how to count leaf spring leafs?? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 03-02-2013, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Colin7.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Loudonville OH
Posts: 1,342
Thanks: 47
Thanked 23 Times in 20 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
how to count leaf spring leafs??

Iv got a broken leaf on my truck and i can order individual leafs on rock auto but how do you count them?

top to bottom or vise versa???

here is a picture of the leaf




Colin S. Age:22 Certified Diesel Tech, Infantry US ARMY
E99 7.3 6spd 4x4 6637, 4" straight pipe, 365,000 miles
"wear your high mileage as a badge of honor"

04 GMC 2500 4x4 Duramax/Allison
Colin7.3 is offline  
post #2 of 9 Old 03-02-2013, 01:21 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Billings, MT
Posts: 466
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I believe its top to bottom, but could be wrong - My 6 spd is in need of a 4(th one down counting from the top) on my driver side.

LMK if you find out for sure, but I can only imagine that's how its done - and don't order the last one from Rock Auto!

2001 CCLB SRW 6spd - 375K and counting
2003 GMC Yukon - Her baby Hauler
1992 Acura NSX
1997 Honda Civic Hatchback - 2.4 liter, 6266 Turbo

Build Thread for the Honda
ProOnThaSnow is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 03-02-2013, 08:36 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
kingbilly68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Dallas
Posts: 303
Thanks: 25
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Odd...the same one is broke on my truck. Wonder how common this is?

[/SIGPIC]2001 F-250 ecsb 4wd auto 150,xxx miles. 6637 factory straight pipe. Amsoil bypass system. Triple Gauge Pod.
kingbilly68 is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 03-03-2013, 04:14 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
sniper_101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Sask, Canada
Posts: 277
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Mine too, 4th from top, on the back end of the passenger side . . .

I don't tow heavy enough to need to replace it; plus I also have helper bags back there.

2000 Ford F350 XLT - Supercab Shortbox - twin stick
1988 GMC Sierra
1994 Ford Ranger
2006 KTM 525 EXC-R - steet legal supermoto/dirt bike
sniper_101 is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 03-04-2013, 03:16 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Billings, MT
Posts: 466
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I called my local spring shop - they informed me "They have to be replaced as an entire pack" and wanted $225 for the pack.

No - I know you can buy individual leafs - nice try.

And in my perusing the interwebs, I came across someone from a shop saying the top spring represents spring number 1 in the pack and you count downward (with the thicker spring being 5 in our case)

I'm going to call the junkyard tomorrow and see what they want for an entire pack - if its cheap enough I'll go that route for ease of installation. If too much, I'm just going to order a single leaf and put it in when it gets here.

Its really nice having 2 trucks - if 1 is down it is no longer a major issue. That being said, I have no clue how many thousands of miles I have been driving around with a broken rear leaf.

2001 CCLB SRW 6spd - 375K and counting
2003 GMC Yukon - Her baby Hauler
1992 Acura NSX
1997 Honda Civic Hatchback - 2.4 liter, 6266 Turbo

Build Thread for the Honda

Last edited by ProOnThaSnow; 03-04-2013 at 03:19 PM.
ProOnThaSnow is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 04-05-2013, 02:57 PM
Serving Our Country!

 
clcruce's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 151
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have the same problem and according to McVeighs' Truck Springs found on Ebay, it is very common for the #4 spring to break. I ordered mine from them for $52 (counting the shipping). Search for "NEW REAR REPLACEMENT LEAF '99-'07 FORD F-250, F-350 SD" and you will find what you need.

Chris

E99 F350
AFE Two Stage Cold Air Intake, 5" MBRP Exhaust, Edge CTS (system monitor), PHP Hydra Chip, HPx

[/URL]
clcruce is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 04-05-2013, 04:34 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
This happened to my dad's CCLB SRW e99 about 8 years ago. He has a utility box full of tools all the time so the truck weighed about 10k pounds. A good spring shop will pull apart the pack and replace one for pretty cheap. He had them replace the broken one and add one on each side for $250.

Also, kind of interesting the shop had seen this issue a lot and said they believed it was because the springs were tempered in Mexico therefore they didn't do well in cold climates. I have no idea if this is true but seemed like a reasonable explanation.
Braco is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 04-06-2013, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Colin7.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Loudonville OH
Posts: 1,342
Thanks: 47
Thanked 23 Times in 20 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Braco View Post
This happened to my dad's CCLB SRW e99 about 8 years ago. He has a utility box full of tools all the time so the truck weighed about 10k pounds. A good spring shop will pull apart the pack and replace one for pretty cheap. He had them replace the broken one and add one on each side for $250.

Also, kind of interesting the shop had seen this issue a lot and said they believed it was because the springs were tempered in Mexico therefore they didn't do well in cold climates. I have no idea if this is true but seemed like a reasonable explanation.
you rock man!!! ill be ordering one of those soon!

Colin S. Age:22 Certified Diesel Tech, Infantry US ARMY
E99 7.3 6spd 4x4 6637, 4" straight pipe, 365,000 miles
"wear your high mileage as a badge of honor"

04 GMC 2500 4x4 Duramax/Allison
Colin7.3 is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 04-13-2013, 07:10 AM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 22
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Leaf Springs, Helper Springs and Suspension Parts | SD Truck Springs is where I bought all my stuff to replace everything above the rear axle on my truck. I had a broken spring as well and was afraid of just replacing one side. So I did both sides, shackles and u bolts. It raised the rear of my truck 2" from where it was when I started. I measured both because I wanted to know. It was very easy to do as long as you have the right tools. I am lucky I work at a place where I use BIG 3/4" socket sets and impact tools. Plus I had a fork lift at my disposal so I used it to lift the entire rear of the truck. -Jason

1999 F250 Crew Cab Short Bed 4X4 Black 139,XXX miles bought 01/18/2012 No mods yet.

noplugs4me is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome