my leaf springs broke just like yours, and one piece pivoted sideways and jammed against the (new - yikes!) tire, friction started a fire. Didn't pop though.

Fortunately I was on a dirt road going 35 mph and not the freeway.

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PS The tire store gave me a replacement free - said it was 'road hazard'
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I've seen a few broken leaf on my buddy's truck... replaced them with stock packs from a wreaked truck, adding the overloads that came with them, includeding the parts that bolt to the frame that the over loads hit... his truck had no overloads from the factory. My guess is yours doesn't eather? Doesn't look like it from the pic. Add them, if you had them, my guess is the 2500 lb load you had did in the springs, might not have happened...

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I've broken several leaf springs. Especially on a 1/2 ton Chevy I have. Have good shop near by that specializes in truck springs.

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